BEST WESTERN Hotel Elixir Grasse
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Today we packed up all of our gear into Reggie and began the trip to France. We've decided to stay in Grasse in Provence, as it's not too far from Biassa (4.5 hours) and we can use it as a starting point to find some lavender fields and visit the Camargue. Grasse is a very famous town in France as it is the World's Perfume capital. Apparently two third of France's natural 'aromas' that are used in flavourings and perfumes are made here and lots of 'noses' (Les Nez) have been ...
After climbing up Castle Hill yesterday and seeing the beach umbrellas all lined up at Castel Plage (Castle Beach), I decided I needed to treat myself to the beach. There are two types of beach experiences here, private and public. The public beaches are like public beaches anywhere in the US -- you bring all your stuff to the beach, find a spot, and put it all down. The problem is, Nice's beaches are not sand ...
... I also sat next to an Indian man named Manedi who was working at GM for two months. Engines are his area of expertise. Despite my sleep-time tea with extra valerian, I could not get comfortable to sleep. Thus, my attempts to practice French immediately upon arrival ended in me simply asking, "Excusez-moi, parlez-vous anglais?" Eventually I started adding, "Je parle francaise un peu." I will say, everyone I have encountered assumes I am French and just speaks to me as such. ...
... glance had absolutely nothing to offer but when we pealed back the layers we found we enjoyed it. It was a fairly typical small French village or ville and not many tourists stop by so it gave us a short glimpse of French life. By the time we departed we'd met a few locals at the Bar, had two reasonable meals (one of them Italian, the other Vietnamese/Chinese), had a take-away pizza, a couple of breakfasts from one of the four boulangeries (bakeries), shopped ...
... to Paris. Obviously she was only allowed to die in Paris. Queen Victoria used to spend her summer breaks in Grasse and had a small castle on the hill in Grasse.
The International Perfumery Museum is a must see and gives you a good insight of the perfume history manufacturing in the area, including the history of the special Jasmin they used to grow in the region. The Jasmin grown in this region was very much sought after in ...