Musée des Santons des Baux

Les Baux-de-Provence - Cultural place

Closed for:Canceled or closed because of Covid-19

The Santon Museum contains a large number of items, including exceptional Neapolitan figurines, scenes illustrating Provençal and Les Baux traditions linked to the Nativity and a documentary on the making of santons. The Museum houses a range of collections, including 17th and 18th century Neapolitan figurines, 19th century church santons whose painted papier-maché faces and sulphur glass eyes are the work of the Carmelite Nuns of Avignon and works by the famous santon-makers Carbonnel, Fouque, Jouve, Peyron Campagna, Toussaint, Thérèse Neveu, Louise Berger and Simone Jouglas. The traditional ceremony of shepherds' offering, known as 'Pastrage', is portrayed against the background of Les Baux de Provence, in front of the village church. A traditional Provençal nativity scene and the everyday life of a 19th century family are presented in two large display cases. For children, a range of small, naively-painted and brightly-coloured santons is placed at their level. 'Making a santon means playing at being God the Father and like Him, creating a man from clay'. This wonderful sentence by the historian Marcel Provençal accurately sums up the work of the santon-maker, which is filled with the magic of creation. Open every day, all year round; free entrance.

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Information provided by OT Les Baux de Provence

  • Address

    Place Louis Jou
    13520 Les Baux-de-Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 90 54 34 39
  • Website

Where to stay

MAS DE LA TREILLE - N° 3450
Holiday rental

MAS DE LA TREILLE - N° 3450

Les Baux-de-Provence

Très joli mas provençal, en location, au coeur des Alpilles, aux Baux de Provence, une maison pleine de charme pour vos vacances avec piscine et boulodrome. Idéalement située, entre Maussane les Alpilles et Saint Rémy de Provence, la maison en location vous attend au pied du château des…

Le Mas des Marguerites - Chambre Arlesienne
B&B

Le Mas des Marguerites - Chambre Arlesienne

Maussane-les-Alpilles

Chambres d'hôtes de charme à Maussane-Les-Alpilles, le Mas des Marguerites est idéalement situé pour découvrir la Provence. Niché dans la vallée des Baux de Provence (4kms du village des Baux-de-Provence), au coeur des Alpilles, entre le Lubéron et la Camargue et à proximité de Saint…

LE PENEQUET - N° 1475
Holiday rental

LE PENEQUET - N° 1475

Maussane-les-Alpilles

At the exit of the village, apt located on the ground floor of a villa. Main room with a sofa convertible/2 pers and corner kitchen. A small room with 1 bed/2 pers. shower room with WC. Garden furniture, terrace. Private and closed in the courtyard parking. The cabinet can be rented on demand…

Le Mas d'Aigret
Hotel

Le Mas d'Aigret

Les Baux-de-Provence

This authentic farmhouse partially dug into the rock, enjoys one of the finest views of the region.16 bedrooms, including 2 troglodyte rooms and 1 family room. Most rooms have their own private balcony or terrace, air conditioning, minibar, LCD TV, safe. The hotel has a bar, restaurant, terrace,…

B Design et Spa
Hotel

B Design et Spa

Paradou

The Luxury hotel B.Design & Spa is located at the foot of Les Baux de Provence on the same site as "Du Côté des Olivades" and offers a new 5-star concept in Paradou (between Arles and Avignon and close to Maussane les Alpilles, Fontvieille and Saint Remy de Provence). The interior design and…

Chez Fortunette - N° 180425
Holiday rental

Chez Fortunette - N° 180425

Maussane-les-Alpilles

Vous pourrez aller à pied boire votre café du matin ou acheter votre pain ! Petit ensemble de maisons mitoyennes, disposant d'un parking partagé (emplacement réservé au gîte). Vous aimerez sa décoration soignée et ses équipements de qualité, son mobilier relooké et ses idées…

Villa la Pinède
B&B

Villa la Pinède

Maussane-les-Alpilles

Villa la Pinéde, chambres d'hôtes GAY & FRIENDS. La villa offre 5 chambres avec tout le confort souhaitable ainsi qu'un accès privé à la terrasse et à la grande piscine chauffée. Que ce soit en formule BnB, chambre d'hôtes ou location, elle peut accueillir jusqu'à 12 personnes.

Le Castillon des Baux
Hotel

Le Castillon des Baux

Maussane-les-Alpilles

In a charming hotel, high up in the village of Maussane les Alpilles, near Les Baux de Provence. Enjoy the quiet garden with pine trees, olive trees and lavender then relax at the swimming pool. The garden-side rooms generally have a terrace or balcony where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the…

La Ripaille
Hotel

La Ripaille

Fontvieille

Establishment of Provençal style located in the countryside between the villages of Baux de Provence and Fontvieille. In summer, dining on terrace. Custom half rooms with a balcony. Restaurant: culinary specialities: traditional and Provencal cuisine.

Things to do

Mas Sainte Berthe
Craftsman / producer

Mas Sainte Berthe

Les Baux-de-Provence

Master David planted his first vines in 1953. The construction of the Mas Sainte Berthe cellar was completed in 1976; the estate could then produce and sell its first vintage. Located at the foot of the Rocher des Baux, this 39-hectare vineyard planted in chalky, clay soil, produces Les Baux de…

Origin’l
Fashion / shopping

Origin’l

Les Baux-de-Provence

Artisan, créateur, importateur, notre expérience de plus de 20 ans, nous permet de vous proposer une large collection de bijoux montés sur argent en pierres précieuses et semi-précieuses que nous avons glané à travers le monde. A base de minéraux ou fossiles nos bijoux sauront vous…

Sud Etoffe - La Maison de Provence
Souvenirs shopping

Sud Etoffe - La Maison de Provence

Les Baux-de-Provence

The decor at manufacturer prices. Fabrics of furnishing, canvas jacquard, printed, stitched cotton quilts. Mail order catalogue offered to all our clients.

La Treille
Souvenirs shopping

La Treille

Les Baux-de-Provence

It is at the top of the village you will find a small shop in the Sun which offers a selection of original refined Provence products and quality. Fabrics Les Olivades, pottery painted Mont-Rochat, santons Didier and thousand other things to offer.

Le village des Baux de Provence
Cultural place

Le village des Baux de Provence

Les Baux-de-Provence

The village of Les Baux de Provence, perched on a rocky promontory, has an incredibly rich architectural heritage. Its citadel dominates extraordinarily beautiful natural sites. It contains exceptional décors which relate the testimonies of the past, continue traditions, house the art of the men…

L'Atelier des curiosités
Fashion / shopping

L'Atelier des curiosités

Les Baux-de-Provence

Une petite boutique qui, comme son nom l'indique, regorge d'objets qui éveillent la curiosité. Beaucoup sont issus de l'artisanat local comme ces magnifiques fusettes de lavande galonnées fabriquées à l'ancienne, ces bougies camarguaises en cire de riz et ces bijoux marseillais Bourbon de…

La Boulangerie
Shopping gourmand

La Boulangerie

Les Baux-de-Provence

Discover the range of products manufactured and cooked in our workshop. Sandwiches prepared on demand throughout the day. Focaccia and other specialties Provencal, gingerbread, cookies, special breads, wines of the 'Valley of Baux", olives, tapenades, confits, jams, marmalades, Arles sausages,…

Chapelle Saint Blaise
Cultural place

Chapelle Saint Blaise

Les Baux-de-Provence

The old Romanesque chapel of Saint Blaise, erected by the weavers' and carders' association in honour of their patron saint, dates back to the 12th century. It became the seat of their Brotherhood in the 18th century. This small chapel now screens a film called 'Provence seen from the Sky', which…

Autrefois
Shopping gourmand

Autrefois

Les Baux-de-Provence

Des chants d'oliviers chahutés par le mistral résonnent du chant des cigales. La terre exhale mille senteurs de lavande, de thym et de plantes aromatiques. Ce paysage intemporel tant de fois peint par Van Gogh, nous éblouit par sa beauté. La Provence c'est aussi des recettes et des produits…

Where to eat

Oustau de Baumanière
Food guide restaurant

Oustau de Baumanière

Les Baux-de-Provence

A 16th century Provençal Mas at the foot of Les Baux de Provence Château, in the golden triangle of the Alpilles. Thirty charming, sophisticated furnished rooms and apartments, pools and tennis courts await you. In this exceptional place, Jean-André Charial serves fresh, high-quality cuisine…

Restaurant Bec
Food guide restaurant

Restaurant Bec

Paradou

Info Covid: Plats à emporter du vendredi au samedi midi et soir, dimanche midi. Consulter la page Facebook du restaurant pour le menu de la semaine ou contacter le restaurant directement. Au Paradou, au cœur de la Vallée des Baux, nous avons voulu venir à votre rencontre. Pour vous faire…

Du Côté des Olivades
Food guide restaurant

Du Côté des Olivades

Paradou

At the restaurant des olivades Chief Nancy Bourguignon performs with talent a fancy kitchen where premium flavor and quality of the product.She surrounds herself small producers who book him their best season products. Meat of the Alpilles, line fish, vegetables from Provence, cooking are fair…

Les Quentades
Cuisine de Provence

Les Quentades

Les Baux-de-Provence

Le Bouchon Rouge is an attractive restaurant that welcomes you to the heart of the historic centre of Les Baux-de-Provence. On the road leading to the Château des Baux, discover this unique place with its pleasant room and warm décor and enjoy its troglodyte room in good weather. Enjoy regional…

Aux Ateliers
Food guide restaurant

Aux Ateliers

Maussane-les-Alpilles

At Franck and Flo, you will have the opportunity to enjoy fresh produce, gourmet cuisine, and sunday brunch in a green and soothing setting!Florence welcomes you to the shop, Aux Ateliers at Franck and Flo, at the entrance to Maussane-les-Alpilles. You'll find a wide range of gift and souvenir…

Le Mas d'Aigret
Food guide restaurant

Le Mas d'Aigret

Les Baux-de-Provence

Against the backdrop of the Les Baux Fortress, this former Mas enjoys exceptional views extending from the Alpilles to Camargue. You will overlook Provence from the terrace, whose tables are nestled among the mulberry trees, from its pool, which is illuminated at night, and from the Roches des…

La Cabro d'Or
Food guide restaurant

La Cabro d'Or

Les Baux-de-Provence

In the peace of the valley, in the heart of a magnificent garden. All the flavours of Provence. Restaurant with Provençal culinary specialities such as tuna with citrus fruits.

Bistrot du Golf
Food guide restaurant

Bistrot du Golf

Les Baux-de-Provence

Petit-déjeuner, déjeuner, goûter, boire un café... Sur la grande terrasse au pied des pins ou dans la salle feutrée aux ambiances d'un "vrai bistrot", savourez la cuisine du marché simple et conviviale du deuxième restaurant de cet hôtel de luxe. Le chef prépare devant vous, dans sa…

Auberge la Benvengudo
Food guide restaurant

Auberge la Benvengudo

Les Baux-de-Provence

In an exceptional setting at the foot of the rocks, this charming Provençal bastide with its beautiful olive grove and large pine trees welcomes you for a relaxing stay accompanied by gourmet Provençal cuisine. 20 rooms, 5 suites and 2 very spacious apartments are at your disposal. Simple,…