Exploring the Gardens of the International Perfume Museum

Built in 2007, the gardens of the International Perfume Museum (MIP) in Grasse invite you on a unique sensory experience. Centifolia rose, tuberose, and jasmine welcome you to the world of perfume.
By Justine Fiordelli

Formerly named “La Bastide du Parfumeur”, the gardens of the MIP were created in 2007 to share the history of the culture of fragrant plants in Grasse – plants like jasmine, lavender, orange blossom, or tuberose – with the general public. Completely renovated over seven months in the spring of 2013, the gardens of the MIP are today considered an actual conservatory and feature four floral arbors that were funded by a sponsorship program established by L’Occitane. These arbors each have a specific theme and allow visitors to enjoy new and cooler areas, where they can learn for example the principle of eco-extraction.

Covering a total area of around three hectares, the gardens offer visitors an ambitious interactive and multisensory experience. On the program: an introduction to fragrant plants, an olfactory trail, and workshops for children. There’s something for everyone. For the time of a walk, let yourself be carried away by the beauty of the gardens and discover the different plants, organized according to their olfactory notes, like woody, fruity, spicy, or musky... Making for a fun way to learn about the uses, properties and scents of the many aromatic plants grown in Grasse.

In addition, and to start the spring season, the gardens of the International Perfume Museum in Grasse welcome “Art in Nature”, a new exhibition dedicated to the works of visual artist Cathy Cuby. On until September 30, the display gives pride of place to ten plant-based installations dispersed in various strategic locations around the garden.

Gardens of the International Perfume Museum
979 chemin des Gourettes

06370 Mouans-Sartoux
Tél: +33 (0)4 97 05 58 00
www.museesdegrasse.com
Gardens of the International Perfume Museum in Grasse
Gardens of the International Perfume Museum in Grasse
A magical place.
DR, Gardens of the International Perfume Museum in Grasse
Gardens of the International Perfume Museum in Grasse
Gardens of the International Perfume Museum in Grasse
Floral arbors funded by a sponsorship program established by L’Occitane.
DR, Gardens of the International Perfume Museum in Grasse
Gardens of the International Perfume Museum in Grasse
Gardens of the International Perfume Museum in Grasse
Floral arbors funded by a sponsorship program established by L’Occitane.
DR, Gardens of the International Perfume Museum in Grasse

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