Foire aux santons 2018

Aix en Provence - Christmas in Provence, Provençal Christmas - From November 23rd to January 4th (except on December 25th) from Monday to Friday from 10am till 7pm and during the weekend from 9.30am till 7.30pm - Free

The predecessor to the Santons Fair was known as the Market of the Festival of Saint Barbara. It was the largest annual gathering in the city. In December 1934, Jean Baptiste Fouque and his son Paul came to this market to sell their Nativity figurines and over the years were joined by other figurine-makers.

And that is how this famous annual Santons Fair came into being. The traditional Aix en Provence Santons Fair is a real showcase for santon-makers' expertise.It is the perfect opportunity to discover new characters and either start or add to your own nativity scene. At the same time, a large traditional nativity scene is on display at the Cours Mirabeau (next to Monoprix), the result of a collaboration between Aix figurine craftsmen.

No admission charge

This event is being held as part of: Christmas events in Aix-en-Provence

  • Free

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Association des santonniers aixois

    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Lieux

    Esplanade Cézanne (statue de Paul Cézanne)
    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Phone

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Where to stay

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La Sauveté

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Where to eat

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Inspirations

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