Grasse Holiday Apartments - take a sweet trip to the perfume producing capital of the world
Grasse is the most sweetly scented town in the world! This beautiful town near Cannes in France is not only the perfume capital of the world but is covered in sweetly scented flowers. Grasse has everything going for it, only fifteen kilometres from the city of Cannes and a short drive to Nice. Grasse is also close to the wonderful skiing areas of the Alps. Best known as being one of the world’s first producers of perfume, Grasse is still known as the perfume capital of the world. Grasse has a wonderful Mediterranean climate, absolutely stunning scenery and so many museums and places of interest to visit. As well as perfume, Grasse is famous for producing some of the finest olive oil in France. There is some beautiful accommodation available in Grasse to suit every taste and budget, including Grasse holiday rentals.
Grasse Holiday Cottages - history, culture, art and beautiful scenery
The perfume industry in Grasses began in the sixteenth century and interestingly came about almost by accident! Originally the town produced leather, and when scented leather gloves became popular Grasse was the main producer of them. When the leather business faded the perfume business grew and is still the most important industry in the town. The climate in Grasse produces some of the most beautiful delicate flowers in the world, and originally these were used to make perfume. Today most perfumes use a lot of synthetic ingredients and only the most expensive are made from these delicate flowers. The perfume industry in Grasse is mainly in the countryside and some of the ancient factories which are now abandoned can be still seen today. Accommodation is available in the beautiful countryside of Grasse, including Grasse apartments.
Grasse Holiday Lettings - the most sweetly scented holiday in Europe
There are some wonderful museums and places of interest to visit in Grasse. Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Provence is a wonderful place to visit for anyone with an interest in perfume. There are some beautiful artefacts kept in this museum including Marie Antoinette's travel case. There is also a greenhouse growing some of the wonderful fragrant herbs used for making perfume. The Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Provence is located in a wonderful 18th century mansion and features art, pottery history and architecture. The Musée Fragonard features work from the painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard and is situated in the Villa Fragonard where the painter and his family stayed while visited Grasse. Accommodation to suit everyone and close to all attractions is available including Grasse holiday rentals. Grasse also produces some of the world’s finest olive oil, and visitors can visit the many olive oil mills, where they can learn the history of this wonderful product and see the olive oil being made. There are several mills in the town and accommodation is available close by including Grasse holiday rentals. Another romantic place to take that special someone for a nice stroll could be Seville Apartments.