The town of Grasse is said to be the core of the Riviera as well as a model of Provençal culture. The city offers splendid vistas over the shores near Cannes. A “Cité d'Art & d'Histoire,” Grasse is known as the “Capital of Flowers and Perfume.” A visit to this noble, vital city is a must to appreciate its key role in the political and economic history of the region. The “Pays de Grasse” is characterised by its hills rolling gently to the Sea, its many Provençal villages (Opio, Mouans-Sartoux, Le Rouret), some perched on the foothills of the pre-Alps (Cabris, Saint-Cézaire, Gourdon...). This territory, marked by the “Route Napoléon” (Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey), or extending to the Loup or Siagne Rivers, offers a large number of historical and architectural treasures.