Grasse tourism and travel guide

Photo of Grasse in Alpes-Maritimes

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

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.

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Pegomas at 7 km and Valbonne at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Grasse, France: places to visit and attractions

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.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Alpes-Maritimes

Map of places to visit near Grasse

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)

More information about Grasse, Provence

Tourist attractions near Grasse, France

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)
  • Barrage de Castillon (39km)
  • Lac 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

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

Grasse is in the south-east of France. 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