Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Let's explore #2 - Grasse

It's been a while since I posted something on my blog, but yesterday I went to Grasse with my mother  to bring back some memories. We visited the Fragonard factory. The last time we were there was almost ten years ago. So naturally, I thought about writing an article about this little trip.

I have to be honest and tell you that I don't really like the city of Grasse, except for the part that holds all the museums, factories, shops and cafés. My mom has worked for Fragonard a couple of years ago, and today I am the one working there. I work in the eau de toilette factory, the one we call "La Fabrique des Fleurs", which is located ten minutes away of the city center of Grasse. Since we had not visited the main factory in the city center for a long time, we spend the day there together.

We started the day of by visiting the Fragonard factory, where they make the perfume. Here you have some pictures of it. If you ever have the opportunity to visit it, do so because it is beautiful and very interesting. The picture above shows where all the raw materials used for perfume come from.

The perfumer's lab

The Fragonard showroom

Perfume bottle labels

Here you can see in the background the International Perfume Museum, which let's you discover the history of perfume. You can also see the Café des Musées, which is an awesome little restaurant where the food is delicious, and not very expensive. 

The amazing ravioli we ate that day.

And of course, coffee!

After lunch we walked around a little bit and strolled by the shops, like this book shop and this little art gallery. If you ever come to the Côte d'Azur, I would recommend visiting Grasse and the Fragonard factory, as well as of the International Perfume Museum. It is a city where you can spend a day or simply a morning or an afternoon. If you already know Grasse, Fragonard also has another factory in Grasse, where the eau de toilette are made and in Eze, where all the cosmetics are made. The International Perfume Museum has another part in Mouans-Sartoux, which holds their gardens, that you can visit as well.

What is you next trip going to be?

Talk to you soon,