Cities of France: Grace
"Capital of world perfumery" Grass (Grasse) lies 16 km from the coast and Cannes. This medieval city, crowded by the old quarters of the Hill, is the official starting point of the famous "Napoleon route" (Route Napoleon), although the energetic recovery program "Vie Ville" Recent years significantly reduced the characteristic charm of the city.
Square Place Aux Aires At the highest point of the city, which is the center of the most popular daily flower market, is surrounded by old galleries and characteristic houses with elegant forged balconies. In the opposite end Old Town Tower Grass Cathedral (XII B., Now it contains a small but rich art collection) and the former Palace of Bishop, and now the Town Hall (Hotel de Ville, XII B.). Also good small Museum of Art and History of Provence On the Rue Mirabeau (open from June to September – daily from 10.00 to 18.thirty; From October to May – from Wednesday to Monday, from 10.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 17.thirty; Entry – 3 euros), located in the luxurious mansion of the XVIII century, International Museum of Perfumery (work schedule is the same), Museum of Villa Fragonar (A large collection of works by Jean-onor Fragonar, who lived in this house after the revolution, and his son Alexander Earist).
Many perfume companies are concentrated around the city, many of which lead their history from the XIII-XIV centuries. However, most of them now create not perfume, but formulas and recipes, but this does not diminish their meanings, because it is here that most of the fragrances of such Grandmiths of world fashion are born like Dior, Lancome, Estee Lauder and others. You can visit various demonstration halls, shops or enterprises themselves as part of a specialized excursion (usually they are free and held in the summer daily, but the value of the spirits acquired in factories may vary from 600 to 1900 euros per 100 grams).
Reviews and studies of trips
What to look in Cannes?
Most of course a cult place is a long boulevard croisette. Along it is the most famous world of Majestik hotels, Carlton, Splanddide and Hilton. All in the first line. The embankment itself is also a beautiful place. You can take pictures near any palm. Read more →
Bashlyk | March 2010
Andorra, France, Monaco and Spain with "Natalie Tours"
In July-August 2007, we had a chance to visit Lloret de Mar, Barcelona, Andorra, Avignon, Nice, Cannes, Monaco, Marseille through the excursion tour of the firms "Natalie Tours". In the end I can say that I really liked the tour, and I strongly disagree with most complaints to the tour, his organization, guide, travel agency, even to "Fortune". Everything was at the highest level. So I decided to write everything here, as it was that tourists did not feel feel that everything is always organized badly, and it’s good to just be. Read more →
ALMDUDLER Alexander | July-August 2007
For the spring – in Provence
Spring is waiting for not only Yakavar Cold exhausted by January. On the cat d’Azur, the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, people sit down along the edge of the water, the shower of the bare feet into the cool sand, rummage in the scarves and substitute the faces while the soft RIVIER Sun. Read more →