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Grasse | Nick: agillis

Grasse | Capitale mondiale du parfum

2008-07-01 | Viewed: 173 time(s) | No vote yet | Rank
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!?

View from Grasse of the surrounding area
Aujourd'hui, j'ai pris le train de Cannes vers Grasse (au nord de Cannes). Quand je suis arrivée à la gare, on m'a informé que le prochain train prévu a été annulé à cause des problèmes techniques.  I had to wait almost two hours for the next scheduled train.  I walked around the marché near the train station and bought a pain au chocolat.  Jeanetta - the ones from Happy Baker were good, but, as you know, there's no comparison with the pain au chocolat (and croissants) here in France...they're soooo fresh and yummy!!  :-)

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.
Last Update: 2008-07-16 13:47:07


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distance: 8.6miles
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distance: 8.6miles
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distance: 9miles
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distance: 17.4miles
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