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Musee International de la Parfumerie

2 boulevard du Jeu de Ballon, 06130, Grasse, France
+33 4 97 05 58 11
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Created in 1989, this one-of-a-kind museum is situated in the symbolic City of Grasse, the cradle of the luxury perfume trade which began in France. Dedicated to one of the most prestigious traditional French businesses, the International Perfume Museum, a public institution awarded by the <<Museum of France>> label, is devoted to safeguarding and promoting the international heritage of scents, aromas and perfumes. Museum visitors will also discover the unique history of the great perfume Houses and producers. Bearing witness to the international technical, aesthetic, social and cultural history of the tradition of using scents, the museum covers every aspect of the history of fragrance through an anthropological approach including raw materials, manufacture, industry, innovation, business, design, and customs -through very diverse forms- decorative arts, textiles, archaeological finds and unique industrial items
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2 boulevard du Jeu de Ballon, 06130, Grasse, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very thoughgtfully designed and displayed history of perfume and scents from ancient times until present. Explainations in French, English and Italian were very adequate. Audio guide at 1 Euro was a very smart investment as it. was able to prove additional details but not an...More

Thank nelson r
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Nicely done small museum. A lovely collection of all things associated with perfume: Egyptian flasks, distillery equipment, scientific perspective on olfactory, a garden, business overview. There is a stunning travel "kit" designed for Marie Antoinette that's worth seeing all on its own! Some of the...More

Thank CapistranoBeach
Reviewed 31 October 2016

if you are visiting in Nice, do not forget Grasse! It´s absolute lovely place, a very small old village. What a landscape! Diamond in Grasse is international perfume museum. There´s is lot to see about beauty business, history and today. Honestly I think museum is...More

Thank markkup193
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

As a man the attraction of entering such a museum did not overwhelm me. However two and half hours later I left with a feeling of an afternoon well spent. There is the right mixture of history and science to keep everyone happy. Don't be...More

Thank Pete B
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The museum failed my expectations because it is much more about (the history of) the perfume industry and its parafinalia, then about scent and actual sensory input. There is some of that, but it gets lost in the overwhelming presence of historical distractions.

1  Thank JanMLS
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The entrance door is rather unprepossessing, but what opens beyond that portal is a triumph of a holistic views of the commodities. Archaeology, history, social history, design, art, commerce, farming, chemical extraction and synthetic are merged with style and impact. And if the visuals don't...More

1  Thank John E
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Discover the wonders of this perfume industry and activities of the old days in Grasse...Great journey through time and smells...a must visit in grasse

Thank Atout V
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Lalique glass perfumes bottles were an additional surprise. Nice visit, needs a coffee shop so that those that were a little more interested could have the time to look at all exhibits. The tree of perfume roots was very interesting and there are plenty...More

Thank Gail A
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit. Garden very small. Interesting museum and good level of translation into English.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I truly enjoyed the experience of visiting the museum, from the production of perfumes, to the local history and smelling different fragrance, it is a good activity for the day in the city of perfumes.

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adnicklin
What days is it open?
9 June 2017|
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Response from CapistranoBeach | Reviewed this property |
I believe it changes with the seasons. It's best to check website or check with your hotel concierge. It is a very popular destination so I'd be surprised if hours were limited.
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