Learn about Grasse, City of Art and History…
Maison du Patrimoine
22 rue de l’Oratoire
Phone: + 33(0)4 97 05 58 70
Recommended parking: Cours Honoré Cresp and Notre-Dame des Fleurs/Martelly.
Free admission. Retail outlet.
Accessible to persons with reduced mobility or disabilities.
Tour the French Riviera in a whole new way by riding in the famous and popular Citroën Traction Avant classic car.
Since 2010, en Tract’Tour has had these two Traction Avant vehicles (the 1952 11BL and the 1953 11B) available for your professional or private events.
We offer tailor-made services that dovetail your needs and interests. The Traction Avant vehicles are reserved especially for you.
Please contact Philippe for any request : +33 (0)6 15 42 47 48
The carillon on Rue de l’Oratoire was installed in late summer 2012.
It is comprised of twelve bells that chime every hour (10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), playing the celebrated Provençal anthem “Se Canto.”
At noon, it puts on a three-minute “mini-concert” for spectators. For this musical interlude, the bells play another famous tune from Provençal culture, “Coupo Santo.”
The cathedral dates from the mid-13th century (the bishopric was transferred from Antibes to Grasse in 1244). The architecture is influenced by both Liguria and Lombardy (layout, decorative elements, vaulting).
The main facade is simple and unassuming, reflecting the interior layout : a raised central nave and two side aisles.
The CDM hosts exhibition spaces and educational workshops: essential and inseparable elements of heritage mediation, core business of the national network of Cities and Countries of Art and History (VPAH). You will also find the whole of the Pole Mediation (lecturers and administrative guides), the Inventory Pole (Research on movable heritage, monumental and intangible), a documentation center and a presentation of the VPAH network.
Wind through a maze of steep, colorful lanes aboard Grasse’s Little Tourist Train, “Le Petit Train,” and discover the architectural treasures of the perfume capital of the world. This enchanting and entertaining ride takes you through the ages, exploring the history of perfume and the city’s famous personalities, all recounted individually and in several languages by virtue of scripted audio guides.
Over the course of this 35-minute trip, the train will take you through the historic streets and charming, narrow alleyways of Grasse’s city center.
Home, Garden, & Landscape Resource Center
La Villa Saint-Hilaire, formerly the municipal library, is now a Home, Garden, and Landscape Resource Center which was officially unveiled on May 29, 2015.
The content, book, media, and educational selection focuses on the individual relationship between man and nature, dovetailing heritage and public reading opportunities.
This library is organized in sections – Landscape and Region/Garden/ Home/Lifestyle – and can satisfy younger groups (ages six and up), as well as adults and university-level academics.
The Fragonard Museum is set within the Hôtel de Villeneuve, a magnificent historic building that has reclaimed its original luster of a grand 18th-century Grasse mansion.
Dedicated to Grasse’s most famous son, painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), the museum displays over a dozen major works by this great artist.
It also houses a collection of paintings of two other Grasse artists, Marguerite Gérard (1761-1837) and Jean-Baptiste Mallet (1759-1835).
Former residence of the Marquise de Cabris, Mirabeau’s sister, the Clapier-Cabris mansion has housed the Musée Provençal du Costume et du Bijou (the Provence Costume and Jewelry Museum) since 1997.
This exceptional private collection, patiently gathered by Hélène Costa, is comprised of 18th and 19th century Provencal costumes and jewelry, including dresses, quilted petticoats, lace finery, and hair adornments.
These clothes tell the story of the lives of the women peasants, artisans, and city dwellers of Provence.