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

    Place Louis Jou
    13520 Les Baux de Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 90 54 34 39
  • Fax

    04 90 54 51 15

  • Website

Nearby

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  2. La Part des Anges

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  3. Le Penequet

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  4. Tournesol

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Where to stay

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.

Domaine de Méjan
B&B

Domaine de Méjan

Le Paradou

Le Domaine Méjan est idéalement situé au coeur du parc régional des Alpilles, dans la vallée des baux. Nous mettons à votre disposition 4 superbes lodges à l'architecture contemporaine dont un avec jacuzzi privatif, construits en en bois éco friendly qui s'intègrent parfaitement à la…

Mas De La Treille
Holiday rental

Mas De La Treille

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 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…

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 Maison des Baux Arts - Chambre Princesse
B&B

La Maison des Baux Arts - Chambre Princesse

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 de Cayol
Holiday rental

Mas de Cayol

Maussane les Alpilles

Le gîte « Mas de Cayol » se situe en campagne au sein d'un domaine Oléicole. Entre oliviers et prés pour chevaux, l'environnement est particulièrement préservé. Venez vous ressourcer dans ce cadre idyllique, avec accès direct aux chemins de randonnée ! Gilles & Lætitia, producteurs…

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.

La Fontaine
Holiday rental

La Fontaine

Saint Rémy de Provence

Pretty little gîte, tastefully decorated in Provençal style, close to the owners' house in the countryside. 1 other gîte on the property. Gd fl: Kitchen/living rm with 1 double bed. Bathrm. WC. Central heating included. Option sheet. Private patio (36m²) with garden furniture, barbecue.…

Things to do

Création de bijoux d'argent
Fashion / shopping

Création de bijoux d'argent

Les Baux de Provence

Depuis 50 ans, Jacques Moniquet fabrique des bijoux en argent. Ses créations sont le produit de la technique précise du forgeron, associées à l' imaginaire toujours renouvelé de l'artiste. Le résultat est une oeuvre intemporelle, limpide et forte. L'artisan construit son objet sachant la…

La Treille
Fashion / 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.

Eglise Saint Vincent
Monument

Eglise Saint Vincent

Les Baux de Provence

The old village had three churches: Saint-André in the La Fontaine Valley, the first parish church, abandoned in 1481 and since disappeared; Notre Dame du Château or Sainte-Catherine Chapel (12th-16th centuries), the castle chapel in the citadel enclosure, and Saint-Vincent Church, the former…

Muolin du Calanquet
Family recreation

Muolin du Calanquet

Saint Rémy de Provence

Tour and explanation of mill - video film of the manufacturing - tasting products duration of visit: 30 to 40 minutes, reservation required for sold products groups: olive oil, tapenade, jams

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…

Le Verger des Baux
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Le Verger des Baux

Maussane les Alpilles

Hubert et Olivier, producteurs oléicoles, élaborent à partir d'olives récoltées, une huile AOC de type fruité noir de façon traditionnelle (meule en pierre et presse à l'ancienne), une purée d'olives noires Grossanes, ainsi que deux sortes d'olives de tables les olives cassées à…

Cathédrale d'Images
Cultural place

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…

Musée Yves Brayer
Cultural place

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…

Lou Pantaï
Fashion / shopping

Lou Pantaï

Les Baux de Provence

Découvrez les santons de Provence :Arterra "la farandole", Marcel Carbonel, Escoffier, Fouque avec son célèbre "coup de mistral". Nappes, tissus provençaux, linge de maison, poteries et bois d'olivier.

Where to eat

La Table du Hameau
Food guide restaurant

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 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…

Pizza BRUN
Food guide restaurant

Pizza BRUN

Maussane les Alpilles

Pizzas au feu de bois

L' Oustaloun
Food guide restaurant

L' Oustaloun

Maussane les Alpilles

We love the cosy look of this "little house" ("oustaloun" in Provencal) - a two-star hotel with a ground floor restaurant decorated with bric-a-brac, tucked under the ancient stone arches of a 16th-century abbey. Chef Jérôme Sauton's Provencal cuisine has a special fondness for the Alpilles…

Hostellerie des Magnanarelles
Cuisine de Provence

Hostellerie des Magnanarelles

Maussane les Alpilles

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…

Domaine de Manville
Food guide restaurant

Domaine de Manville

Les Baux de Provence

Le restaurant gastronomique "L'Aupiho" 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…

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

Le Bistrot du Paradou
Food guide restaurant

Le Bistrot du Paradou

Le Paradou

Culinary specialities: all Provençal recipes.

Inspirations

The Marseille Thriller Novel – Crime School (PART2)

The Marseille Thriller Novel – Crime School (PART2)

Drawing its inspiration from the city's sulphurous reputation since the early 20th century, this literary movement is a spinoff from the 'Roman Noir' crime novel

The Cagole

The Cagole

Art de vivre

Translation our version of the Essex girl…

The bouillabaisse of Marseille

The bouillabaisse of Marseille

Bouillabaisse, an ancient treasure and epic adventure...

Marcel Pagnol

Marcel Pagnol

Tradition

Everything you ever wanted to know about Marcel Pagnol!