Considered as the world's capital of perfume, the town of Grasse lies on the Mediterranean coastline known as the Cote d'Azur or the French Riviera. Situated 27 miles west of the town of Nice, 45 miles west of the Italian border, 118 miles east of the city of Marseille and 571 miles south of the capital of Paris.

The towns land area covers 44.44 km². According to the 2007 census, more than 51 thousand people live here. Geographic coordinates are 43° 40'00" North by 6° 55'00" East.

It is the chef-lieu of the Arrondissement of Grasse in the Department of the Alpes-Maritimes (06), itself in the Region of Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur (PACA), its INSEE code is 06069 and the postcode is 06130.

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