International fair of the Santon

Arles - Artisanat - From 13/11 to 23/01, daily between 10 am and 6 pm except on January 1st and December 25th. From 13 November to 16 January at the Archbishop's Palace Opening on Friday 12 November at 7pm From 4 December to 23 January in the church of Sainte Anne Opening on Saturday 4 December morning.

The Salon International des Santonniers d'Arles was created in 1958 by the santon craftsmen-artists whose president was Mr Marcel Carbonel, and the illustrious curator of the museums of the city of Arles Jean Maurice Rouquette.

January 1959: "In the name of all my comrades, I have come to ask you for asylum in your city, in these very places, where our dear santons have received their definitive consecration. We hope that there will be here in Arles, the spiritual capital of Provence, a permanent representation of our santons with the aim of a fruitful artistic confrontation between all of them.

These words were pronounced by the President Marcel Carbonel at the end of the 1st Salon d'Arles.

Thus, for more than 60 years, Arles has been the privileged and "official" artistic showcase of the santon making profession and thus of this emblematic popular art of Provence: Santons.

Sainte Anne Chapel: guest of honour Daniel Galli

Palais de l'archevêché : Professional santonniers, guest country Germany, Les santonniers de la Côte d'Azur.

Santon Mass at Saint Trophime - The Sunday that closes the show at 11am

Information provided by OT Arles

  • Address

    Chapelle Sainte Anne et Palais de l'Archevêché
    Place De la Republique
    13200 Arles

  • Organiser

    International exhibition of the Santon

  • Phone

    • 04 90 96 22 88

Where to stay

La Maison Arlésienne - appartement 1er étage
Holiday rental

La Maison Arlésienne - appartement 1er étage

Arles

This fully renovated apartment is located in the heart of the historic centre of Arles, between the Arenas and Forum Square. All amenities are in close proximity but the environment is very quiet. It is located on the first floor of a small building.Functional and well equipped, you can stay…

SPA le Calendal
Hotel

SPA le Calendal

Arles

Ideally located between the arenas and the ancient theatre, the Spa the Calendal hotel has 38 rooms with garden view or old Arles, some of which overlook the monuments.His famous garden at the tercentenary Hackberry is a real green for a breakfast or a sweet or salty break proposed by the…

T2 Maeva
Holiday rental

T2 Maeva

Arles

T2 furnished 4/6 people in a holiday home at 4 km from the city center, on the 2nd and last floor. Easy parking in a residence. Large park. Many sports facilities on the site, some free: mini golf, bowling, pool, others paying: tennis, squash, fitness center, hammam, etc.. Summer: swimming pool,…

AMAZING LOFT
Holiday rental

AMAZING LOFT

Arles

Beautiful loft duplex of 145 m 2 (ceiling painted 5 meters of height to the French). This bright loft with two beautiful courses on each side, a side lounge is located south, with very green pergola, the other side kitchen has a wall of 20 m2.The apartment has three bedrooms with beds for two…

Rodin
Hotel

Rodin

Arles

Located in a quiet area, only a 15-minute walk from the city center of Arles, the Le Rodin hotel has spacious and comfortable rooms.They have a terrace or a balcony overlooking the pool and the garden.Each air-conditioned room is equipped with a bathroom, TV satellite, mini bar and free WiFi.You…

SOWELL HÔTELS L'Olivier
Hotel

SOWELL HÔTELS L'Olivier

Arles

Located 4km from Arles, the Camarguais Village covers 35 hectares. It offers many facilities and services for the whole family: a 450m2 heated swimming pool, made up of 3 communicating pools including a paddling pool, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, multi-sport fields, mini-golf, equestrian…

La Maison Blanche
Holiday rental

La Maison Blanche

Arles

The apartment is located 10 minutes walk from the historic centre in a quiet area. 20 m² terrace is equipped with a living room of garden, sun beds and parasol allowing you to enjoy a nice view on a flowered park. You have 2 comfortable lounges equipped with a television. The kitchen is…

Les Alpilles
Holiday rental

Les Alpilles

Arles

Apartment of approx. 60 m² for 4 persons, located at 10 minutes walk from the centre of Arles, 2 not the museums départemental Arles Antique and Chamber of Commerce. Apartment with balcony on the 1st floor, sunny in a secured residence with lift. Consists of a kitchen, a dining salon, a bedroom…

Le Pitchounet
Holiday rental

Le Pitchounet

Arles

Apartment on the ground floor of 30 m2 for 2 people with terrace, 10 minutes from the city center, the LUMA Foundation and the school of photography.

Things to do

Actes Sud Cinemas
Cultural place

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'…

Manade Jalabert
Family recreation

Manade Jalabert

Arles

The Jalabert family has been breeding pure Camargue horses and fighting bulls at the Mas de la Chassagne for four generations. In this 350-hectare estate in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Camargue, near Arles, Luc and Marc Jalabert invite you to discover their livestock in their…

Montmajour Abbey
Cultural place

Montmajour Abbey

Arles

Located on the outskirts of the city of Arles, the Benedictine abbey of Montmajour is an exceptional example of a monument that bears witness to nearly eight centuries of history and architecture in Provence for a community of 50 to 80 monks consists of several buildings and forms a repertoire of…

Les Macarons de Frane
Shopping gourmand

Les Macarons de Frane

Arles

After an initial course in catering, Françoise PANNETIER specializes in pastry and created a recipe for macaroons with almonds, without gluten or added fat. Elaborated at the request of the Regional Natural Park of Camargue, its macaroon Camargue (butter caramel macaroon salty Camargue salt)…

The Marshall district
Cultural place

The Marshall district

Arles

The District of the Marshall ("from the Middle") occupies a modest surface between the city (or town hall) and the arugula, on the edge of the Rhône.Its history dates back to the medieval renaissance of the city, around the 12th century. Habitat, it differs little from the neighbouring districts…

Christine Millerin
Craftsman / producer

Christine Millerin

Arles

Follow the wire! One of the memory, life, or the thread of the story, and find that of Christine MILLERIN. She grew up in Casablanca, studied at the fine arts in Mulhouse, the Museum of textile printing, and traverses the France as a stylist for photographers. Then she went back to these first…

Carnet de voyage
Souvenirs shopping

Carnet de voyage

Arles

In the heart of the historic centre of Arles, we welcome you to discover our selection of colourful items. Basque canvases in tonic colors, available in tablecloths, sets of tables, tea towels ... and also, bags big and small. Earth worked in our region to offer you original creations for the…

Luma Arles
Cultural place

Luma Arles

Arles

Located in the Parc des Ateliers, a former railway wasteland covering an area of 11 hectares, LUMA Arles is a unique place where the LUMA Tower designed by Frank Gehry and seven former factories from the 19th century industrial heritage interact in perfect harmony. The gardens, park and pond…

Farfantello
Souvenirs shopping

Farfantello

Arles

Farfantello est une adresse pour les enfants, petits et grands. Un choix magique de décoration vintage pour la chambre et de jouets rétro qui nous replonge dans nos souvenirs d'enfance. Il faut entrer pour découvrir tout plein d'idées cadeaux et de trésors pour les minots (ananas Goodnight…

Where to eat

Sô Sushi
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Sô Sushi

Arles

Discover our menu of Sushi, California rolls, Maki, Spring rolls, Poke Bowl and all our other specialities for takeaway or delivery.

Cuisine de comptoir
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Cuisine de comptoir

Arles

Sandwich restaurant also serving soups and salads. All our produce is fresh. We make our own desserts.

Le Petit Bar à Thym
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Le Petit Bar à Thym

Arles

Fresh quality products, home-made dishes. Quality, you can try!

HQ
Cuisine de Provence

HQ

Arles

Provencal cuisine revisited. Good value for money, menus € 24 and € 34 warm and atypical.The team will be happy to welcome you in a good mood.

Sakura
Restaurants à emporter

Sakura

Arles

We are a Japanese restaurant in very pleasant surroundings (around the Amphitheatre, terrace with view of the Amphitheatre); our speciality is raw fish (sushi, sashimi and norimaki). Dishes to eat in or take away; we deliver within Arles and the surrounding area in the evenings only.

Le Jaipur Palace
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Le Jaipur Palace

Arles

New to Arles, restaurant gourmet Indian cuisine and decoration.In the historical centre near the arenas and the ancient Theatre.

WA - crazy
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WA - crazy

Arles

After 10 years in the Japan, Yann offers Ramen, these soups of wheat in different broths and some Donburi pasta, these large bowls of rice trimmed of raw fish, marine or grilled.Julia will be happy to explain our menu and its snacking as well as our selection of Japanese beers and sakes...Welcome…

The Oyster Bar
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The Oyster Bar

Arles

" Arles in winter " special offer : a free cup of coffee! The restaurant has two dining rooms, one beside the oyster bar counter and a second beyond (armchairs and wall seats). Both are air-conditioned. From March 15 to October 15 : terrace on the Place du Forum. The chef cooks with…

Escaladou
Cuisine de Provence

Escaladou

Arles

Located in the heart of the city of Arles, at the crossroads of the arenas and the ancient Theatre, the escaladou welcomes you lunch from 12: 00 to 14: 00 and dinner from 19 h to 22 h. Provençal specialities are à la carte, to the delight of lovers of authentic flavours.

Venez célébrer cette fin d'année avec nous Notre Chef vous a concocté un Menu Spécial pour le Réveillon de la Saint Sylvestre & le Jour de l'An Menu à 45€ : Entrées aux choix : Foie Gras et son Chutney de Mirabelles, pain d'épices Velouté de Potimaron, lard grillé, Cressin aux olives Feuilleté de Saint Jacques Plats aux choix : Souris d'agneau confite à l'ail Bar entier Magret de Canard rôti au miel et aux pêches Tous les plats seront accompagnés d'un gratin dauphinois, mousseline de potirons, champignons et marrons Fromage de chèvre, huile d'olive de la vallée des Baux, miel de Provence Dessert Café ou Thé gourmand Réservations conseillées : https://www.lescaladou-restaurant-arles.com 04 90 96 70 43 marinacholvy13@gmail.com