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World's Coolest Factory Tours


Courtesy of Parfumerie Fragonard

Fragonard, Grasse, France

The Tour: At the factory of this perfume maker, one of the most storied and venerable in France, visitors learn about the flowers, plants, and trees that are used in fragrances, and how they are distilled into essential oils in the laboratories. They then are able to watch the entire creation process, from distillation to bottling, of scents like Belle de Nuit and Suivez-Moi.

Fast Facts: Tours are offered daily; no charge. Grasse is a 25-minute train ride from Cannes.

Don’t Miss: Sniffing the residue of the perfume essence found on paper filters before the distillation process—it’s a blast of pure aroma.


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