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

  • Address

    Place Louis Jou
    13520 Les Baux-de-Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 90 54 34 39
  • Website

Where to stay

Mme et M. Cécile et Guy Marguerite
B&B

Mme et M. Cécile et Guy Marguerite

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Hostellerie des Magnanarelles
Hotel

Hostellerie des Magnanarelles

Maussane-les-Alpilles

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.

LOCATION VACANCES GILLARDIN 2 - N° 3445
Holiday rental

LOCATION VACANCES GILLARDIN 2 - N° 3445

Maussane-les-Alpilles

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Mas de la Treille
Holiday rental

Mas de la Treille

Les Baux-de-Provence

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Mas de Ma Fadeto
B&B

Mas de Ma Fadeto

Les Baux-de-Provence

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Les Tours - N° 460
Holiday rental

Les Tours - N° 460

Paradou

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Au coeur des Alpilles - N° 181069
Holiday rental

Au coeur des Alpilles - N° 181069

Paradou

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Mas Foucray - Studio 6
Holiday rental

Mas Foucray - Studio 6

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La Part des Anges
B&B

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Things to do

A la Campanello - La Grotte du Père François
Souvenirs shopping

A la Campanello - La Grotte du Père François

Les Baux-de-Provence

Vous y trouverez des produits et senteurs origine de la Provence, des jouets enfant et des objets pour la maison.

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.

Mas Sainte Berthe
Craftsman / producer

Mas Sainte Berthe

Les Baux-de-Provence

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Rucher de la Cala Melosa
Craftsman / producer

Rucher de la Cala Melosa

Fontvieille

The Cala Melosa (the honey rock) is a bee-keeping operation located near Saint Peyre d'Entremonts Chapel, which dates back to the 12th century. You can observe the apiary and the bees at work. You can follow the different stages of apiculture, from extracting the honey to putting it in jars.…

Golf des Baux de Provence
Outdoor leisure

Golf des Baux de Provence

Les Baux-de-Provence

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MENDES RUIZ
Craftsman / producer

MENDES RUIZ

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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.

Chapelle Saint Blaise
Cultural place

Chapelle Saint Blaise

Les Baux-de-Provence

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Le Tisserand
Souvenirs shopping

Le Tisserand

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Where to eat

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Cuisine de Provence

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Les Baux-de-Provence

Dining room with Renaissance vaults and terrace with panoramic views.

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Food guide restaurant

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Restaurant - Nancy Bourguignon
Food guide restaurant

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Les Quentades
Cuisine de Provence

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Le Jardin des Délices
Cuisine de Provence

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La Bella Vista
Cuisine de Provence

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Table 13

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Restaurants à emporter

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Food guide restaurant

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