Musée des Santons des Baux

Les Baux de Provence - Museum

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

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Where to stay

Mas De L'aiguillon
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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…

Les Romarins
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Les Romarins

Maussane les Alpilles

In the heart of the village, 145 with an area of 100 m², shady sites, separated by hedges. The entrance to the swimming pool is included in the daily package. 2 tennis courts, 1 boulodromme, access WIFI on all locations.

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.

M. et Mme. Hajosi
B&B

M. et Mme. Hajosi

Les Baux de Provence

The only Guest rooms in the historical centre of Baux. In one of the most beautiful houses of the old village, nestled in the heart of the Chateau site, Le Prince Noir offers three unique rooms. This artist's house whose decor reflects nearly a century of encounters and friendships, overlooks the…

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…

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…

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…

Mas De La Figuiere
Holiday rental

Mas De La Figuiere

Maussane les Alpilles

Doté d'une piscine extérieure et d'un jardin, le Mas de la Figuière propose un hébergement indépendant climatisé à 800m des bars et restaurants de Maussane-les-Alpilles. équipée d'une terrasse, cette maison de vacances comprend une télévision à écran plat, une cuisine entièrement…

Hôtel Villa Glanum
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Hôtel Villa Glanum

Saint Rémy de Provence

Located at the foot of the Alpilles, close to the archaeological site of Glanum and the St Paul cloister where Vincent Van Gogh stayed and 1 km from the city centre. Park of more than 1 hectare dedicated to Provence: trees and Mediterranean bushes, cypresses, olive trees. Large shaded terrace.

Things to do

La Treille
Souvenirs

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.

Bellini Design
Craftsman

Bellini Design

Maussane les Alpilles

Désigner, Créateur de mobilier

Autour du Zinc
Craftsman

Autour du Zinc

Maussane les Alpilles

Atelier artisanal de création de mobilier en zinc pour la maison et le jardin , fontaine, bassin, plateau de table , comptoir, console en zinc , socles en zinc pour présentation d objets et d' oeuvres d'art luminaires en zinc ...

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.

Mas St Roman
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Mas St Roman

Maussane les Alpilles

AOC Olives broken, the Vallée des Baux

La Boutique de Provence
Souvenirs

La Boutique de Provence

Les Baux de Provence

Delicatessen, regional wines.

Moulin du Calanquet
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Moulin du Calanquet

Saint Rémy de Provence

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…

Sud Etoffe - La Maison de Provence
Souvenirs

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.

Mendes-Ruiz Tapissier
Craftsman

Mendes-Ruiz Tapissier

Maussane les Alpilles

Mendes-Ruiz sont des tapissiers qui utilisent des matières premières choisies selon des critères stricts en accord avec les traditions, la vie des meubles et l’environnement, tout en restant en veille technologique. L’atelier privilégie l’emploi de matières naturelles quand elles…

Where to eat

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

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.

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…

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…

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…

Aux Ateliers
Food guide restaurant

Aux Ateliers

Maussane les Alpilles

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…

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…

La Reine Jeanne
Food guide restaurant

La Reine Jeanne

Les Baux de Provence

The site is magical: a hotel-restaurant in the heart of Les Baux-de-Provence, an amazing fortress town, clinging acrobat-like to a rock. And the dining room does indeed offer stunning views over the rocky chaos of the infamous "Valley of Hell". You can drink it all in while enjoying some good…

Pizza BRUN
Food guide restaurant

Pizza BRUN

Maussane les Alpilles

Pizzas au feu de bois

Inspirations

art de vivre

La pétanque

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Art de vivre

The Cagole

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The herbs de Provence

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