The world capital of perfume, listed by UNESCO as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity, reveals the manufacturing secrets of some of the great names in perfumery and charms the curious with its museums.
LA BASTIDE SAINT-ANTOINE
Jacques Chibois’s hotel houses the Chef’s Michelin-starred restaurant, as well as rooms opening onto the countryside and swimming pool. The bucolic terrace amid a flowered garden and the new panoramic terrace offer an enchanting setting for sampling the light and fragrant cuisine created from local products. Unexpected. Discovery paths have been laid out in the 10-hectare park maintained by the master of the house Jacques Chibois. Enjoy a pleasant stroll through the olive grove with its two-thousand-year-old trees, the aromatic gardens and terraced orchards. Don’t miss out on the petanque ground strictly for amateurs!
48 avenue Henri Dunant - Tél. 04 93 70 94 94
MIRAMAR BEACH HÔTEL & SPA
This palace, decorated in the style of The Thousand and One Nights, has an exceptional setting that reveals the contrasting coastline – between the turquoise sea and red rocks. Unexpected. You have to go down towards the sea to discover Le Moya, the shoreline restaurant «carved into the rock». A «chic grotto» gastronomic terrace opening onto the Mediterranean and the amazing swimming pool!
47 avenue de Miramar, Théoule-sur-Mer - Tél. 04 93 75 05 05
Connoisseurs, please note that a visit to the Grasse chocolate maker’s factory is a must. Discover chocolate processing and its history for yourself. Before succumbing to temptation in the shop with its prettily packaged artisan creations.
22 rue Marcel Journet - Tél. 09 67 56 46 69
Make your perfume from essences chosen at the Bar des Fragrances In the perfumer’s historic shop. An express creative workshop for an enjoyable experience.
60 boulevard Victor Hugo - Tél. 04 93 36 01 62
JARDINS DU MIP
The Musée International de la Parfumerie offers an olfactory stroll through its gardens to breathe and discover the fragrant plants and flowers. An interactive and multi-sensory tour that immerses you in the Pays de Grasse heritage.
979 chemin des Gourettes, Mouans-Sartoux - Tél. 04 92 98 92 69