Home to three world-famous perfumeries—Fragonard, Galimard, and Molinard—and surrounded by fields of lavender, rose, and jasmine, Grasse is known as France’s perfume capital. This hilltop medieval town lies just north of Cannes, along the French Riviera, making it a popular choice for a day trip. Here are your options.
Grasse Tours from Cannes
Just a 30-minute drive from Cannes, Grasse offers a tranquil alternative to the coastal resorts. Full-day tours often combine a walking tour of Grasse with stops in nearby villages such as St. Paul de Vence, Gourdon, and Les Gorges du Loup. While in Grasse, learn more about the town’s perfume-making heritage with a visit to the International Perfume Museum, or take a guided tour of one of the legendary perfumeries.
Grasse Tours from Nice
Less than an hour from Nice, Grasse is often visited as part of a full-day itinerary, taking in highlights of the French Riviera and Provence. Along the way, stop in Cannes to see the famous Film Festival Palace; visit medieval towns such as Gourdon, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, and Les Gorges du Loup; or enjoy wine tasting at Château de Crémat. For a more personalized experience, opt for a small-group tour or choose a private tour that can be customized to your preferences.