We are staying in Antibes and have a car. Is a drive to grasse worth the time and is it scenic? Thank you!
No place is bad. The drive up is not especially great. The perfume business is blah. The maritime museum has limited scope. I could thing of better ways to spend a hour driving. Were I going to Castellane, I'm not sure I'd even bother to stop.
I was very impressed with the scenery. There are spots in town that are charming, but it's not a hopping scene.
It's OK, we did the tour of one of the factories. Could have skipped it. A cute town is Biot. They have many families of glass makers working on site, adjacent to their showroom. If you like blown glass and art, this is a fun way to spend an afternoon. Not far from Antibes.
No raving review from here either... it was fine, but there was a lot of traffic and tons of tour buses when I was there. Did go to a perfume factory, but found my favorite fragrance from Europe in another little town totally by accident. I didn't dislike it, but it wasn't a place I need to return to.