Grasse “Scent Siesta”

Grasse is of course known for its perfume factories that create the scents for some of France’s finest labels. But you don’t have to shell out for a bottle of perfume anymore! The town has launched “scent siestas” that allow you to stretch out on a lounge chair while a mist machine creates a cloud of scent around you. Nice! Over 6000 people have enjoyed the municipal aromatherapy since the program started at the beginning of the summer. And where can you enjoy these perfume clouds? Why, at the foot of the Perfume Museum, of course, as well as the Place 24 août behind the Cathedral and the rue Ossola (no lounge chairs however, as it’s a busy commercial street). The mists will be in place until the end of August but will be brought out again for local festivals.