Area InfoVillas for rent in Auribeau-sur-Siagne
Known as the ‘Perfume Capital of the World’, Grasse has had a prospering perfume industry since the 18th Century. Today perfume is still a flourishing business with Grasse producing over 70% of France’s natural aromas for perfume and food flavouring. Many of the old 'parfumeries' still operate, such as Molinard, Fragonard and Galimard and organise visits where you can create your own, unique fragrance. Grasse is located just 5 km from the coast and commands panoramic seaviews. It is a dense maze of tightly cobbled streets winding up the hillside. Each is lined with tall ochre buildings opening sporadically into brightly sunlit squares where locals sip coffee and play petanque. The top of the hill is dominated by Grasse cathedral, an imposing church surrounded by historic palaces and museums. From this envious position, Grasse was able to control the region including the nearby villages of Cabris, Peymeinade and Maganosc which today offer luxury private villas and amazing views.