Grasse Along the Côte d'Azur




Grasse is another of the beautiful hill-towns of Provence, in the south of France along the Côte d'Azur. The historic Old Town of Grasse is made up of narrow pedestrian lanes lined with shops and cafes. We walk you all around in this video tour.

Coat of arms of Provence (France)
Coat of arms of Provence (France) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
History of Provence - "The historic French region of Provence, located in the southeast corner of France between the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Rhone River and the upper reaches of the Durance River, was inhabited by Ligures since Neolithic times; by the Celtic since about 900 BC, and by Greek colonists since about 600 BC. It was conquered by Rome at the end of the 2nd century BC and became the first Roman province outside of Italy. From 879 until 1486, it was a semi-independent state ruled by the Counts of Provence. In 1481, the title passed to the Louis XI of France. and in 1486 Provence was legally incorporated into France. Provence has been a part of France for over 400 years, but the people of Provence, particularly in the interior, have kept a cultural identity that persists to this day." - From Wikipedia