Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fragonard Perfumery in Grasse, France, A-Z Challenge "F" Day


not very far from Cannes, it is a good day trip or stop over when going
to St. Paul de Vence, the tiny walled city in the hills above Cannes.

Fragonard,  Perfumer in Grasse

In the heart of the old city of Grasse, the historic factory counts among the oldest in Grasse.

In effect, the present day premises have housed,
since their origins in 1782, a perfume manufacturers.



In 1926, in homage to the famous painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard,
the Fragonard Perfumery took his name.

Since then every day they produce their lovely perfumes, cosmetics and soaps
here in a setting respecting tradition.











Very interesting place to visit for a few hours, where you can learn
a little about how fragrances are made, where the spices and precious flowers
come from & the care with which they are harvested.
There are many tiny little bottles, all lovely, that you can bring home
as gifts buyable at a very small price, about 1/3 of retail and
if you purchase a small quantity you will receive additional discount.
  In fact, it is impossible not to be completely lost
in the wonderland of luxury gift items for the girls & guys.

Fragonard has tiny retail shops in Paris, Eze, St. Paul de Vence.

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