CONTINUOUS HORTICULTURAL EXPERTISE ON THE CÔTE D’AZUR
Did you know? On the Côte d’Azur, flowers have not always been just one of life’s simple pleasures; for a long time they were an important source of income. People in Nice and Antibes cultivated carnations. Those in Grasse transformed the petals of May roses and jasmine into subtle perfumes, while in Tourrettes-sur-Loup, they devoted themselves entirely to violets. That is now over, although some outstanding farms survive to this day thanks to their special expertise. The Côte d’Azur has not forgotten its horticultural past and celebrates it with great pomp and beauty in a number of traditional festivals.