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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 > 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
+33 4 97 05 58 11
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They had the Dior exhibit so it was a must visit place for us. Only 6 euros to enter. So clean inside and I could not get over how many public washrooms were available for guests which is not normal to see in France. Highly...More

Thank FirstClass001
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here as a close friend works in the industry. We entered by the correct door, went to the right lift, pressed the right button but we seemed to join the exhibit half way through. We tried to find the start and then got...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting way to spend a few hours with good interactive activities for children and the opportunity to learn about scent and the way perfume is made. There does however become a point where one glass bottle becomes very similar to another.

Thank Entering P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to find a parking place in Grasse, so we were able to enjoy lunch and a tour of the Musee International de la Parfumerie. The museum is in a very old building and houses instruments for making perfume, wonderful examples of perfume...More

Thank JoAnn P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum offers a wide range of information and history about the parfume industry. There are also activities to participate

Thank Finn J
Reviewed 7 July 2017

poor experience, a lot of old bottles of perfume, poor interactive experience; there is a modern sculpture that many think to be an interactive exhibit and the alarm starts, the sign is at your feet, we saw it on time, unlike others. very disapointing; I...More

Thank LDB_29
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We visited this museum on a hot Sunday afternoon looking for shelter from the strong sunshine. We enjoyed the visit and not only bevause it was a lot cooler inside. The museum shows and tells you the history of perfume. Even your sense of smell...More

Thank sosofar
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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 24 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
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9 June 2017|
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.