Aix-en-Provence - Artisanat - From 19/11 to 02/01, daily except on December 25th. From Monday to Friday from 10am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9.30am to 7.30pm. - Free
The Santon Fair's predecessor was called the Saint Barbara's Day market. It was the biggest annual gathering in the city. Jean Baptiste Fouque and his son Paul set up their santon stall on this market in December 1934 and were joined by other santon-makers over the years. That's how the famous annual Santon Fair came to be.
The Aix-en-Provence Santon Fair is a real shop-window for santon-makers giving you the chance to see newly created figures and to start off or complete a nativity scene for your home. Esplanade Cézanne (statue of Paul Cézanne).
Santon Fair exhibitors: Santons Cavasse / Santons Girault / Santons Richard / Santons Mayans / Santons Jouve / Santons Fouque.
The Santon Fair launches on November 29th
Cours Mirabeau hosts a large nativity scene (next to Monoprix) during the same time. Aix artisan santon-makers work together to make the traditional nativity. The santon-makers share their passion by presenting some of the designs to you.
Information provided by OT Aix en Provence
Esplanade Cezanne - à promixité de l'Office de Tourisme d'Aix-en-Provence
Association des santonniers aixois
Where to stay
Hôtel de France
In the heart of Aix en Provence, the "Hotel de France" will offer you all the enjoyments of an old charming place ideally located in the historic center of the city. At less than 50 meters of the famous Rotunda's fountain, in a parrallel street of the famous "Cours Mirabeau", you will be able…
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Hôtel en Ville
This charming hotel offers ten modern & spacious rooms with open space, all air conditionned. The last renovated property of the hotels in Aix-en-Provence, with view on the old town, the cathedral and a public park just nearby. You are welcome in a lounge bar or brasserie where you can have a…
Best Western Le Galice
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Grand Hotel Roi René Aix en Provence - MGallery
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Things to do
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Where to eat
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