Santons Fair

Aix en Provence - Trade fair - From November 18th to December 31st every day from 10am to 7pm (except on December 25th) - 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.

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

  • Free

Information provided byOT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Association des santonniers aixois
  • Phone

    • 04 42 27 17 35

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