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 26 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

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