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Capital of the Rose

Once covered in fields of Centifolia roses and flowers for perfume, La Colle-sur-Loup was one of the main suppliers to the perfumeries of Grasse. Since 2007, La Colle-sur-Loup has celebrated the rose every year in the middle of May. But the first editions went back to the 1950s and were intended to attract the press and starlets who were on the Croisette during the Cannes Film Festival! During this extraordinary celebration, a young woman from La Colle was elected Queen of the Roses, while a star was awarded the “Roses Award.” Brigitte Bardot, Michelle Mercier and Luis Mariano were among the first prize-winners!

On the Programme

On the programme for this essential event, many discoveries await you for a festive day which will change your scene!

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., wander through the streets of the village where nursery gardens, exhibitors and craft workers specialising in roses are ready to meet you. Test your creativity over the day, by taking part in the fun and creative workshops which are on offer to you.

Want a show?

“Autour de la Rose” [All about the Rose] also means artistic performances and musical groups, exhibitions etc.. So, let yourself be led by your senses to (re)discover a story from La Colle of a flower which is not exactly like the others which still conceals a thousand treasures at the heart of its petals …

Autour de la Rose, one of the most beautiful events on the Côte d’Azur. A festive and colourful day to pay tribute to the village’s horticultural past. Not to be missed for any reason!

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