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Musée International de la Parfumerie (International Museum of Perfume)

Musée International de la Parfumerie (International Museum of Perfume) Review

This is one of the more sleekly spectacular museums along the coast. Housed in a soaring structure of steel, glass, and teak, the museum traces the 3,000-year history of perfume making; highlights include a fascinating collection of 4,000 antique perfume bottles. In the rooftop greenhouse you can breathe in the heady smells of different herbs and flowers, while the expert and amusing guide crushes delicate petals under your nose to better release the scents.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2 bd. du Jeu de Ballon, Grasse, 06130 | Map It
  • Phone: 04–97–05–58–00
  • Cost: €3; €4 for temporary expositions
  • Hours: Apr., daily 11–6; May–Sept., daily 10–7 and Sat. to 9; Oct.–Mar., Wed.–Mon., 11–6. Closed 3 wks from mid-Nov.
  • Location: Grasse
Updated: 12-20-2013

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