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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
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+33 4 97 05 58 11
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"interesting museum"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A delightful musuem detailing the history of Grasse and the evolution of perfumes around the world. Several interactive displays for kids. Easy parking nearby

Thank Aruna S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice museum if you like perfume. We were visiting in the warm summer and the museums climate control system did not manage to keep up. It got very warm in some areas.

Thank Olivier d
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been twice, post refurbishment there is almost too much to see and do. Loved it. Park at the top of the hill! Very easy.

Thank Dan G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent museum, though the lighting of some of the exhibits could have been better. I think they just needed to change the light bulbs! Very interactive for children and informative for all. Be careful coming into Grasse station while you’re waiting for the bus...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really enjoyed ourselves, though if you want this to be worth your time at all, you have to be a real perfume and history of it lover. We read every piece of information, saw all the videos, so we found the museum very amusing....More

Thank Anais M
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I paid €4 for entrance. Sadly I have to say the museum wasn't worth it. I expected it to be a mix of textual information, interactiv, see, hear and smell. My experience was going through rooms with a lot of textual information displayed on the...More

Thank Jarle B
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

It is an effort to get to this place and so I was expecting a bit more. I did learn about perfume but somehow it wasn’t the experience I was expecting. Many of the videos were not working and many of the exhibits not lit.

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The museum is located in a beautiful building at the centre of Grasse. Naturally, everything smells wonderful there. There is a a great variety of information about the region as well as the history of perfume. You get a full picture of perfume history, from...More

Thank Kat_Vsl
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

This place is touted on all the PR blurbs for Grasse, so we went with great expectations. But it is one of the worst museums I have ever visited. The display cabinets have nothing to do with museumology - nothing in this place does -...More

Thank TravellingAussie1
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the museum at 6.30, but the girl on the counter wouldn't let us go in. She said we needed 90 minutes to visit, but it was closing at 7pm. She rudely said they had been open since 10am. As the photo shows,...More

Thank Casa_Nostra_123
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adnicklin
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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.
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