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Museum of art and history of Provence: photo description (Musee d'art et d'histoire de Provence)

Grasse is a small town in France, but "cradle" of all the perfumery art in the world, so many museums here dedicated to the beautiful flavors - international perfume Museum, a private Museum of brands "Molinar" and "Fragonard", the Studio "Halimar" (which, by the way, the name of one of the first perfumers of Grasse). Enthusiastically getting acquainted with the world of perfume, Grasse will be hard to pass by other interesting cultural institutions - Museum, dedicated to the artist Jean-Honore Fragonard, born in Grasse, who lived in the XVIII century, Museum of provençal costume and the Museum of art and history of Provence.

A Museum dedicated to the history of the region, is located in a mansion that was built in the second half of the XVIII century. His mistress was the Marquise de clapie-CABRI, sister of count honoré Gabriel de Mirabeau, famous political figure of the great French revolution. The mansion was built by her husband.

The Museum has a rich ethnographic and historical material which illustrates the life of the region, from ancient times to the present. Also here is the collection of works of art. Among the exhibits of the Museum you can see fragments of antique Provencal interiors of traditional dwellings, furniture, household items, ceramics and earthenware.

Around the mansion you will find a garden, planted with Magnolia, tangerine trees and roses.

Another Museum in Grasse, which will help to get an idea about the traditional culture of Provence is the costume Museum, which in addition to clothes and linen provides even more jewelry and fashion jewelry, created in the XVIII-XIX centuries.