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Address: 73 Route de Cannes, 06131 Grasse, France
Phone Number: +33 4 93 09 20 00
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Jean de Galimard, Lord of Seranon and related to the Count of Thorenc...
Jean de Galimard, Lord of Seranon and related to the Count of Thorenc, lived in Grasse where in 1747 he created the PARFUMERIE GALIMARD. Founder of the corporation of "Glovemakers and Perfumers", he supplied the court of Louis "the well-beloved", King of France, with olive oils, pomades and perfumes, of which he invented the first formulas. Two and a half centuries after its inception by its illustrious founder, continuing its Royal tradition from 1747, the Parfumerie Galimard remains a family owned and operated entreprise. Galimard's contemporary management style allows its creative branch to breathe life and love into its newest perfume masterpeices. Classical in the pursuit of perfection and harmony, Galimard cultivates inoovation and contemporary style to achieve each unique and sublime eternal creation. We invite you to come and share this joy and passion with us : * IN GRASSE : the visit will lead you through our Museum, laboratory and the conditioning rooms where the origin of perfumes can be traced. A thorough explanation of the extraction methods of aromatic raw materials, flowers, plants and aromatic woods is offered. You will also discover the work organ of the "composer" of perfumes, called the "Nose", and some of his secrets will be revealed to you. * IN EZE-VILLAGE : our delightful team will inform and guide you throughout our Perfumery and explain the processes of extraction and fabrication. Stroll and discover our authentic Perfume Museum and our ancient traditional soap factory. Both our establishments offer free guided visits 365 days a year. All our products are priced as factory outlet. * In GRASSE and in EZE-VILLAGE : come and create your own personal perfume! Pioneed and recognized leader in this Art, Galimard opened its Studio des Fragrances in Grasse in 1997 and its Studio des Fragrances in Eze-Villlage in 2007. In our Studio des Fragrances, we invite you to enter the world of personal perfume creation. With the assured knowledge of the Parfumeur, you will embark upon a voyage of personal discovery and emotional freedom in designing a fragrance that is uniquely yours.
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Had a great time making my own perfume

We really enjoyed making our own perfume. It was good value and we got to take home a bottle included in the price. I learnt a lot about perfume and I really loved the perfume I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Warragul, Australia
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Warragul, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We really enjoyed making our own perfume. It was good value and we got to take home a bottle included in the price. I learnt a lot about perfume and I really loved the perfume I made and have since re-ordered it. I visited in May 2012.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

So, I've been coming here for years with my groups. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who's visiting the French riviera because you learn about&see&smell the lovely french perfumes. The visit is free and the lovely and very knowledgeable guides will show you how the perfumes are made and then recommend what's new and you can buy original but factory... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

One of the oldest perfume produces in France well worth a visit try the new Napoleon fragrance designed for the celebration of his birth

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Been here already 3 times. I went to the fabrik in Grasse, but there is also a nice shop in Eze. You can even make your own perfume with a "nose". needs an appointment and is on charge, but a great thing. we will do that next time in eze for sure. for the ladies: ask in the shop to... More 

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riberac
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had visited Fragonnard up the road and coming here was a much more interesting experience. We felt that we could explore all the wonderful scents and smells without interference and make our own discoveries. The staff were very helpful and with their expertise we were able to discover some very lovely perfumes and eau de colognes. Recommended.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We went to the museum/factory first and then drove up the street to the atelier to make perfume. At the museum we did the group tour ... interesting for adults but pretty boring for our kids. On the other hand, the atelier was a giant success -- beyond our expectations -- for all family members. The atelier work stations were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

One of the oldest parfumeries in perfume capitol of the world. Although little smaller than Fragonard or Menard, it is none the less as important and famous. We have to thank our East Tour guide/driver, Mr. Alex for bringing us to this magnificent place. Our museum tour guide (Marianne?) told us about start and history of Galimard and showed us... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Our family made their own perfume and we (even two teenagers!) all were surprised how much we enjoyed it....it ended up being one of our favorite activities on a 10 day holiday on the French Riviera! Highly recommend for the entire family!!!!

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This was an amazing tour! Very interesting for all ages. It moves very quickly and the guides are engaging so even kids will enjoy. At the end of the tour you can smell some newly developed scents and purchase if you like. The little store at the end is a highlight and don't miss out on the face cream that... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I participated in the class where we made our own fragrance and we really enjoyed it. It is interesting to learn how they make fragrance and where the different scents originate. The class included a 100ml bottle of perfume, but I was leery that the oils we were using were of the purest form. Real perfume is... More 

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