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Our most recommended Provence Factory & Workshop Tours

Manosque: L'Occitane en Provence Guided Factory Tour

1. Manosque: L'Occitane en Provence Guided Factory Tour

Learn more about the manufacturing processes of L'Occitane en Provence during a guided tour of their factory. See the laboratories, production workshops, and packing lines, and learn about the history of their luxury fragrances and home products. Learn about the values of L'Occitane en Provence and discover products and treasures from bygone years. Following your tour, awaken your senses as you wander through their Mediterranean garden. Filled with both wild and cultivated species, let yourself be carried away by these natural treasures that are used every day in products from L'Occitane. Finally, step into the recently renovated Boutique Musée – a place buzzing with life that revolves around a stunning central area. Linger a little longer in Provence as you browse their mini boutiques, including face care, men's products, and fragrance.

Grasse: Design Your Own Fragrance at a Perfume Factory

2. Grasse: Design Your Own Fragrance at a Perfume Factory

Create your own perfume at the family-run La Maison Molinard perfume factory, founded in 1849, making it one of the oldest perfume manufacturers in France. Learn how Grasse became the world’s capital of perfume and discover how the Molinard factory continues the traditions of excellence today.  Explore how perfume is distilled from raw ingredients, and then select one of the notes from a selection of 90 different essences to make your own individual fragrance. Benefit from the assistance of a Creation Molinard expert to ensure your fantasy becomes reality. Leave with a 50ml bottle of your unique scent.  Please arrive on time for your session, any delay of more than 10 minutes can result in the cancellation.

Grasse: Perfume Workshop

3. Grasse: Perfume Workshop

Created in 1849, La Maison Molinard is a family business that over the years has passed down its enthusiasm and high standards. In Grasse, the world’s capital of perfume, five successive generations have handed down their secrets. Recognized as a tribute to its rare and ancestral know-how, the company reinvents itself every day with its passion to create. After your visit to the historical factory, create your own perfume. A contemporary and fun way to create your own perfume in a few key stages. In this workshop, discover 3 bases and 6 essences and create your own 30ml bottle of perfume.

Eze: Perfume Making Class and Factory Tour

4. Eze: Perfume Making Class and Factory Tour

Discover the secrets of perfume making before visiting the "Flower of the Year" olfactory workshop. Become the creator of your own Eau de Toilette for you to take away. Immerse yourself in the unique smells of the Fragonard Laboratory in the picturesque coastal village of Eze. Explore the ways in which famous French perfume is brought into the world. Then, after learning all about the production process, it's time to try your hand at making perfume yourself. Head for the olfactory workshop and hear about the Olfactiv Pyramid which defines the architecture of a fragrance. Make your own perfume using the knowledge you've gained during your visit. Take home your own 12ml bottle of Eau de Toilette, and look forward to using your own creation on your next night out.

From Nice: Eze, Monaco, & Monte-Carlo Half-Day Trip

5. From Nice: Eze, Monaco, & Monte-Carlo Half-Day Trip

Explore Côte d'Azur on a half-day trip from Nice, with hotel pickup and drop-off included. Be charmed as you wander through a medieval village and discover the important sites of Monaco, Eze, and Monte Carlo with a guide. Be picked up from your accommodation in Nice in the morning or in the afternoon. Enjoy a panoramic view of Nice and the bays of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. In Èze, have the opportunity to visit the medieval village like an eagle's nest. You can also take a free guided tour of Fragonard Perfumery to learn more about the perfume-making process. Next, be driven to Monaco and take a walk in the old town. Discover the princely palace and explore the town and its neo-Romanesque cathedral. Also see the famous Casino Square, the Grand Casino, luxury boutiques, and Café de Paris. A ride on the Monaco Grand Prix circuit awaits you from Monaco to Monte Carlo.

Aix-en-Provence: Verdon Canyon & Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

6. Aix-en-Provence: Verdon Canyon & Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

Enjoy a scenic full-day tour of the picturesque Verdon Canyon, departing from Aix-en-Provence by air-conditioned minibus. Meet your guide at the Tourist Information Center of Aix, and set off on a lovely drive through the dramatic splendor of the Grand Canyon du Verdon. Cross the Valensole plateau, which is especially spectacular when the lavender fields are in full bloom (mid June to mid July). Head to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, famous for its earthenware workshops, and enjoy some free time for lunch on your own. Continue to the Verdon Gorges of the Verdon River for breathtaking views of the lake of Sainte-Croix. Stop for some free time on the beach before driving back to Aix-en-Provence via the enchanting village of Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon.

Nice: Perfume Creation Workshop

7. Nice: Perfume Creation Workshop

Created in 1849, this perfume company is a family business which over the years has passed down its enthusiasm and high standards. After a quick visit to the boutique, you will start designing your own personal fragrance accompanied by an expert who will help you to compose the perfect olfactory symphony. Using a perfume organ, one by one you will select the fragrance notes and create the perfume of your desires. For 60 minutes, you will have 90 different essences at your disposal. At the end of the workshop, you will receive a diploma that you can keep as a wonderful souvenir together with the perfume that you have created by yourself.

From Nice: French Riviera Full-Day Tour

8. From Nice: French Riviera Full-Day Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Nice and admire the famous Promenade des Anglais as you depart the city. With your guide, travel first to Eze, one of the most picturesque villages on the Côte d'Azur where you can take in a panoramic view of Villefranche over Cap Ferrat and its many famous villas. Visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and discover the history of perfume-making from its beginnings to the present day. Continue to the Principality of Monaco, where you can stroll through the streets of the old town. See the Prince’s Palace, the Courthouse, the Cathedral, as well as a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a ride along the streets used for the famous Formula 1 race circuit to reach the most glamourous section of Monaco, Monte Carlo, with its famous casino and exclusive hotels. Next, enjoy a short stop in the town of Cannes, famous for its annual film festival and wonderful sandy beaches. Continue to Antibes, one of France's oldest cities which was founded by Greek merchants in the 5th century. Discover St Paul de Vence, one most beautiful villages in Provence, recognized for its cultural and artistic heritage. Finally, be returned to your accommodation in Nice after a full day of sightseeing.

Full-Day Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Tour from Cannes

9. Full-Day Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Tour from Cannes

From Cannes pass by a panoramic view over Nice from Mt. Boron. On the Middle Corniche stop at Eze – a medieval perched village with its crafts shops and breathtaking panorama. Enjoy a guided tour of a traditional perfumery, the true essence of Provence. Afterwards, visit the Old Town of Monaco. You will have time to visit the Palace (at your own expenses). Then, tour Monte-Carlo and drive along the amazing Grand Prix circuit. Have some free time at Casino Square. Here you can enjoy yourselves with luxurious shopping, strolling along stunning gardens, mega yachts, chic casinos… or simply watch the “rich and beautiful” in their favorite haunts.  Then, drive along the spectacular coastline Lower Corniche between Nice and Monaco, with harbors, typical Mediterranean villages and modern marinas. Admire the Bay and Citadel of Villefranche before you return in Cannes.

Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting

10. Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Head to the quaint town of Grasse, known as the world’s perfume capital, on a full-day tour that begins with a pick-up at your accommodation in Nice, Monaco, or Cannes. You’ll visit the Fragonard perfume factory, and have a chance to explore the cobblestone streets of the Old Town. The small-group tour continues on, traveling the scenic roads to Valbonne, a charming medieval village, where you can take a break for lunch at one of the charming cafés. Drive along the Loup River, passing stunning waterfalls, and head up to the tiny fortress of Gourdon for sweeping views across the French Riviera. Afterwards you’ll stop at the Bellet vineyards, located just outside Nice. Visit the Chateau de Cremat, built in 1906, and enjoy incredible views of the sea and taste their red, rosé, and white wines.

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What people are saying about Provence

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 69 reviews

Super trip especially when you are caught for time. Its just amazing. Our tour guide Alex was absolutely super, we would have been lost without him all the little viewing points along the way we would have never found if we were doing it alone.he couldn't have done enough for us and was a book of knowledge and facts the whole duration of the trip. Definitely recommend doing it you wont be disappointed.

Our guide Roma was very friendly, punctual. Originally we choose Russian speaking guide, but Roma was able to speak both Russian and English. He gave us much more attention than he had too: took us to the great restaurant in Monaco, made sure we used our time efficiently. Even helped to take great memorable photos.

Jeff was an incredible guide! He was engaging, personable and so knowledgeable about the area. We had so much fun seeing the sights in a relaxing van, seeing the sights and listening to stories. He was responsive to anyones needs for breaks or photo shoots, can’t recommend enough!

we had an incredible day!! our guide benjamin was very friendly and knowledgeable, and such good value for money.

amazing experience! :) worth every "penny"! great for curious 11+ too. Enjoy!