When we see Paris, we imagine food, fashion, but also perfume.
Today, I offer you the possibility to discover an original and free museum, located in a beautiful area of Paris, behind the Opera Garnier.
The Fragonard Museum opened its doors in 1983 in a Second Empire town house. Its Eugene Fuchs, a pioneer in the world of perfume, who created in 1926 the famous perfume factory with a new concept : selling some perfume products to the tourists. He took the name of Parfumerie Fragonard as a tribute to the famous Grasse-born painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard.
Nowadays, you don’t need to go to the French Riviera to find all these products inspired by the region of Provence, in southeast France. Fragonard has succeeded in conquering our capital.
Into the museum, you have two solutions : free visit or guided tour (don’t hesitate, the both are free) with the possibility to discover the products of the perfumery Fragonard.
You will learn more about the perfume history from antiquity until today.
Practical Information :
- Hours : Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 18pm, Sundays and public holidays from 9h to 17h
- Address : 9 rue Scribe, 75009 Paris (metro Opera)
- Official website : www.fragonard.com