Musée des Santons des Baux

Les Baux de Provence - Cultural place

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

  • Contact

    Musée des santons
    Place Louis Jou
    13520 Les Baux de Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 90 54 34 39
  • Fax

    04 90 54 51 15

  • Website

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Where to stay

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Mas Derriere Chateau

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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,…

Le Mas des Marguerites - Chambre Lavande
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Le Mas des Marguerites - Chambre Lavande

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B&B

La Maison des Baux Arts - Chambre Princesse

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Hostellerie des Magnanarelles
Hotel

Hostellerie des Magnanarelles

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Hotel and restaurant with 18 rooms all equipped with shower room or bathroom and toilet. Direct dial telephone. TV. In the village close to the centre. Large wooded terrace with swimming pool.

La Glycine
Holiday rental

La Glycine

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Mme. Colette Gilly
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Le Mazet De Maïs
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Things to do

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Souvenirs shopping

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

Moulin du Calanquet
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Moulin du Calanquet

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The Brun family has lived in Saint Rémy de Provence for five generations. Anne and Gilles built the olive oil mill 12 years ago. We produce pure, natural high-quality cold pressed extra virgin olive oils, as well as a wide range of gourmet products such as tapenades, ratatouille and jams. Visits…

Bellini Design
Craftsman

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Désigner, Créateur de mobilier

La Toison d'or
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La Toison d'or

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Baker and producer of pastries, ice cream and chocolate. Closed on Mondays.

Chapelle Saint Blaise
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Chapelle Saint Blaise

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La Petite Provence du Paradou
Cultural place

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Where to eat

Domaine de Manville
Food guide restaurant

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Le Mas d'Aigret
Food guide restaurant

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La Cabro d'Or
Food guide restaurant

La Cabro d'Or

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Aux Ateliers
Food guide restaurant

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Produits frais, cuisine gastronomique dans un cadre verdoyant Produits régionaux, souvenirs, à boire et à manger toute la journée... Florence vous accueille à la boutique, Aux Ateliers chez Franck et Flo, à l'entrée de Maussane-les-Alpilles, en venant de Mouriès. Vous trouverez une…

Auberge la Benvengudo
Food guide restaurant

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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 Reine Jeanne
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Le clos saint roch
Food guide restaurant

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Hostellerie des Magnanarelles
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This welcoming hotel-restaurant, with its blue shutters and pool lined with olive trees, smacks of holidays in the South of France. The culinary vein is the same, with Provencal specialities served on immaculate white tablecloths in the cosy dining room. By the way, in Provencal dialect a…

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Goat's Cheese

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