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.

  • Public car park

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

  1. Office de Tourisme des Baux de Provence

    Tourist office

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  2. Mas De La Treille

    Holiday rental

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  3. Domaine de Méjan

    B&B

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  4. La Table du Hameau

    Food guide restaurant

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Where to stay

Mas De L'aiguillon
Holiday rental

Mas De L'aiguillon

Maussane les Alpilles

Mas de charme , avec pièces voûtées traditionnelles sur un terrain clôt de 1600 m² Le mas comporte 4 Chambres avec lits doubles et un lit en 90 3 salle de bains et 4WC dont 1 indépendant Le rez de chaussé est constitué d'une entrée voûtée pleine de charme qui donne sur un salon tout…

Mas Des Adrets
Holiday rental

Mas Des Adrets

Les Baux de Provence

At the heart of the Fontaine valley, independent apartment in an authentic Provençal farmhouse. Clear view of the rock and the village of Les Baux, in a quiet and green area. Bedroom and double bed, kitchen-living room (with bed for 1 pers), shower-WC, TV, electric heating, balcony and terrace…

Domaine de Manville
Hotel

Domaine de Manville

Les Baux de Provence

Le Domaine de Manville se situe au coeur du Parc naturel régional des Alpilles, au pied d'un des plus beaux villages de France : Les Bauxr-de-Provence. Ce site exceptionnel et protégé de 100 hectares accueille un hôtel 5*, neuf maisons hôtelières de prestige, un restaurant gastronomique, un…

Fabian des Baux
Hotel

Fabian des Baux

Les Baux de Provence

Charming 3-star hotel with 31 rooms that can each accommodate up to 4 people. Flavoursome food made from local products.

Mme Siffrène Reynaud
B&B

Mme Siffrène Reynaud

Maussane les Alpilles

Guest room in an 18th century Provençal Mas.

Mme et M. Cécile et Guy Marguerite
B&B

Mme et M. Cécile et Guy Marguerite

Maussane les Alpilles

Located in the heart of the Provence, Maussane les Alpilles, the Mas des daisies offers all the calm and comfort of a contemporary farmhouse.

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…

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.…

Le Mas De La Scierie
Holiday rental

Le Mas De La Scierie

Le Paradou

Mas authentique de 180 m2 situé à 2 minutes du centre du village du Paradou. Situé dans un quartier très calme, il invite au farniente et à la détente et offre par ailleurs un emplacement privilégié pour les golfeurs. Le Mas peut être scindé en 2 mazets. 2 Salons/séjours. 2 Cuisines.…

Things to do

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…

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.

Baux couteaux
Fashion / shopping

Baux couteaux

Les Baux de Provence

Cadeau original ? Collection à compléter ? Coup de oeur ? Souvenir de visite ? Fort du succès de son atelier installé en Corrèze, la coutellerie est présente au village pour promouvoir son modèle déposé L'Occitan. Elégant, il est décliné en différents aciers, aux manches…

A la Campanello - La Grotte du Père François
Fashion / shopping

A la Campanello - La Grotte du Père François

Les Baux de Provence

In our family shops since 1950, we offer C. Carbonel figurines, craft pottery, Provence fabrics, a large selection of pastis, spirits, Baux Valley products, sundials and Alpilles spices and scents. Open all year.

Mas St Roman
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Mas St Roman

Maussane les Alpilles

AOC Olives broken, the Vallée des Baux

Château des Baux
Monument

Château des Baux

Les Baux de Provence

The site of the Château des Baux, overlooking the village and perched on the top part of the rock, extends over more than seven hectares; it is one of the most extraordinary sites in France and is protected as a national Historic Monument. Visitors can discover the main vestiges of the…

G.Tomaka - Mas de l'Aiguillon
Producer

G.Tomaka - Mas de l'Aiguillon

Maussane les Alpilles

Direct sales of produce: raw honey (acacia, chestnut, rosemary and lavender) and mixed-flower honey. Also, sale of products derived from bees, such as candles, mead, Royal jelly and sweets). A renovated old machine is on display in the sales area.

La Petite Provence du Paradou
Cultural place

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,…

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

Ou Ravi Provençau
Food guide restaurant

Ou Ravi Provençau

Maussane les Alpilles

Ou Ravi Prouvencau, restaurant dans les Alpilles, propose une cuisine traditionnelle provençale à Maussane-les-Alpilles, dans la Vallée des Baux. Une cuisine Provençale vérité, familiale et artisanale, à savourer l'été dans le jardin ou l'hiver dans la salle au charme rustique près de…

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…

Pizza BRUN
Food guide restaurant

Pizza BRUN

Maussane les Alpilles

Pizzas au feu de bois

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

Inspirations

Christmas in Provence and 'Santon' Figurines

Christmas in Provence and 'Santon' Figurines

Tradition

Christmas festivities, culture and tradition in the land of the 'Santon' figurine

Inspirations

Inspirations

Traditions, lifestyle, mediterranean cuisine

Marcel Pagnol

Marcel Pagnol

Tradition

Everything you ever wanted to know about Marcel Pagnol!

The Cagole

The Cagole

Art de vivre

Translation our version of the Essex girl…