Grasse, labelled ‘world capital of perfume’, is one of those enchanting small towns that lies just behind the French Riviera. Grasse is perhaps even more attractive than the Riviera itself for many tourists, with cheaper prices and a slower less hectic way of life. Set on a landscape of hills and gorges, car hire in Grasse is recommended if you fancy a trip to nearby Cannes around 18km away. The town itself has a cathedral, two renowned perfume museums, and some of the most idyllic scenery in the area. Car hire in Grasse is available from the Place Martelly, but many tourists who are hiring a car in Grasse will find pickup points at their arrival airport – possibly Nice or Toulon.