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Grasse: Design Your Own Fragrance at a Perfume Factory

Grasse: Design Your Own Fragrance at a Perfume Factory

Create your own perfume at the family-run La Maison Molinard perfume factory, founded in 1849, making it one of the oldest perfume manufacturers in France. Learn how Grasse became the world’s capital of perfume and discover how the Molinard factory continues the traditions of excellence today.  Explore how perfume is distilled from raw ingredients, and then select one of the notes from a selection of 90 different essences to make your own individual fragrance. Benefit from the assistance of a Creation Molinard expert to ensure your fantasy becomes reality. Leave with a 50ml bottle of your unique scent.  Please arrive on time for your session, any delay of more than 10 minutes can result in the cancellation.

Grasse: Perfume Making Class and Fragonard Factory Tour

Grasse: Perfume Making Class and Fragonard Factory Tour

Go on a journey of the senses as you customize your own 12ml Eau de Toilette with 3 blended compositions that enter into the Flower of the year eau de toilette. An expert will help you compose the perfect olfactory symphony. Discover how perfume is made with a guided tour of the Fragonard Perfume Factory in Grasse. Discover the main stages of perfume making and its state-of-the-art production tools. Get a glimpse of how the perfumed products that leave the factory are metamorphosed into refined products ready to be shipped to a public of discerning customers. Attend the "Flower of the Year" Olfactory Workshop and become the creator of your own Eau de Toilette (12ml).

Grasse: Perfume Workshop

Grasse: Perfume Workshop

Created in 1849, La Maison Molinard is a family business that over the years has passed down its enthusiasm and high standards. In Grasse, the world’s capital of perfume, five successive generations have handed down their secrets. Recognized as a tribute to its rare and ancestral know-how, the company reinvents itself every day with its passion to create. After your visit to the historical factory, create your own perfume. A contemporary and fun way to create your own perfume in a few key stages. In this workshop, discover 3 bases and 6 essences and create your own 30ml bottle of perfume.

Nice: Provencal Food Walking Tour with Tastings

Nice: Provencal Food Walking Tour with Tastings

Get your taste buds ready for phenomenal food as you take a tour of one of the world's best culinary cities. Discover the secrets of the city's eating culture as you stroll through its picturesque downtown. Meet your guide just before lunch and get ready to sample all the tastes Nice has to offer. Be introduced to local specialties like the best pan bagnat in town and the city's famous socca. Delight in the flavour of niçois farçis and savor the famous pissaladière. Top it all of with sweet chard pie, homemade ice creams, and other treats like artisan macaroons with local flavors.

Nice: Countryside Tour with Grasse

Nice: Countryside Tour with Grasse

Discover medieval castles and charming towns as you tour the countryside around Nice. Visit Grasse and learn about the history of French perfume, explore the cobblestone streets of Saint Paul de Vence, and stop at the Gorges du Loup waterfall. After pick up, you travel to the old town of Grasse, the historical center of French perfumery since the end of the 18th century. You will have the opportunity to visit Fragonard perfumery. Continue on to Gourdon, one of the most beautiful perch villages of France, and admire a panoramic view of the Riviera from the Alps over the coast. You will visit the castle, built in the 9th century, and its sumptuous garden, dissected by Lenotre. Enjoy a stop to visit the waterfall 40metres high in the Gorges du Loup. The next stop is the medieval village Tourette Sur Loup, settled on a rocky buttress, overhanging precipices. Also know as Cite des Violettes, this village became a meeting place for musicians, painters, writers, and poets in the middle of the 1920s. Today more than thirty workshops and galleries make the village a place of high standing for art and craft on the Riviera. Your last destination will be Saint Paul de Vence, an extraordinary treasure of Provence that has over time become the garden of many painters.

Nice: Medieval Villages Full-Day Guided Trip

Nice: Medieval Villages Full-Day Guided Trip

Visit the charming medieval villages of Provence on this day trip from Nice. Learn all about their history from your guide as you immerse yourself in the authentic French atmosphere. Travel for 8 hours in time, be curious and chat with a university-trained guide, 8 hours of knowledge, medieval history, landscapes, and art. It's a ride you'll remember for life! Begin your Provence adventure by visiting Grasse, listed by UNESCO as part of its Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity for its perfume industry. Stroll through its evocative old streets filled with workshops of the tannery industry dating from the middle ages. Treat yourself to a visit to the historic Fragonard factory to discover the process of changing flowers into perfume. Next, head for this small village of Gourdon. Explore a picturesque settlement perched 758 meters high between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea. Admire its medieval fortress and its 8th-century Sarazin castle. Continue getting under the skin of French village life with a trip to your next destination of Tourrettes sur Loup. Explore the evocative streets and admire the ramparts set up to protect the locals from invasion. Stroll around the 12th-century Saint-Grégoire churches and admire and photograph the village's emblem violet flower. Follow in the footsteps of artists at your last stop of Saint Paul de Vence,. Admire the idyllic setting on a outcrop nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean. Pause at La Colombe d'or Inn and admire artistic masterpieces by Picasso, Matisse, and Miró. Wander through its narrow streets and linger in some of its many art galleries.

From Nice: Provence and its Medieval Villages Full-Day Tour

From Nice: Provence and its Medieval Villages Full-Day Tour

Start at Grasse, a city of perfumes since the 17th century, today the world capital of perfumery. It is also called the "capital of flowers and perfumes". It is a typical city of Provence. You are offered a visit of the old town or Fragonard perfumery. Then continue onto Gourdon, where you will be able to stroll around the beautiful medieval village and admire a breathtaking landscape from the top of this fortified little town. On the way, admire the very picturesque waterfalls of the Saut du Loup with emerald colored pools. Then, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, a charming medieval village that is called the "City of Violets.” On its streets, you will find the workshops of ceramists, painters, sculptors, leather craftsmen, and weavers. To complete the tour, visit one of the best-preserved fortified villages in the South of France, namely St. Paul de Vence. There, walking through the narrow winding streets, vaulted alleyways, and arcades, you will be transported back into the Middles Ages.

From Nice: Provence Countryside Day Trip

From Nice: Provence Countryside Day Trip

Enjoy a day trip in Provence, where you'll be guided around some of the area's most famous countryside attractions. Arrive in the morning in Cannes and walk the famous Croisette Boulevard, by the Film Festival Palace, stopping at designer shops and smart sandy beaches. Then you'll drive through the charming Countryside of Provence to Grasse, world capital of the perfume industry, for a guided tour of a perfumery or you can spend free time visiting the old town. View the Alps, valleys and spectacular coastline from the amazing perched medieval village of Gourdon. After lunch, you can wind down with the charming Loup Gorges. Finish-up in St Paul de Vence, the 2nd most visited village in France, home of impressionist painters, with ancient cobblestone lanes, ramparts and art galleries.

From Nice: Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Afternoon Tour

From Nice: Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Afternoon Tour

Step aboard an air-conditioned minibus and embark on a trip from Nice to Monaco, Monte-Carlo, and Eze with a local guide. Start your afternoon with panoramic views across Nice, the Bay of Angels, the Bay of Villefranche, and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, before heading off along the famous coastal road. Enjoy a guided visit to the Fragonard perfume factory before going up to this medieval perched village to learn all about its history. Then, get free time to discover the Exotic Garden at the summit of the village (€4 additional cost for entry). Get some incredible shots across Monaco and its surroundings from the La Turbie viewpoint. Then, it’s time to head to the Principality of Monaco. Get dropped off directly in Monaco Ville, also called Le Rocher. Visit the Neo-Romanesque Cathedrale where Grace Kelly lies. Stroll through the old town of Monaco and the Prince’s Palace Square. See the Grand Prix Formula 1 circuit from the comfort of the minibus. Experience first-hand the luxury of Monte Carlo, the Grand Casino, and the Hotel de Paris before heading back to Nice in the evening.

CANNES: Discovery Perfume Making Workshop

CANNES: Discovery Perfume Making Workshop

Craft your own unique fragrance at our Molinard workshops in the city of your choice. In Grasse, the perfume capital of the world, five generations have toiled to generate the abundance of perfumery we have to offer. Created in 1849, Maison Molinard is recognized by the Living Heritage Company for its ancestral know-how. You can feel their richness in knowledge as a Molinard expert guides you through deciphering your desired scents and helps you compose the perfect olfactory combination. CONCEPT Make your own personalized fragrance from a selection of our raw materials and learn expert perfumery techniques. PRACTICE • Scenting session and selection of your essences • Creation of your top note, heart note, and base note • Formulation of the olfactory pyramid • Application

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