Destination guide

Grasse, the city where everything makes scents

Without a doubt, Grasse will be the sweetest smelling city you've ever visted. It's known as the perfume capital of the world—yes, the world. Grasse vacation rentals are about 10 miles from Cannes on the Mediterranean coast, and adjacent to the French Alps Natural Regional Park. The surrounding areas of this lush town are filled with fragrant, colorful fields of flowers, like jasmine, roses, and lavender. Grasse itself is all narrow cobblestone streets that wind throughout the medieval buildings, cute cafes with terraces, and picture-perfect town squares.

Things to do

This is the greatest place to stop and smell the roses

The must-sees around Grasse vacation rentals are the cathedral Notre-Dame-Du-Puy and the International Perfume Museum. Just outside the city, the perfume museum has flower fields in its botanical gardens that are worth a stop, er, sniff, too. The iconic Cannes has a beautiful and popular promenade and beach. And to escape the crowds of the coast, you can traverse the trails of French Alps Natural Regional Park. There, you can descend into Les Grottes de Saint-Cezaire caves, or walk around the waterfalls in Gorges du Loup.

Activities

Everything's coming up roses... and jasmine and lavender

Did we mention this is the world's perfume capital? Naturally, you can take free tours of a few perfume factories, and if you can't get enough of these fantastic fragrances, it'll make "scents" for you to visit during Fete du Jasmine in August, or the Rose Exhibition in May. Take a guided tour or set off on your own to explore the lovely Provence landscape, or take a day trip to glitzy Nice or Cannes. And leave some time to visit the Provencal restaurants and wine chateaus that are oh-so-easy to find around Grasse vacation rentals.

Weather

Weather in Grasse gives you nothing to grouse about

People love to complain about the weather everywhere, but there's not much to grouse about in Grasse. Its mild climate consists of pleasant summer highs in the upper 70s and winter lows in the 40s. It's ideal for growing flowers, as autumn and winter bring showers. Also, the inland location protects it from the salty sea air. The dry, warm summers attract a lot of visitors, so it's no coincidence that May and August are when the town's major festivals happen. The warmish winters are mellower, but keep in mind this is the southern Alps, where many Europeans go on vacation.

Natural features

Explore the Grasse landscape and come out smelling like a rose

This hilltop town rests on the fringes of the French Alps Natural Regional Park, where there are forests, gorges, plateaus, and low-elevation mountains that peak around 6,000 feet. And what's more, there's also an extensive underground cave system, in case you like spelunking (this really is the term for exploring caves). About 2,000 plant species flourish here, and you'll also see medieval castles and hilly terraces of lush vineyards, called "restanques." This lush area is just as hospitable for wildlife as it is for flower cultivation, so bird-watchers, bring those binocs.

How to get there

How to get to and around Grasse

The nearest airport is in Nice (NCE-Cote d'Azur), located 14.5 mi (23.4 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Grasse Station.

Where to stay around Grasse?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 7,996 vacation rentals near Grasse. From 1,364 Houses to 1,437 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Grasse for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Grasse?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Grasse:

  • Plascassier: 74 vacation rentals
  • Magagnosc: 79 vacation rentals
  • Saint-Jacques: 74 vacation rentals
  • Cannes City Centre: 1,836 vacation rentals
  • Juan-les-Pins: 846 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Grasse?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Grasse. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • International Perfume Museum: 15,810 vacation rentals
  • Claux Amic Golf Club: 14,979 vacation rentals
  • Grasse Cathedral: 15,818 vacation rentals
  • Saint Donat Golf Club: 16,040 vacation rentals
  • Riviera Nature: 15,040 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Grasse listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Grasse?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,364 Houses in Grasse. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Grasse include:

  • Villas: 1,437 rentals available
  • Cottages: 37 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 4,628 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Grasse?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,702 vacation rentals with pool available in Grasse. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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