Clinging to the sunny hills, the City slowly discovers its charm to those who linger there to stroll along its picturesque alleys and welcoming squares. As the dynamic world capital of perfumes, Grasse is also concerned about highlighting its architectural treasures. The historic centre confirms this architectural quality. In the 18th century, perfumery, which replaced tannery, experienced a real boom. In the 19th century, floral cultures and the manufacture of perfumes gave Grasse an international reputation. The opening of the new International Perfumery Museum in 2008 is the historical, heritage and cultural witness of this industry.