Grasse, France

Grasse, France

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.