This is actually the second time that I'm attempting to enter today's blog. The first time, I had it all neatly typed in and when I went to click the Save button, the computer at the Internet access place locked up and I couldn't retreive all the work I'd done...technology is great, isn't it!?
Finalement, j'ai pris le train vers Grasse. Grasse is the world perfum capital. There are numerous old 'parfumeries' in Grasse; I visited Fragonard and Molinard - each with a free guided tour and a museum. It was very interesting to learn about the different methods used to make perfum and scented soaps. For an extra fee, you can design your own perfum.
Grasse is a complicated series of narrow streets going up and down the mountainside. Just when I thought that I had found my bearings and figured out the map, I got lost. Not to worry, it's these unexpected side trips that make travelling interesting. I ended up in a part of town with beautiful old homes and perfectly manicured gardens. The views of the town and station below were terrific.
I didn't realize until the end of the day that today was Canada Day - I hope it was a good day for everyone back home.
I'll have to upload some pics later, as I have to go now.
Grasse | Nick: agillis
Grasse | Capitale mondiale du parfum
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