Discover the Perfume Museum of Paris and learn about the history of the perfume-making process. You will also get an exclusive gift!
Fragonard Perfume Museum Free Tour
Meet your English-speaking guide at the Fragonard Perfume Museum at the scheduled time and delve into an authentic nineteenth-century perfume factory located in building formerly also used as a theatre and cycle track. During this free guided tour of the Fragonard Museum, you’ll enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience and find out all there is to know about perfumery.
You will be led through the various sections of the museum, in which your knowledgeable guide will explain the manufacturing process, from the selection of raw material to inserting the fragrance into individual bottles. Find out the work it takes to give pleasure to our sense of smell.
Admire the large collection of old perfume bottles housed in the museum and travel back in time to Ancient Egypt to discover the history of this essence. Your guide will also explain how Fragonard was founded by perfume-makers from Grasse. This city in the south of France is believed to be the world capital of perfume, and where the novel Perfume was set.
The free tour of the Paris Perfume Museum takes place every 20 minutes from 9 am until 5 pm. You can begin your visit when you'd like.
After making your reservation, you'll receive a Civitatis voucher. When you present this at the Perfume Museum ticket office, you'll be given an exclusive Fragonard gift pack valued at 5€ (US$5.4) as a souvenir of your visit, which includes an eau de cologne and a scented soap.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
30 minutes - 1 hour.
This tour is in French and English.
Expert bilingual guide in French and English.
Exclusive gift valued at 5€ (US$5.4).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Paris local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Musée du Parfum.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.