One of the best shopping streets in Grasse is pedestrianized rue Jean Ossola, where shops are generally open from 10am to 7pm with a lunchtime closure during winter.

Fragonard leads the crowd. Parfumerie Fragonard, 20 boulevard Fragonard (at rue Jean Ossola; tel. 04-93-36-44-65), greets offers with the scents of rose, jasmine, lemon and lime, green tea, or bergamot.

After you’ve finished browsing rose, heart and duck shaped soaps, you can walk further along the street to find Confidentiel, 3 rue Jean Ossola (tel. 04-93-36-40-62). This recently opened treasure-trove is filled with antique jewelry, quilted Provençal boutique, and embroidered linen clothes.

At Fragonard Maison, 2 rue Amiral de Grasse (tel. 04-93-40-12-04), you will find glassware, tablecloths, and handmade souvenirs.

Just opposite you will see Maroquinerie Monique, 5 rue Jean Ossola (tel. 04-93-36-23-29), is the place to buy chic Parisian longchamp handbags and fold-up tote bags.