Grasse, known as the perfume capital of the world, is a great place to visit. In fact, the flowers used in Chanel N° 5 are grown here. Grasse is famous for its perfume factories as Galimard and Fragonard...Today, the distilleries can feel a bit touristy. Instead, visit the harvest or the roses to discover a ritual that is beautiful and captivating (the season for the harvest is very short, May to early June). We recommend the flower mansion le Domaine de Manon, open by appointment only.
Grasse has a special place in literature. The town is the setting in the final chapters of the novel Perfume by Patrick Süskind, which was turned into a movie. The city was also home to the Russian Nobel Prize winner in Literature, Ivan Bunin, who lived there for 16 years in Villa Belvedere.