Au Comptoir: Where everything is a little bit special!

Sylvain in action

In the meandering lanes and alleyways off the main square in Grasse lies ‘Au Comptoir’ a treasure just waiting to be found! From the best selection of local wines, beers and champagnes to delicious sharing plates and desserts, Au Comptoir is truly one of my favourite places to enjoy a drink with friends. Run by attentive and dynamic husband and wife team Sylvain and Nabila, it’s everything a wine bar should be: trendy yet unpretentious, intimate and relaxed. You can choose to sit inside its cool surrounds or watch the …

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Changing Lives through Choosing to Stay at Villa des Parfums

Parfums de Vie

If you’ve come across the ‘about’ page on our website, you’ll know that Villa des Parfums is a Social Enterprise.  So what exactly does that mean?!  It means that the money you’re spending on your stay at Villa des Parfums is directly benefiting underprivileged children and their families in Grasse.  By choosing to stay at Villa des Parfums, you’re actually changing their lives….and impacting their future….as you enjoy the incredible luxury and take in the spectacular views! While tens of thousands of tourists flock to the Perfume Capital every year to learn about …

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Jasmine in the Perfume Capital

Jasmine at Villa des Parfums

I have always enjoyed perfume, I think like most women, in a fairly typical manner, but since moving to Grasse, the World Perfume Capital in 2007, my love for perfume has reached a whole new dimension! Many aspects of our life rhythms here in Grasse revolve around the flower and perfume industry, so you really can’t avoid becoming at least mildly interested in the whole world of Perfume. Throughout the year on the Cote d’Azur, different flowers are harvested during different seasons. February it’s Mimosa, March it’s Violets, May is …

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Grasse Rose Festival, 8 – 10 May 2015

Grasse Roses

A Grasse, c’est la Vie en Rose! One of my absolutely favorite things about springtime in the Perfume Capital is the annual Rose Festival, when the streets of Grasse are adorned with tens of thousands of Roses!   Every year I look forward to this fragrance-filled event, when our beautiful town is bedecked with incredible displays and bouquets of roses everywhere you turn; it’s a spectacular feast for all the senses! 2015 marks the 45th year of this annual rose celebration, where competing horticulturists put their stunning creations on display …

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