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Musée des Santons des Baux

Les Baux de Provence - Museum

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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  • Contact

    Place Louis Jou
    13520 Les Baux de Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 90 54 34 39
  • Fax

    04 90 54 51 15

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Where to stay

L' Oustaloun
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L' Oustaloun

Maussane les Alpilles

Hotel restaurant built on a 16th century abbey (made of vaults and stone walls). Modern comfort, Provençal cuisine.

Mas de l'Oulivie
Hotel

Mas de l'Oulivie

Les Baux de Provence

At the heart of an olive grove, a pleasant Provençal house with discreet and refined decor. A complete change of scenery with an amazing landscaped pool, rock garden, submerged beach and integrated spa. Gourmet salads and grilled lunch are served around the pool for guests. Awarded the "Hotels…

Le Penequet
Holiday rental

Le Penequet

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…

Mas des Roses
B&B

Mas des Roses

Maussane les Alpilles

Chambres d'hôtes dans le village qui propose table d'hôtes avec une cuisine campagne française.. Le chef Georges Guy est un chef de la vieille école "de la Cuisine Escoffier"

La Maison des Baux Arts - Suite ALEXANDRE LE GRAND
B&B

La Maison des Baux Arts - Suite ALEXANDRE LE GRAND

Maussane les Alpilles

Un authentique Mas du 18e, l'ancienne Perception de Maussane-les-Alpilles, avec son jardin, sa piscine ont été rénové avec goût et caractère pour devenir une maison d'hôtes en plein centre du village. Roland artiste peintre, a veillé et soigné la décoration de la maison, des 5 chambres…

Mas Foucray Appartement 9
Holiday rental

Mas Foucray Appartement 9

Les Baux de Provence

This 66 m² apartment is located in an old farmhouse. From the private terrace of 25 m² with garden furniture, view of the castle of Baux de Provence. The gîte opens onto a living area with kitchen (fridge with freezer compartment, 4 gas hobs, microwave, dishwasher and oven) and sitting area…

Mas du Boutonnet
B&B

Mas du Boutonnet

Maussane les Alpilles

In this 18th century Provençal farmhouse, two guest rooms are available, from April to October. A 800 M² park of plane trees, a 12 x 6 pool: welcome! from €80 to 110 per night / breakfast included

L'Oustau de Moungran
B&B

L'Oustau de Moungran

Maussane les Alpilles

L'architecture du Mas est basée sur le principe de la salle commune avec cheminée, et de deux chambres à l'étage. Les deux autres chambres se situent dans une aile attenante à la bâtisse. La réception et salle des petits déjeuners occupe le Rez-de-chaussée. Elle est entièrement…

M. et Mme. Hajosi
B&B

M. et Mme. Hajosi

Les Baux de Provence

The only Guest rooms in the historical centre of Baux. In one of the most beautiful houses of the old village, nestled in the heart of the Chateau site, Le Prince Noir offers three unique rooms. This artist's house whose decor reflects nearly a century of encounters and friendships, overlooks the…

Things to do

La Petite Provence du Paradou
Museum

La Petite Provence du Paradou

Le Paradou

One of the largest exhibitions of santons (almost 400) presented in a 500 m2 miniature Provençal village. The best santon-makers in France have devoted almost 8,000 hours of work to making the 32 old buildings (50,000 clay tiles, all made individually by hand) in this mini Provençal village,…

Mendes-Ruiz Tapissier
Craftsman

Mendes-Ruiz Tapissier

Maussane les Alpilles

Mendes-Ruiz sont des tapissiers qui utilisent des matières premières choisies selon des critères stricts en accord avec les traditions, la vie des meubles et l’environnement, tout en restant en veille technologique. L’atelier privilégie l’emploi de matières naturelles quand elles…

Musée Yves Brayer
Museum

Musée Yves Brayer

Les Baux de Provence

The Museum Yves Brayer occupies one of the most beautiful residences in the centre of the village, the hotel of piglet. It hosts a major retrospective of the work of this painter, very attached to the Mediterranean countries, which include the most representative of the figuration of the 20th…

Autrefois
Souvenirs

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…

Cathédrale d'Images
Museum

Cathédrale d'Images

Les Baux de Provence

In the heart of the Alpilles, the monumental Carrières de Lumières present unique multimedia displays. Every year, a great original show presents the greatest names in Art History. These shows are projected onto the huge 14-metre high walls, the pillars and the floors of the quarry and…

Bellini Design
Craftsman

Bellini Design

Maussane les Alpilles

Désigner, Créateur de mobilier

Autour du Zinc
Craftsman

Autour du Zinc

Maussane les Alpilles

Atelier artisanal de création de mobilier en zinc pour la maison et le jardin , fontaine, bassin, plateau de table , comptoir, console en zinc , socles en zinc pour présentation d objets et d’ œuvres d’art luminaires en zinc ...

Coopérative Oléicole de la Vallée des Baux
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Coopérative Oléicole de la Vallée des Baux

Maussane les Alpilles

In this authentic 17th century Oil Mill, an exceptional dark fruity olive oil is produced according to a traditional method. Visits to the Mill, tastings and sale of olive oil and regional products all year Open all year (including Sundays from June to September)

Le village des Baux de Provence
Site

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…

Where to eat

Du Côté des Olivades
Food guide restaurant

Du Côté des Olivades

Le 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…

Le clos saint roch
Food guide restaurant

Le clos saint roch

Maussane les Alpilles

Nestled around a pretty courtyard, you are will be greeted with ease by its owners, Emmanuel and Nathalie Billaud

Domaine de Manville
Food guide restaurant

Domaine de Manville

Les Baux de Provence

Le restaurant gastronomique "La Table" du Domaine de Manville, est dédié au terroir, aux trésors des Alpilles et à la Provence. Cuisinier de l'instant, Matthieu Dupuis-Baumal, chef exécutif, s'inspire de son environnement immédiat, du terroir qui l'entoure, du marché de Cavaillon, des…

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…

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,…

La Table du Hameau
Table 13

La Table du Hameau

Le Paradou

Imagine a luxury hotel resembling a Provencal village… From the forge to the fountain, mill and boules court, everything here is larger than life and bathed in the scents of sweet almond trees. Welcome to "Le Hameau des Baux"… recently crowned with a dining room - two in fact! The gastronomic…

Le Potager
Table 13

Le Potager

Le Paradou

Imagine a luxury hotel resembling a Provencal village… From the forge to the fountain, mill and boules court, everything here is larger than life and bathed in the scents of sweet almond trees. Welcome to "Le Hameau des Baux"… recently crowned with a dining room - two in fact! The gastronomic…

Le Bistrot du Paradou
Food guide restaurant

Le Bistrot du Paradou

Le Paradou

Culinary specialities: all Provençal recipes.

La Cabro d'Or
Food guide restaurant

La Cabro d'Or

Les Baux de Provence

The Cabro d’Or is one of the Relais & Châteaux, which are still as good as ever. You will enjoy the informal luxury of this property nestled under the rugged rocks of Les Baux de Provence. Take a break, pamper yourself and enjoy the gastronomy surrounding by the cicadas. Chef Michel Hulin will…

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