Grasse. . . World parfums capital with a private guide
Grasse. . . World perfums capital
In the middle ages, trade in hides and skins develops in Grasse. This activity generating a strong smell, manufacturers perfume their production of gloves, bags and belts from the Renaissance to meet a fashion now for Italy and the entourage of Queen Catherine de Medici.
Grasse microclimate allows to grow on-site of flowers in delicate fragrances such as rose, jasmine, Daffodil, carnation, orange blossom and violet. Grasse and its surroundings are then covered with fields of flowers and, in 1614, the King recognizes the new corporation of the 'Glovers perfumers. Circa 1750 appears the process of enfleurage cold that allows to extract the most delicate flowers such as jasmine or the Tuberose scented principle.
Modern perfumery techniques are invented and developed in Grasse. Mythical perfumes such as water wild of Dior or mythical N ° 5 Chanel originate there: for more than 200 years, Grasse is the world capital of perfume.
the creation of the fragrance is complexe
This day is dedicated to this discovery
We will visit fields of flowers
an old mill has oil of 1856
a perfume factory
the Museum of Provencal costume
a visit to the old Grasse.
Optional 85€ / per person:
An unforgettable learning experience in the world of perfume-making
We will unveil how a perfumer or a "nose" masters the art of fragrance creation while learning about the history of the perfume. We do
explain which raw materials are used and how they are extracted. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to compose their own toilet (100 ml) and customize it with aromatic water notes, citrus family and orange blossom.
A fascinating experience featuring the race,
a perfume bottle with its organdie pouch and the "apprentice" apron;
, the diploma r and the summary of the composition. a special guided tour 'Prestige' after the workshop in our factory.
We will finish with a visit to the medieval village of Gourdon
the favorite place for Queen Victoria
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: door to door service by Van
End location: I drop off you where you desire !
Duration: 8 hours
the transportation is by van with AC , very confortable
8 passengers max.
I come to drop you dirstly where you are !
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 Euros - for lunch and souvenir gifts
I have no restrictions as a guide. My vehicle is quite large and in locations where the streets are narrow, I may have to drop you and then park at a distance. I will give you a walkie talkie so we will always be in contact.
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