On the programme of your excursion
International Perfume Museum
We will visit the International Perfume Museum. This fascinating museum has the peculiarity of proposing an interactive route to enjoy and discover the many scents.
In the 16th century, the traditional tanning of leather and skin gave the town of Grasse a bad smell. It was thus decided to perfume them.
The tanners used their own perfumes to perfume their products. The demand for leather and skins being in full development, it was necessary to create a separate company dedicated to this production of flowers and perfumes. The court of Versailles, which at that time was struggling against its bad smell with a lot of perfumed powders and lotions, discovered new smells that this time no longer came from the Middle East but from France. The fragrant flower culture is still very active and sought after by the greatest perfumers in the world.
Visit to the old town of Grasse
At the end of this journey, we will walk in Old Grasse and enjoy its typical Provencal architecture and shops.
We will then head to the Fragonard perfumery, in which it is possible, upon reservation, to participate in a paid workshop, the fragrance studio, where you can create your own perfume. Participating in the creation of your perfume is a unique experience and highly recommended. You will leave with the perfume you have created, and to which you will have given the name of your choice!
Like every excursion organised by your language school Azurlingua, visiting the town of Grasse will be an opportunity to practise the French language in a context that is both fun and cultural. You will share a day of discovery and unforgettable conviviality with other students and with our activities team.
Today, the municipality of Grasse covers a vast area, made up largely of forest reserves. Its history too, extends from the Neolithic era, when Grasse already showed substantial human activity, to the present day, where it is the 4th town of the Alpes-Maritimes department. The town of Grasse offers visitors a particularly rich heritage and many buildings to discover. In the narrow streets of its old town you can admire the town hall, the Saracen tower (more than 30 metres high) and magnificent houses dating from the 17th century. Grasse is also one of the towns with the label “Cities and Countries of Art and History”, awarded since 1985, which highlights the municipalities whose politics particularly value their culture and architecture.