on Grasse

International Perfume Museum

Dedicated to one of France’s most prestigious traditional trades, the museum is the first public establishment devoted to the stewardship and promotion of the international heritage of perfumes, flavors, and fragrances.
Founded in 1989 and renovated in 2008, the Musée International de la Parfumerie – the only one of its kind in the world – became firmly established in the symbolic region of Grasse, the birthplace of luxury perfumery.

The International Perfume Museum brings the history of perfume-making to life, exploring it through its many facets: raw materials, manufacturing, industry, innovation, trade, design, marketing, and uses. The world of perfume is also translated through wondrous objects from all five continents, such as works of art, textiles, and archaeological finds.

The museum is a bold architectural creation, the work of Frédéric Jung. It spans 3,500m² and is structured around a 14th-century rampart and the 18th-century Hôtel Pontevès, all graced with gardens and terraces overlooking the exceptional countryside around the city.

The museum follows Western historical chronology – Antiquity, Middle Ages, Modern, and Contemporary periods – and is divided into five sections, each representing an historical period and contemporary issues: elegance and classicism, magic and dynamism, frivolity and hygiene.

This 21st-century museum looks at the past and present, but also explores the future, with a section dedicated to globalization, marketing and communication, and new markets.

Novel ways to visit
Throughout the year, the International Perfume Museum and Gardens host temporary exhibits, themed tours, testing and tasting sessions (both flavor and fragrance workshops), custom-designed school tours, renowned guest speakers and presentations, a document center, and a museum boutique.

Arrange an appointment or tour with the museum staff : [email protected]

Guided MIP Tours : Our qualified tour guides offer free guided tours all year long (1½ hours).
We speak : French


  • Sciences and technology
  • Local tradition
  • Arts and culture
  • Industry

Location details

  • In centre of town
  • Town location
  • Close to a public transportation
  • Bus stop <500 m< li>


Average length of individual visit : 90 min.
Average length of group visit : 90 min.


Suitable for : Special rate for jobseekers, Students

Language(s) of the visit

German, English, French, Italian

Language(s) audio-guide

German, English, French, Italian

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request

Group visit services

  • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Guided group tours available permanently
  • Guided group tours on request


Horaires d'ouverture du 01 September 2023 au 01 June 2024
LundiOuvert de 10h à 18h
MardiOuvert de 10h à 18h
MercrediOuvert de 10h à 18h
JeudiOuvert de 10h à 18h
VendrediOuvert de 10h à 18h
SamediOuvert de 10h à 18h
DimancheOuvert de 10h à 18h
Horaires d'ouverture du 01 July au 31 August 2024
LundiOuvert de 10h à 19h
MardiOuvert de 10h à 19h
MercrediOuvert de 10h à 19h
JeudiOuvert de 10h à 19h
VendrediOuvert de 10h à 19h
SamediOuvert de 10h à 19h
DimancheOuvert de 10h à 19h

Exceptional closure(s)

  • 01/01/2024
  • 01/05/2024
  • 25/12/2024


Payment options

  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Cash
  • Culture Pass



  • Parking
  • Auditorium
  • Exhibition space
  • Lift
  • Air conditioning
  • Toilets


  • Educational visits
  • Room hire
  • Shop
  • Guided tours

On-site activities

  • Temporary exhibition

Dog friendly

Les animaux ne sont pas acceptés

Adapted tourism

  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Physical disability
  • Visual disability
Adapted service : Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs, Documentation available in Braille, Relief map, tactile model or audio device description available at the reception
Starting at 6 € / adult


2 Boulevard du Jeu de Ballon
06130 Grasse
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