Discover the art of perfume making
Spend a day discovering the heritage of Grasse!
Discover the different aspects of the perfume industry in Grasse! Originally a leather-tanning town, Grasse’s ascent into the world of perfumery was put into motion by a single glove maker, who gifted Catherine de Medici a pair of perfumed gloves. Due to demand for similar products and Grasse’s temperate climate (ideal for growing a number of flowers) the town's perfume industry flourished! Discover this industry with a day dedicated to perfume. Start off with a tour through the flowers, taking time to stop and appreciate the individual blooms! Relax and revel in this lovely location, before taking a break for a delicious breakfast!
Private perfume atelier
After breakfast, travel to the site of Maison Molinard. Established in 1849, this Grasse-based perfumer is a 5th generation family business which has been awarded the distinction of being a “Living Heritage Company”. Dedicated to the excellence of their craft, they attracted clients like Queen Victoria, and established partnerships with glassmakers including Lalique and Baccarat. Here, you will enjoy a private perfume atelier where you will learn how to identify and appreciate scents, and make your own personal perfume! Inhale the sensational scents and lose yourself in the art of perfume! After this exciting atelier, enjoy a lunch on the beautiful terrace of the property!
At 1889 Travel France, we will be happy to customize the experience according to your guests's wishes!
1889's crush of the month
Fireworks in Monte Carlo
Enjoy the sights of a spectacular fireworks-show in the lovely Monte Carlo! Taking place on the 4th and 11th of August with all the pomp and flair that one would expect from Monaco, this fireworks show is truly impressive! Admire the sight of fireworks whizzing by!
Icing on the cake: Get a front-row seat to the fireworks show and enjoy an unhampered view of the event!
What's next in August?
Festival de musique de Menton
Celebrate summer with Menton's classical music festival- taking place at Le Parvis de la Basilique Saint-Michel Archange in Menton's old town, this music festival offers classical-music lovers a wonderful way to rediscover music! With an exceptional outdoor venue space and a talented lineup of musicians, this event is not to be missed!
1889 Travel France
1889 Travel France was derived from a team of three experts working within luxury, arts & culture, and gastronomy. 1889 Travel France is a French Luxury DMC creating exclusive and bespoke programs in Paris & France. All our experiences and journeys are tailor-made to emulate the whims and desires of each and every guest. We work directly with our partners and travel all over France to create and source the most exclusive experiences.