Musee Fragonard
Musee Fragonard
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A beautiful factory in a building of the nineteenth century in the heart of the old town where are produced daily our perfumes and soaps. Our historic factory, one of the oldest in Grasse, can be visited every day for free. Indeed, the current premises housed from their origin, in 1782, a perfume factory. It is in 1926, in tribute to the famous painter Jean-honore Fragonard, that it takes the name of Perfumery Fragonard. Through a free guided tour of our workshops and laboratories, you will discover the creation of our products, made from the best perfume raw materials. Open to the public every day from 9h to 18h, last visit 1h before closing. Sale of products at factory prices.
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  • pinir67
    Hod Hasharon, Israel418 contributions
    A visit to the perfume capital of the world
    The Fragonard factory is spread over several sites in Grasse. In the building in the center of the city there is a museum, a shop and a perfume factory. The perfume factory is an active one. The perfumes are made from flowers and you can watch the entire production process. Workshops are also held there where you can make your own fragrance (pre booking only). We joined the tour in English which is being held every top of the hour. The friendly guide went through all the stages of the process with us, gave us samples to smell and told historical facts and anecdotes. The tour lasts for about 20 minutes and it is free and very informative. You learn so many new things about a product we all use on a daily basis. Definitely worth a visit.
    Traveled with family
    Written October 3, 2022
  • Tim J
    Nideggen, Germany91 contributions
    Worth a visit
    Well worth a visit if you are in Grasse. The museum entry is free and the exhibits are extremely interesting / clearly explained with the shop a highlight at the end. The museum offers guided tours which seemed popular with the visitors on the day we visited.
    Written November 6, 2021
  • GuppeC
    Hulshout, Belgium588 contributions
    Get a smell of the parfum
    Ideal to get some information on the world of perfumes. It is free, it is not to big, yet you a good idea on the history, the making of perfumes and much more. It is all kept simple and straight forward which makes it easy to digest. Even our son of 9 was into the story. At the end of the tour, you can visit the shop without any obligation to buy anything.
    Written November 1, 2022
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Will Moore
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Oct 2020 • Family
I had the pleasure of visiting the Fragonard museum in Grasse this October and it was fabulous, the staff were really friendly, Covid wasn’t a problem as there was a one way system and socially distanced. They even did free tours in different languages which is awesome. I sometimes wonder how on earth they do it performing so many tours everyday. Great way to spend your time in Grasse.
Written February 16, 2021
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MariaG
3 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
The museum was very interesting and I enjoyed it! But at the store, one of the assistants selling the perfume was so arrogant and rude to me. I don't usually write reviews but I was pretty shocked. After this experience I understand more and more why people prefer to buy on the internet ... shopping experience is truly different!
Written September 19, 2020
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Bonjour, We thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback following your recent experience. We are very sorry to read that you didn’t feel properly welcome. On behalf of the whole team, please accept our sincere apologize for this incident we deeply regret. Such a comment is very important to us as it is very unusual (Tripadvisor rates Fragonard Museum site at 4/5 and ranks it N°2 Things to do). Would you please write us at this address (commercial.paris@fragonard.com) so we can gather more details, speak with our teams on site and enhance customer service.We truly hope we can give you an exemplary quality of service in the near future. Warm regards, Fragonard Perfume team
Written October 7, 2020
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John V
Herne Bay, UK296 contributions
Jan 2020
Had a free tour and learnt a great deal about perfume. A family business over four generations, who have three factories, producing perfume, toiletries and cosmetics.
Well worth a visit, and cheaper than the high street.
Written January 12, 2020
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DPMALLIC
London, UK2,309 contributions
Dec 2013 • Family
We went to Nice in Christmas holidays and struggled for time to cover our wish list. However Grasse was in our priority list, for knowing and buying the world’s fine perfumes in a moderate price.
We developed the following itinerary for our 7 day Nice trip and kept Grasse on 5th day schedule.
Day 1- Went to Eze Village by bus 112. It took 5 hrs, 20 mins each way for journey, 3 hrs at Eze, remaining is waiting time for bus
Day 2-Due to rain, we restricted to local area. We enjoyed old Nice, Flower market, Cathedral Sainte Reparate. In the afternoon we went to Monastery(Monastere de cimiez)/Museum Matisse/Archaeological Museum by taking Bus 17.
Day 3- Took Bus 200 for Cannes for the whole day. Journey time 1.5hrs each way
Day 4-Took Train des Marveilles at 9-13am for Tende and came back at evening. Journey time each way is 2-2.5 hrs.
Day 5-Took Bus 500 for Grasse. It took 1.5hrs to reach. We visited International museum for Perfumery and Franard Museum as we were very much interested in perfume making and purchased a lot.
After finishing Grasse trip we took bus 500 again but this time we got down in midway at 8th May stop and took Bus 400 for Vence.It took 30 mins to reach St Paul de Vence and enjoyed the amazing vence!(please see my detail review under things to do)
Day 6- We went to Monaco for the full day. Bus journey is 45 mins each way. Fantastic day spent!
Day 7- Local nice trip including Colline du Chateau and went back to London in the afternoon.

We walked to the Albert 1er, walking distance from our hotel and near the Rual beach to catch Bus 500 to Grasse.
Day before we went to railway station and found that Grasse return from Nice is costing much more(about 10 euro per head) and decided to go by bus which is quite cheap and flat fare of 1.5 euro.
There are plenty of buses (at least 1-2 buses in an hour in average) however; it is wise to take a bus time table from Tourist office or hotel to know the exact timing. Please take special attention to the 3 categories in timetable -
Lundi aVendredi means Monday to Friday
Samedi means- Saturday
Dimanche et jours feries means Sunday and Bank Holidays
It took 90 mins by Bus 500 to reach Grasse. We got down at the last stop-Grasse-Gare Routlere.
There is a tourist office at the bus stand itself; we took an A4 size map with some descriptions of places of interests. The tourist office lady also showed us the way to go to Fragonard.
Just behind the bus stand (behind the tourist office too), we got the way with clear sign post for the old city, leading to Cathedral/Fragonard/International perfume museum.
The sign posts were so clear and well located; we were impressed and never had a problem. Some narrow lanes were with Red carpets- what a colourful village!
The narrow lane is down and down, we walked for 10-15 mins to reach a junction- one side is going to cathedral and the other is leading to Fragonard.
The museum has a reception where the Fragonard visit trip starts. It is free and normally conducted in various languages. We were not so lucky to get an English tour as it was Christmas period and thus joined in a French language tour to save time!
Any way language was not a problem as various raw materials, drums and containers speak themselves.
We knew all the ingredients and process for the perfume, soaps, and crèmes.
At the end, we came to the shop. It has a very big area with thousand types of perfumes and other items with the taster samples. We could not restrict ourselves but purchased a lot then planned.
And now enjoying those beautiful smells every day from the perfumes! Nice!
Written January 27, 2014
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Christmate11
Bangkok, Thailand2,284 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
All French perfumes are made in factories in Grasse before being sold in Paris. Fragonard perfumery is an old local perfume maker. It is called to honor the 18th century French painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), who was born in Grasse. Musée Fragonard has a wonderful display on perfumes. Naturally, they also have a shop where they sell their brand of perfumes. Fragonard perfumes have a very original scent and they are not sold in usual perfume shops.
Written March 21, 2015
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theadventurer601
Linlithgow, UK59 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
The museum was a great, worthwhile visit displaying a lot of interesting information. The museum's staff were also very friendly and caring, making our visit even more special.
Written October 14, 2019
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bichette78
London, UK81 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
Perfume is one of my vices in life and I have wanted to visit Grasse for a long time. I really enjoyed my trip to the Fragonnard factory. There are free tours available in multiple languages. Testing out the products in the shop was also an indulgence, of course I treated myself to something! Would recommend.
Written April 23, 2017
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KatherineLS83
Sheffield, UK52 contributions
Jun 2015 • Family
Grasse is a beautiful picturesque village which is well worth a visit for a stroll around the centre if you are in the vicinity. We went specifically to visit the museum. Firstly parking in peak season can be a bit of a nightmare as it does get busy around the central area. The museum itself is easy to find and there are plenty of wonderful places to eat/ drink nearby. We visited with two small children and we were a bit apprehensive as to whether they would make it around but they actually really enjoyed the displays and learnt quite a lot. My husband and I also really enjoyed the museum tour and found it to be well laid out and informative. Plenty to see and do would definitely recommend for a change.
Written February 8, 2016
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BeijingEye
Gold Coast, Australia393 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
Took a taxi from Grasse train station directly to Fragonard. Upon arrival we were asked to wait a few minutes and an English speaking guide took us on a personalized tour of how Perfumes are made (around 20 minutes), really interesting and informative. Ends up in the shop, however no hard sell and an extremely pleasant, friendly and helpful shopping experience. Well worth a visit.
Written December 1, 2014
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Nrofrano
Alexandria, VA4 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
This was a stop on a bus tour provided by Disney Cruise Line. It was a nice stop on our way to St. Paul de Vence (which is incredible by the way). Fully air conditioned and pleasant/relaxing 20 minute tour which ends of course in the gift shop. This stop was terrific for our tween/teen girls, as it was a delightful break from the cathedrals and historical sites we parents love. Yes, the perfumes and soaps are pricey, but the scents are recognizable of famous fragrances you find in big department stores in the USA. If you like Miss Dior, you will LOVE Fragonard's Belle Cherie. If we were not with our kids, we would have been just fine missing this stop. However, ladies, look at the blouses the tour guide and shop clerks wear--they are of beautiful peasant type cotton sweet prints, and are for sale in the museum shop as well as retail stores. They are exclusive to Fragonard and very desirable. And, as you travel in France, you will see they have retail stores in all major tourist/city areas. Enjoy.
Written August 2, 2014
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