Rose Expo Grasse 2018

Image may contain: flower, plant and natureAfter marvelling at the roses blooming as if overnight in our own Villa Ndio garden we went to the much anticipated annual Rose Expo in Grasse, which occurs each year in mid-May. The event features beautiful flowers mostly roses of course, and lots of lovely people. Highlights included photo ops with the past and current Miss Grasse (the latter crowned a week before the Expo), and their entourage of Rose Expo princesses. We also met up with the mayor.

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Exploring the Charms of Old Grasse

Not far from Villa Ndio sits the old City of Grasse: The Perfume Capital of the World! One can visit three major perfumeries for guided tours that run you through historical and modern methods of perfume making and lead you to boutiques where you can buy their scents and soaps. Or, you can explore the twisting turning rising falling narrow passageways throughout the pedestrian sections of the old town. Every time I go there I find a new path to explore. Each has its own blend of color, shape and light.  Windows and doors, shutters, balconies, stoops, cobblestones, shops, homes.  Some buildings are run down but most are not, looking all spruced up.  The lanes are narrow giving the sense that the buildings on either side are towering tall.  Take a look at the photos in the gallery below, and plan a visit to see for yourself!

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