International fair of the Santon

Arles - Christmas in Provence, Provençal Christmas - In November, December, January - Dates and program to be confirmed

SANTONS and NURSERIES of PROVENCE, Christmas African after the Catalans last year is Africa coming to rub shoulders with the Provencal santonniers in the 59th edition for "fruitful artistic confrontation", as we wanted to the creators of this exhibition. The talent of the artists and the richness of the African imagination, materials the most various they use: ebony, steel brass iron Earth etc etc are proof of originality and surprises. We also appreciate the great scene of the desert creation of Arlette Bertello, scenery with very large African nursery of 7 meters on 3, 50: cabins, animal characters... and again the franco-Algerian artist Marie Therese Salesses, who sculpts the Earth to create characters and exceptional scenes. But always, and always at the center of this exhibition, Provençal craftsmen still amaze you with their creations and their major parts.Special artistic showcase of santonniers, the Salon of Arles is the symbol of this iconic popular art of Provence. Course in a universe that allows to do a full discovery of this art practiced today on a very broad territory and that conquered even spaces beyond the borders of this South santonnier.From the Gard Sylvie of Marans is the guest of honour of this 59th edition. The contest, professional and amateur participants, an opportunity unique and exceptional reputation. We are committed to present all of this popular art and it is for this that we also devote a room lovers styles, total freedom of expression, other materials, a surprising visit. In the city center are together in the three large Romanesque rooms of the cloister more than 100 artists-craftsmen of this profession! An exceptional setting that allows you to discover one of the top places in the history of Provence.And the space Van Gogh 4th frequently asked the Santons of Arles on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November with a selection of true craftsmen.

Entrée from 0 to 4,50

Information provided by OT Arles

  • Contact

    Place De la Republique
    13200 Arles

  • Organiser

    International exhibition of the Santon
  • Phone

    • 04 90 52 31 92
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Nearby

  1. On the side of the Bullring

    B&B

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  2. Land running

    Clay

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  3. Mélani Frères

    Craftsman

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  4. Château Cornillon

    B&B

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Where to stay

Vacances En Famille
Holiday rental

Vacances En Famille

Arles

Fully equipped apartment, located 2 minutes from the shopping area and 5 minutes from the centre of town, very quiet, ideal for a family, baby supplied accessories: cot, high chair, and also WII, DVD, Internet.

Campanile Arles
Hotel

Campanile Arles

Arles

The New Generation hotel 3 stars has 41 air-conditioned rooms accommodating up to 3 people. All our rooms are equipped in a modern and functional way: recessed flat screen, free Wifi access, bathroom with bathtub or shower and hairdryer, telephone and tray with kettle Hotel Campanile Arles, New…

Gita Luna
Holiday rental

Gita Luna

Arles

Gite with air conditioning, washing machine all comfort class 3 stars. A view on the olive trees, or the garden room is shady. Access to the shared swimming pool 6 x 16 meters. Table tennis, bowls have at your disposal. 5 minutes from the shops, with the wild Camargue Arles.

Les Cigales
Holiday rental

Les Cigales

Arles

Villa T2 bungalow (50 m²) for 2-4 persons without animals, fenced Garden (250 m²), about 1.5 km from the city centre. You can park the car in the garden. Quiet area. Kitchen: fridge, 2 hotplates, mini-oven, microwave, washing machine. Living room: sofa - bed, TV. Room: lite does 140. Bathroom:…

La Maison Des Hautures
Holiday rental

La Maison Des Hautures

Arles

Large family house of the 16th century (convent) with stone of Fontvieille, furnished rustic with three real nice rooms located in city center of Arles, close to all shops and close to the arenas. Parking nearby (not suitable for people with mobility problems or young children ages because of the…

Jules César
Hotel

Jules César

Arles

The Hotel Jules César Arles, a stunning secret location. Located in the city centre of Arles and entirely renovated and decorated early 2014 by Christian Lacroix.Once the Jules César 17th-century Carmelite Convent offers true comfort 5 stars.

Acacias
Hotel

Acacias

Arles

The Acacias hotel is located in city center of Arles, close to train station and river.Entirely renovated and air-conditioned, equipped with an elevator, room with satellite TV, safe and bathroom with hair cuttlefish.Target: 4 euros per piece of luggage

D'arlatan
Hotel

D'arlatan

Arles

The hotel is closed for complete renovation, reopening is planned for the summer 2017.

M. Bourdin Bernard
B&B

M. Bourdin Bernard

Arles

In a garden bloomed, a charming place to 8 minutes walk from the historical centre, you won't forget our home or breakfasts of Michele.Your vehicle may be parked safely inside our garden.

Things to do

Place du Forum
Site

Place du Forum

Arles

This Place, in the heart of town, has always symbolised meetings and exchanges. In Antiquity the square was next to the main forum (late 1st century BC), and the economic and political centre of the Roman administration; in the Middle Ages it became the main centre for commercial transactions. It…

The Indian of N��mes
Souvenirs

The Indian of N��mes

Arles

Gardian clothing: men, women, children (from 2 years old). Linens, fabric per metre, Pikes and boutis.Home, furniture, arts of the table decoration

Atelier mosaïque d'art Schiano Charles
Clay

Atelier mosaïque d'art Schiano Charles

Arles

Creation of large and small decorative and functional mosaics. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Arlette Multishop
Fashion

Arlette Multishop

Arles

Arlette est le Colette arlésien. Autrefois installé dans Le Magasin de Jouet (drôle de nom pour une galerie d’art), les jolies collections ont pris leur envol vers la rue de la Liberté. Les marques les plus pointues sont au rendez-vous : Kulte, Le Slip Français, les bijoux Alpha Beta ou…

Actes Sud Cinemas
Lieu culturel

Actes Sud Cinemas

Arles

Actes Sud Cinemas (formerly 'Le Méjan Cinema') has been renovated and taken over new spaces in order to welcome the public and organise meetings with film teams. It now has three arthouse screens. The programme has strong links with the editorial policy of Actes Sud and promotes 'auteur cinema'…

Foundation Vincent Van Gogh Arles
Museum

Foundation Vincent Van Gogh Arles

Arles

Vincent van Gogh is a key figure of the art of the 20th century. To date, its influence persists among artists and his work has a magnetism unprecedented on the public. It is precisely at Arles he produced in just fifteen months its more beautiful masterpieces. The Fondation Vincent van Gogh…

Larry
Craftsman

Larry

Arles

Tonello, located in Arles, is a unique in its field, specialising in two different but complementary areas: the creation of reinforced concrete staircases cast on site and the production and laying of the coating. the laying of poured granite or 'Venetian terrace' flooring and the production…

Evelyne Ricord
Christmas crib figures

Evelyne Ricord

Arles

Sculptor and santon-maker, one of the best workers in France in the clay santon category. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Carnet de voyage
Souvenirs

Carnet de voyage

Arles

Au cœur du centre historique d'Arles, nous vous accueillons pour vous faire découvrir notre sélection d'articles tout en couleur. Des toiles basques aux couleurs toniques, déclinées en nappes, sets de tables, torchons ... et aussi, des sacs petits et grands. De la terre travaillée dans…

Where to eat

Garden Cafe - counter Calendal
Cuisine de Provence

Garden Cafe - counter Calendal

Arles

The Garden Cafe is a counter of the Calendal offering on the spot or to take light meals: bio bread sandwiches, small dishes simmered in chinaramaiah, soups, salads, while freshness, sweets, selection of teas weddings brothers, capuccino, beers etc...Pause gourmande in the salons of le Calendal…

Lou marks
Food guide restaurant

Lou marks

Arles

Meeting of traditional and regional recipes, restaurant gourmet Lou Marquès (renovated in 2014 by M Christian Lacroix) offers a classic, refined and tasty cuisine carefully prepared by our chefs.The restaurant's terrace turns into a bistro in the beautiful days and our garden near the swimming…

Gueule du Loup
Table 13

Gueule du Loup

Arles

There are no bobbins to pull here and no latches to go up. This little house built in 1780 offers no danger to Little Red Riding Hoods all they have to do is choose between the two dining rooms, one facing the ground floor kitchen and the other with exposed stone walls on the first floor. There's…

Next to the bistro
Food guide restaurant

Next to the bistro

Arles

This is Jean-Luc Rabanel's second star-rated establishment, serving friendlier-priced and more family-style food. The gourmet dishes are crafted with the expertise of one of France's greatest contemporary cooks. Traditional salt cod and stewed chicken take on a whole new lease of life here. The…

Jean-Luc Rabanel workshop
Food guide restaurant

Jean-Luc Rabanel workshop

Arles

Every gourmet knows his name: Jean-Luc Rabanel is one of the stars of French gastronomy and a major personality, who has been tending to his kitchen garden for over 30 years. A master of vegetables, spokesman for organic produce and pioneer of the "locavore" local food trend, this chef transcends…

Plaza (La Paillotte)
Food guide restaurant

Plaza (La Paillotte)

Arles

Restaurant very well located in the centre of the city of Arles. Near hotels, monuments, museums and the Foundation Van Gogh. The restaurant bathrooms with exposed stone walls and beams wood ceilings.The decoration of the restaurant is based on bullfighting and Provence. A beautiful shaded…

Palao Bistro
Food guide restaurant

Palao Bistro

Arles

Italian restaurant where there are classics of the country of the Sun but very regional specialities unknown to the general public.A warm and smiling at the beautiful Italian accent

Le Réfectoire
Table 13

Le Réfectoire

Arles

With classroom chairs and shared tables, the décor is, naturally, reminiscent of childhood canteens. The rest is more state-of-the-art: the reasonably-priced menu is the work of a Michelin-starred chef (Armand Arnal, of La Chassagnette), in a converted industrial building (the former SNCF…

Hostellerie of the Source
Table 13

Hostellerie of the Source

Arles

Located a few minutes from the centre of Arles, a natural spring ("Source") has been happily bubbling away here since the 19th century in the tree-filled garden, bordering a swimming pool. This Mediterranean oasis, lined with weeping willows and oleander, offers feminine retakes on Provencal and…

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