Musée des Santons des Baux

Les Baux de Provence - Cultural place

Closed for:Fermeture exceptionelle Covid-19.

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

    Musée des santons
    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. Le clos saint roch

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  3. Oustau de Baumanière

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  4. Le Castillon des Baux

    Hotel

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Where to stay

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…

L' Oustaloun
Hotel

L' Oustaloun

Maussane les Alpilles

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

Auberge la Benvengudo
Hotel

Auberge la Benvengudo

Les Baux de Provence

In an exceptional setting at the foot of a rock face, this charming Provençal house with its beautiful olive grove and tall pines, is here especially to welcome you for a relaxing stay complemented by Provençal delicacies. 20 rooms, 5 suites and 2 very spacious apts. are available for you. They…

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.

La Virado Des Alpilles
Holiday rental

La Virado Des Alpilles

Maussane les Alpilles

In Maussane, homeland of olive oil from the Baux Valley, charming detached cottage in a very quiet area at the foot of the Alpilles : at 100 meters, start of a path leading to Les Baux de Provence . On a fully fenced land with swimming pool (7mx3.50 - depth 1.50 m) available from April 15th to…

La Glycine
Holiday rental

La Glycine

Fontvieille

Independent gite in the wild, green and calm Baux de Provence foothills, on a 2-hectare countryside property with farm animals, 4 other gites available nearby, a secure area for all vehicles. Gd floor : Kitchen/living room/nook. 1 double bedroom. 1 bedroom with 4 single beds included bunkbed.…

Mas De Baubesse
Holiday rental

Mas De Baubesse

Les Baux de Provence

Dans 10 hectares, Baubesse est nichée au creux des superbes collines des Alpilles près des Baux de Provence, un vieux village perché sur un rocher, à proximité de St Rémy de Provence. La Bergerie est entourée de pins, de mûriers, de cyprès et de chênes et bénéficie d'une superbe vue:…

Du Côté des Olivades
Hotel

Du Côté des Olivades

Le Paradou

Located in the heart of an olive grove, "Du Côté des Olivades" is built in the middle of nature, in an ocean of unique luminosity. Saturated with light and shade, it is a charming hotel at the foot of Les Baux de Provence and close to an authentic Provençal village where you can discover all…

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.

Things to do

Les Délices de l'Olivier
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Les Délices de l'Olivier

Maussane les Alpilles

La confiserie d'olives Alain Soler prépare et aromatise toutes les variétés d'olives de Provence : •Cassées de pays au fenouil •Picholines vertes & noires •Lucques vertes •Noires Grossane, noires variété Tanche AOC Nyons... •mais aussi d'autres variétés des pays…

Fondation Louis Jou
Cultural place

Fondation Louis Jou

Les Baux de Provence

The most beautiful works of Louis Jou are exhibited in an intimate setting in the six rooms of the Hôtel Renaissance Jean de Brion, amidst the marbles and the many collections of incunabula, old books, engravings by Dürer and Goya, paintings, sculptures and ceramics. Also visit the workshop…

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.

Les gourmandises de To
Craftsman

Les gourmandises de To

Saint Rémy de Provence

C'est une passion familiale pour les bonnes choses de la vie ,qui nous a convaincu de partager notre savoir faire en créant notre boutique et notre atelier de fabrication dans le mas familial en campagne à Saint Remy de Pce. Vous pourrez y découvrir nos douceurs simples, authentiques mais…

La Boutique de Provence
Souvenirs shopping

La Boutique de Provence

Les Baux de Provence

Delicatessen, regional wines.

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…

Domaine de Trevallon
Wines

Domaine de Trevallon

Saint Etienne du Grès

The Domaine de Trevallon is located on the north slope of the Alpilles, near Saint Rémy de Provence. Eloi Dürrbach created the vineyard In 1973 on an extraordinary site of both garrigue and limestone rocks. Open by appointment only.

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…

Philippe Michelot
Family recreation

Philippe Michelot

Saint Rémy de Provence

Un jardin extraordinaire

Where to eat

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…

La Cabro d'Or
Food guide restaurant

La Cabro d'Or

Les Baux de Provence

In the peace of the valley, in the heart of a magnificent garden. All the flavours of Provence. Restaurant with Provençal culinary specialities such as tuna with citrus fruits.

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…

Aux Ateliers
Food guide restaurant

Aux Ateliers

Maussane les Alpilles

At Franck and Flo, you will have the opportunity to enjoy fresh produce, gourmet cuisine, and sunday brunch in a green and soothing setting!Florence welcomes you to the shop, Aux Ateliers at Franck and Flo, at the entrance to Maussane-les-Alpilles. You'll find a wide range of gift and souvenir…

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

Drouot House
Food guide restaurant

Drouot House

Maussane les Alpilles

In the heart of the village of Maussane les Alpilles, The restaurant "Maison Drouot, cozy and atypical place. offers you to discover beautiful Mediterranean-inspired plates made from products from the market. You can have lunch or dinner on the terrace by the pool or indoors with a design and…

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…

L' Oustaloun
Cuisine de Provence

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

"pizza Brun" vous proopse un large carte de Pizzas au feu de bois, élaborées avec des produits frais et régionaux! Colette et Bruno vous accueillent chaleureusement- humour et convivialité sont au rendez vous! Vous pourrez consumer sur place sur une terrasse atypique ou vente à emporter!

Inspirations

The siesta

The siesta

Lifestyle

Provence… the perfect place to relax and chill out

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

In a sauce or salad, red is the colour!

Not having qualifications doesn't mean your life is ruined

Fashion

Fashion

Lifestyle

Provence "à la mode"

La Provence

La Provence

Provence is more than a simple destination, it's a whole way of life!