Coat of arms of grasse

Founded in the XI century, Grasse now has about 50 thousand inhabitants. The city deservedly enjoys the glory of the world’s capital of perfumery, although before the XVIIth century the town-forming industry  was the tannery, known for its unpleasant smells.

Grasse’s coat of arms was granted to the city in the XIIth century by the powerful Genoa, as to a free ally city. It depicts a lamb bearing its own leash – a symbol of Jesus’ sacrifice.

Local residents are called – Grassois.  They often joke about themselves mentioning their stinginess  – “Why does a real Grassois have a dining table always with drawers – to quickly hide food if someone knocks at the door.” The local people themselves will never miss an opportunity to emphasize their independence from Nice – “I heard there is a salad nissoise, but we’re eating grassois here.”

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