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 ...
... Think I'll have to keep working on securing a sugar daddy as I suck at gambling!
We then grabbed the open air tour bus to see the other sights of Monaco including the Palace of the Grimaldi family. They actually secured the principality of Monaco around 1200 & something after fleeing Genoa. The very smart Grimaldi king of the time took over the castle by dressing all his troops as Monks and gaining entry to the castle on religious ...
After we had parked up we decided to go and look at some of the mega yachts in the harbour. Oh your god. They are incredible. We saw some young bloke getting off one of the bigger ones shouting back at his partner to get his ipod. For some strange reason we instantly hated him, can't imagine why, maybe it was just ...
... 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 ...
The service unusually was very efficient and we had to actually slow it down ourselves otherwise it could even have felt slightly rushed which is not the norm in France.
We wandered happily to the fountain and sat for awhile in the shade. Very soon peace was disturbed by groups of local schoolchildren on some sort of treasure hunt with their
teachers. French schoolchildren are so well behaved and at one point a group came rushing up to us and very ...