Tour Description

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.

Things to Note

  • no departure if less than 4 passengers

Payment Policy

  • Rest of payment on arrival.
  • Cancellation / no show policy: If cancelled or modified up to 1 days before the date of tour no fee will be charged.
  • If cancelled or modified later or in case of no show 65 % of reservation will be charged.

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