Grasse tourism and travel guide

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Visit Grasse: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Grasse, the perfume capital of France, also has a very extensive old town with tall pastel-painted houses to enjoy

Grasse is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Grasse. For detailed visitor information see the Grasse travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Grasse include "secteur sauvegarde" and "town of art and history".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Grasse in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pegomas at 7 km and Valbonne at 7 km.

Grasse, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 5 km (direction east)

Opio is a tiny village in the hills, with very far-reaching views...

See Opio guide


at 7 km (direction south)

The traditional Provencal town of Pegomas is ideally visited in early spring as part...

See Pegomas guide


at 7 km (direction east)

Very quiet when we visited, we found Valbonne to be an almost undiscovered small...

See Valbonne guide
Le Bar-sur-Loup

Le Bar-sur-Loup

at 7 km (direction north-east)

An attractive village with ruins of a castle and fortified walls, and surrounded by...

See Le Bar-sur-Loup guide


Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction north-east)

Gourdon is practically the archetypal Provencal village, unmissable by you and by the many...

See Gourdon guide


at 8 km (direction south-west)

Tanneron is a small village, often visited by those enjoying the leisure lake at...

See Tanneron guide


at 9 km (direction south-east)

You will want to pause several times to admire the views across Cannes Bay...

See Mougins guide


at 11 km (direction west)

A visit to the small town of Saint-Cezaire-sur-Siagne might be combined with a trip...

See Saint-Cezaire-sur-Siagne guide
Valmasque Parc

Valmasque Parc

at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

Valmasque Parc is a tranquil park of trees and picnic areas...

See Valmasque Parc guide


at 13 km (direction south)

While lacking the attractions of the more important Riviera towns, Mandelieu-la-Napoule is well placed...

See Mandelieu-la-Napoule guide


at 13 km (direction east-north-east)

It is the medieval centre and the lovely views that will attract you to...

See Tourrettes-sur-Loup guide


at 13 km (direction west-south-west), in the Var department

Most visitors will combine a trip to Montauroux with some time at the leisure...

See Montauroux guide


Seaside resort at 14 km (direction south-east)

Cannes has a charming town and harbour area, and is one of the most...

See Cannes guide


at 14 km (direction east)

The arcacded houses around Place des Arcades are the start of your visit to...

See Biot guide

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Markets in and near Grasse

Market days in Grasse: weekly market: Wednesday & Tuesday;

  • Grasse: market Wednesday & Tuesday (0km)
  • Peymeinade: market Monday (4km)
  • Mouans-Sartoux: market Tuesday & Thursday (6km)
  • Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey: market Sunday (7km)
  • Valbonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (7km)
  • Le Cannet: market Tuesday & Sunday (12km)
  • Mandelieu-la-Napoule: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (13km)
  • Vallauris: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (14km)
  • Cannes: market Monday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Cannes: market every day except Monday (14km)

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Tourist attractions near Grasse, France

What to do at Grasse? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Grasse.


  • Marineland d'Antibes (17km)

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Frejus Cathedral cloisters (29km)
  • Trophy of Augustus (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (14km)
  • Eglise de St Raphaël (Saint-Raphael) (29km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Léonce (Frejus) (29km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (1km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (15km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (18km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (18km)
  • Jardin botanique (28km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (33km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (9km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (20km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (28km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (37km)
  • Tete de Chien (39km)
  • Lac de Castillon (39km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (39km)
  • Massif des Maures (61km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc Phœnix (24km)
  • Parc zoologique de Fréjus (25km)
  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (32km)

Geography and distances

Grasse is in the south-east of France at 28 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Grasse is 676 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Grasse

Canton: Grasse

Arrondissement: Grasse

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Grasse

from Nice (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 676 km

from Calais: 896 km

from Nice: 28 km

from Bordeaux: 611 km

from Strasbourg: 551 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice airport. Coming from the UK by car the route takes about 12 hours (can be busy in summer). For driving distances to Grasse from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cabris, Chateauneuf-Grasse, Le Bar-sur-Loup, Mouans-Sartoux, Opio, Peymeinade, Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey and Speracedes.

This page in French: Visiter Grasse