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About Grasse

Hidden in the hills north of Nice, the picturesque town of Grasse has long been synonymous with French perfume. Home to more than 30 perfumeries, factories and museums, this lovely heritage community has long attracted a well-heeled crowd who also appreciate its beautiful architecture and excellent restaurants. Including simple B&Bs as well as beautiful food-focused hotels, our pick of the best places to stay in Grasse promises a gorgeous retreat for perfume-lovers, couples and families alike.

Amble along narrow cobbled streets to admire gorgeous 18th-century villas, an ancient Saracen tower and the 11th-century Provençal-Romanesque Cathedral of Notre-Dame du Puy. The medieval ramparts are also brilliant for a scenic stroll. Inhale Grasse’s magical fragrances as you tour the International Museum of Perfume, the historic Fragonard, Galimard or Molinard perfumeries and myriad smaller shops. Don’t miss the Museum of Art & History of Provence, the Musée du Bijou et du Costume Provençal, nor the chance to explore the fascinating Domaine de la Royrie's expansive organic olive groves whilst you're in the area.

Charming and glamorous, Grasse is a real delight. You’re also just 25 minutes from Nice and Cannes, well-placed for food, shopping and culture galore. Small and intimate, the best places to stay in Grasse are perfect for unwinding after busy days of discovering the Côte d'Azur!

The Best Places to Stay in Grasse

For a Charming B&B

  • La Bergerie Sainte Antoine offers two simple, inviting rooms nestled alongside a swimming pool and sun terrace. Expect spectacular panoramas from the hillside location, and generous breakfasts. Quiet, intimate, well-priced and within easy reach of Grasse.

For Foodies

  • Auberge du Vieux Chateau in Cabris, 4km from Grasse, is a wonderful restaurant specialising in authentic Provençal cuisine. Try Chef Tim Cinquin's 'Menu Découverte' for the best local flavours, savoured with 360° views of the French Riviera. The four rooms and one suite are luminous and traditionally decorated, with modern bathrooms. Lovely.
  • La Bastide de St-Antoine is a blue-shuttered manor house with 18 luxurious guestrooms, a lawn and large pool encircled by old stone walls and shaded walkways. Celebrated Chef Jacques Chibois has made the restaurant a destination in itself, serving seasonal Provençal produce with a creative twist. Try the foamy lobster bisque with saffron or the zucchini flowers stuffed with chards from Grasse, paired with a cool glass of wine. A stylish rural escape.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.


  • Fly to Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, 35 minutes from Grasse by car. Buses and trains will take slightly longer.
  • The Côte d'Azur is famously wonderful for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Travel during the spring or summer for the warmest weather, with temperatures peaking around 27°C in June to August — although this is also the busiest time of year. May or September are ideal for quieter trips and for more relaxed explorations of Grasse town.



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Best Hotels in Grasse

  • Auberge du Vieux Chateau Grasse 4 rooms from £77

    Local exploring  -  A well located property for those wanting to explore both the coast and hinterland of the Cote d'Azur
    Views  -  Stunning panoramic views across the valley towards Mougins and the Med beyohd.
    Less £  -  Double rooms start from as little as €75 per night.
    Restaurant  -  The auberge's excellent restaurant serves excellent Mediterranean cuisine
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    An excellent restaurant with rooms in a quaint village just outside Grasse. Four simple, traditionally styled rooms offer superb value for money in this pricey region. Come here for the delicious Mediterranean cuisine and the stunning views over Mougins towards the coast. See More

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  • La Bergerie Saint Antoine Grasse (Cote d'Azur) 2 rooms from £86

    Value chic  -  With rooms at €99 per night including breakfast, it's hard to beat for value in this region.
    Local exploring  -  Well located for exploring both inland villages and enjoying time on the beach.
    Sights nearby  -  The bergerie is only 6 miles from Grasse and 15 miles from Cannes.
    Local markets  -  Visit the markets in the surrounding hill top villages and towns.
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    An intimate and charming B&B just outside Grasse, with simple spacious rooms, gorgeous heated outdoor pool and terrace, superb breakfast and panoramic views. A great value property for total relaxation in a quiet spot away from the coast See More

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  • La Bastide de St-Antoine Grasse 18 rooms from £208

    Country Escape  -  Surrounded by beautiful gardens, olive groves and hectares of rolling farmland this elegant hotel is the perfect country escape.
    Foodies  -  The on site restaurant is renowned for its gourmet cuisine and wonderful ambience. Cooking classes are also available.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Great walks  -  Explore the surrounding gardens, olive groves and farmland, this area is famed for its natural beauty.
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    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux

    Eighteenth century country house in Grasse, surrounded by lovely gardens and olive groves. The romantic rooms are a triumph: simple, stylish and effortlessly elegant. The on site restaurant is famed in the area for its astute use of local flavours. Grown up, charming and wonderfully French! See More

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