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Grasse: Design Your Own Fragrance at a Perfume Factory

1. Grasse: Design Your Own Fragrance at a Perfume Factory

Create your own perfume at the family-run La Maison Molinard perfume factory, founded in 1849, making it one of the oldest perfume manufacturers in France. Learn how Grasse became the world’s capital of perfume and discover how the Molinard factory continues the traditions of excellence today.  Explore how perfume is distilled from raw ingredients, and then select one of the notes from a selection of 90 different essences to make your own individual fragrance. Benefit from the assistance of a Creation Molinard expert to ensure your fantasy becomes reality. Leave with a 50ml bottle of your unique scent.  Please arrive on time for your session, any delay of more than 10 minutes can result in the cancellation.

Grasse: Perfume Workshop

2. Grasse: Perfume Workshop

Created in 1849, La Maison Molinard is a family business that over the years has passed down its enthusiasm and high standards. In Grasse, the world’s capital of perfume, five successive generations have handed down their secrets. Recognized as a tribute to its rare and ancestral know-how, the company reinvents itself every day with its passion to create. After your visit to the historical factory, create your own perfume. A contemporary and fun way to create your own perfume in a few key stages. In this workshop, discover 3 bases and 6 essences and create your own 30ml bottle of perfume.

Private Half-Day Tour of the French Riviera in a Vintage Car

3. Private Half-Day Tour of the French Riviera in a Vintage Car

Spend half a day in the French Riviera on a tour completely based on your wishes on board the mythic French car: the Citroën Traction Avant. This car was the world's first front-wheel-drive steel monocoque production car and successfully pioneered front-wheel-drive on the European mass car market. It was built from 1934 to 1957. Among the numerous sites on the Riviera, select the ones you most desire to visit. You can stop in the famous cities and villages, or travel quietly along the magnificent Estérel coast road from Cannes to Fréjus. As this is a private tour for your single group, you are free to manage the time you want to spend at each site. If you love a particular site and decide to stay a bit more than initially planned instead visiting another one, no problem. Additionally, if you are not quite certain what you want to see, allow your local driver to help you decide what best fits the interests of your group. Some examples of tours (you can see on the picture-map): · Cannes (La Croisette) – Mougins (Old Village with artists) – Grasse (perfume factory) – Gourdon (Medieval village) · Cannes (La Croisette) – Estérel cost road until Fréjus (Harbor) · Grasse (center of old city and perfume factory) - Gourdon (Medieval village) – Gorges du Loup road – Tourrettes sur Loup (sweet factory) To communicate your desired itinerary, please provide a detailed description at the time of booking by leaving a note in the comments field during the checkout process. If you would like something more customized, don't hesitate to ask. You will receive a reply very quickly that will let you know if this is possible for the provided duration of time, or if you should extend your booking. You can also simply ask for a proposed optimized itinerary in the area you want to visit.

Grasse: Private Perfume Creation

4. Grasse: Private Perfume Creation

Created in 1849, this perfume company is a family business which over the years has passed down its enthusiasm and high standards. In Grasse, the world’s capital of perfume, five successive generations have handed down their secrets. Recognized as a tribute to its rare and ancestral know-how, the company reinvents itself every day with their passion to create. Design your own personal fragrance in the boutique. A Molinard creation expert will interpret your flights of fancy and help you to compose the perfect olfactory symphony. Enjoy a personalized session. Please arrive on time for your session, any delay of more than 10 minutes can result in the cancellation.

Cannes Shore Excursion: Grasse, Gourdon, St. Paul de Vence

5. Cannes Shore Excursion: Grasse, Gourdon, St. Paul de Vence

Disembark from the port of Cannes and explore the countryside. Walk along the glamorous Croisette’s boulevard. Travel inland and awaken your senses at the World's capital of perfume in Grasse, and visit Saint Paul de Vence. In the bay of Cannes, along the sandy beaches and luxurious boutiques, stroll on the mythic Croisette’s boulevard and imagine the glamour on the red carpet of the Film Festival Palace among the celebrities’ handprints. Escape inland and unlock your senses in Grasse, the World’s capital of perfume. Appreciate a guided tour in a factory that will reveal to you its secrets, or wander in the heart of Old Town. Reach Gourdon, which culminates over the “Big Blue Sea”. Wind down the river Loup gorges in order to end your journey by Saint Paul de Vence, one of the most visited villages in France and one of the top places for artists since the ’20s.

Countryside tour in Provence from Nice

6. Countryside tour in Provence from Nice

Drive to Cannes, see the film festival palace and feel like a star walking on the famous Croisette boulevard with its prestigious hotels and its sandy beaches. Follow the coast road to Antibes see the old town, the provencal market and the Pablo Picasso Museum. You will admire the billionnaire's pier which welcome the largest and fanciest yachts of the world. And then go to Saint Paul de Vence a wonderful medieval village where many of the great painters and artists have stayed. You will appreciate the charm of its stone architecture. Then photo stop in Tourettes-sur-Loup the city of violets, suspended on the flanks of the mountain. Numerous artisans have set up shops in the town, adding their production to the local harvest of olives, carnations, roses and above all, violets which furnish the town's annual fete with one of the most prized floral displays on the Riviera. Gourdon is a nice village built on the top of a rocky spur some 800 metres high, this veritable eagle's nest of a feudal village. The main street of the village leads to a tiny square that is a veritable viewing platform for the Riviera, offering an exceptional panorama looking out towards Nice and beyond to the Mont de l'Esterel. And you'll finish by Grasse which is a welcoming picturesque resort town on an outstanding site. The main industry of the town today, as it has been for centuries, is perfumemaking of which is the world capital.

Discover Cannes, Grasse & St Paul de Vence

7. Discover Cannes, Grasse & St Paul de Vence

Discover the French Riviera and its glittering attractions in one action packed day. You will head to Saint Paul de Vence to discover the art galleries, the old streets and fountains. You will be fascinated by the atmosphere with the medieval streets; the building from the 17 and  18th Centuries.  You will see the Foundation Maeght which contains work by modern artists such as Bonnard, Marc Chagall and Joan Miro. In Grasse, you will visit the old city and a famous perfume factory. You will learn the process from the flowers to the perfume. In Cannes you will pass by the palace, the Carlton, and other places.

Cannes: Private Trip to Grasse, Antibes, & St. Paul de Vence

8. Cannes: Private Trip to Grasse, Antibes, & St. Paul de Vence

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a driver/representative carrying a sign with your name and they'll assist you to the waiting air-conditioned van to get you on the road in the quickest and easiest way to your chosen destination. You will visit Grasse, a city of perfumes since the 17th century, today the world capital of perfumery. It is also called the "capital of flowers and perfumes". It is a typical city of Provence. You are offered a visit of the old town or Fragonard perfumery. Then, you will explore Antibes, one of the most attractive and interesting places to visit on this section of the coast, with all the ingredients you could hope for - an attractive seafront area, historic buildings, and an interesting old town with a traditional market. You will have an opportunity to discover the provençal market in the heart of Antibes, a good place to come and see some fantastic local produce. It is a perfect place for buying or just wandering through to soak up the sights, colours & smells... The tour finishes in St Paul de Vence, one of the most beautiful medieval village of the French Riviera. Art galleries will immerse you in the past. St Paul de Vence is the cradle of artists, writers, poets (Prévert, Pagnol) and painters (Chagall, Picasso, Matisse).

From Villefranche: Nice, Cannes, and Grasse Private Trip

9. From Villefranche: Nice, Cannes, and Grasse Private Trip

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a driver/representative carrying a sign with your name and they'll assist you to the waiting air-conditioned van to get you on the road in the quickest and easiest way to your chosen destination. You will discover Nice, the unofficial capital of the Côte d’Azur where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Bay of Villefranche and the Cap Ferrat. The next stop will be in Grasse, the perfume capital of France. Visit the oldest perfume factory in the area, Fragonard and discover the history of perfume-making from its beginnings to the present day. Continue the tour to the seaside resort of Cannes. Visit the Palais des Festivals or the Film Festival Palace in Cannes. Take a stroll along one of the most appreciated jewels of Cannes, the "Croisette" boulevard. The promenade of La Croisette is lined with magnificent sandy beaches designer stores and the new harbor. Finish the tour in Saint Paul de Vence, a stunning medieval village and the cradle of writers and painters. Slip back in time with art gallery walls scattered throughout the town.

Cannes & Grasse: Private Half-Day Shore Excursion

10. Cannes & Grasse: Private Half-Day Shore Excursion

Discover the seaside resort of Cannes, the city of the stars, with splendid palaces, and the Film Festival Palace with its famous red carpet surrounded by celebrities’ handprints. Stroll along the “Croisette” boulevard bordered with magnificent sandy beaches and dress-designer stores. Reach the inland for its quietness and awaken your senses in Grasse, the World’s capital of perfume. Enjoy a guided tour in a perfume factory that will reveal to you its secrets and as you wander in the heart of Old Town.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 8 reviews

This was a highlight of our time in Antibes. Phillipe arrived ahead of the appointed time, the car is a delight, and our half day morning tour was perfect. We throughly enjoyed the drive, the perfume and candy factory tours and learning from Phillipe about the area. Highly recommend this tour. Arranging the booking online was easy to manage and being picked up and dropped off at our hotel made it very easy for us.

A great driver who explained everything to us, took us to wonderful places, gave us enough time to take in the surroundings and all this was enhanced by driving in a historic car. We are very glad we chose it and will definitely do it again sometime.

Mary, our instructor, was clearly very experienced. Everything was clean and orderly and I wish we could've stayed longer to learn more. The take away was fantastic. I can't wait to go back.

Philippe made our time in France so memorable! He was kind & humorous. He showed us around his vintage ride to the village of Gordoun & more. I’d 100% recommend this tour!

Visit of the museum, explanation of how to create the perfume and creation of your own perfume. 1 unique experience !! I recommend it