Grasse

commune in Alpes-Maritimes, France

Grasse is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Grasse
The old town
The old town
Coat of arms of Grasse
Coat of arms
Location of Grasse
Grasse is located in France
Grasse
Grasse
Grasse is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Grasse
Grasse
Coordinates: 43°24′N 6°33′E / 43.4°N 6.55°E / 43.4; 6.55Coordinates: 43°24′N 6°33′E / 43.4°N 6.55°E / 43.4; 6.55
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–14) Christian Estrosi
Area
1
44.44 km2 (17.16 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
51,021
 • Density1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
Elevation80–1,061 m (262–3,481 ft)
(avg. 333 m or 1,093 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The town is considered the world's capital of perfume.