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 byOT 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. Mme Siffrène Reynaud

    B&B

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  2. Le Mas De Marie 1

    Holiday rental

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  3. Hostellerie des Magnanarelles

    Hotel

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  4. Hôtel Villa Glanum

    Hotel

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Where to stay

Mme. Colette Gilly
B&B

Mme. Colette Gilly

Maussane les Alpilles

This 17th century family Mas has 4 Baux stone bedrooms restored with a contemporary design. Private patios between the garden and the swimming pool where breakfast is served at the time of your choosing.

Les Lavandes
Holiday rental

Les Lavandes

Les Baux de Provence

2 gîtes adjoining the owner's Provençal farmhouse 3kms from Les Baux de Provence. Quiet. Gd fl: kitchen, living rm, 1 twin bedrm, 1 double bedrm, shower rm, WC. Elec heating. TV aerial socket. Pinewoods. Private patio and unfenced garden with garden furniture. Barbecue, parking (vehicle…

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…

Mme Siffrène Reynaud
B&B

Mme Siffrène Reynaud

Maussane les Alpilles

Guest room in an 18th century Provençal Mas.

Le Mas De Petit Jean
Holiday rental

Le Mas De Petit Jean

Saint Rémy de Provence

The Mas de Petit Jean is a building at the foot of the Massif des Alpilles, between St. Remy and Baux de Provence. It includes in addition to its large 5 rooms of 15 to 25 m² (6 beds in 90 and 2 beds in 160), a lounge with fireplace, a dining room with fireplace and ceiling à la française, a…

Le Mas De Marie 2
Holiday rental

Le Mas De Marie 2

Le Paradou

Au cœur des Alpilles, mas typique du 18ème siècle de 120 m² à la décoration raffinée. Au RdC : 2 salons, dont 1 avec cheminée. 1 séjour/cuisine équipée. 1 WC indépendant. A l'étage : 1 grande chambre climatisée avec 2 lits 90x200 (ou 180x200) avec coin salon et SdE et WC privatifs.…

Mlle. Marie-Laure Vincenti
B&B

Mlle. Marie-Laure Vincenti

Les Baux de Provence

True Provençal 18th century farmhouse in the heart of the Olive groves. We offer 3 large bedrooms each with a private bathroom and private toilet. TV, breakfast included, kitchen and dining room available for the 3 bedrooms. Outdoor area with parking.

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.…

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:…

Things to do

De Maussane aux Baux-de-Provence
Walk

De Maussane aux Baux-de-Provence

Maussane les Alpilles, Les Baux de Provence

Hiking in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Alpilles, Maussane-les-Alpilles initially. This loop goes borrows the outskirts of the village of les Baux-de-Provence and Paradou. In this country circuit, you will discover the cultures of olive trees classified in AOC, multiple channels for…

Autrefois
Souvenirs

Autrefois

Les Baux de Provence

Des chants d'oliviers chahutés par le mistral résonnent du chant des cigales. La terre exhale mille senteurs de lavande, de thym et de plantes aromatiques. Ce paysage intemporel tant de fois peint par Van Gogh, nous éblouit par sa beauté. La Provence c'est aussi des recettes et des produits…

Castelas
Olive

Castelas

Les Baux de Provence

Producer, Farmer/Harvester and Oil-presser. Vallée des Baux-de-Provence AOP extra-virgin olive oil invites you to come and taste our Olive Oil and olive-based products. Open every day.

Au fils de l'eau
Walk

Au fils de l'eau

Maussane les Alpilles

L'itinéraire « Maussane-les-Alpilles secrète entre gaudre, fontaines et ruisseaux » vous propose une balade insolite au cœur du patrimoine architectural au grès des ruisseaux, du gaudre et des fontaines qui composent son paysage. A la fois structurée et par moment sauvage, l'eau guidera…

Baux couteaux
Souvenirs

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…

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…

L'Espadrille d'Elisa
Souvenirs

L'Espadrille d'Elisa

Les Baux de Provence

La boutique vous propose une large sélection d’espadrilles homme et femme fabriquées en France et en Espagne. Les plus grandes marques y sont représentées (Castaner, Toni, Pons, Kana, Maison de l’espadrille, ...)

Bellini Design
Craftsman

Bellini Design

Maussane les Alpilles

Désigner, Créateur de mobilier

L'Atelier des curiosités
Fashion

L'Atelier des curiosités

Les Baux de Provence

Une petite boutique qui, comme son nom l'indique, regorge d'objets qui éveillent la curiosité. Beaucoup sont issus de l'artisanat local comme ces magnifiques fusettes de lavande galonnées fabriquées à l'ancienne, ces bougies camarguaises en cire de riz et ces bijoux marseillais Bourbon de…

Where to eat

Le Bistrot du Paradou
Food guide restaurant

Le Bistrot du Paradou

Le Paradou

Culinary specialities: all Provençal recipes.

La Table du Hameau
Table 13

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…

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…

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…

Ou Ravi Provençau
Food guide restaurant

Ou Ravi Provençau

Maussane les Alpilles

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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,…

La Cabro d'Or
Food guide restaurant

La Cabro d'Or

Les Baux de Provence

The Cabro d’Or is one of the Relais & Châteaux, which are still as good as ever. You will enjoy the informal luxury of this property nestled under the rugged rocks of Les Baux de Provence. Take a break, pamper yourself and enjoy the gastronomy surrounding by the cicadas. Chef Michel Hulin will…

Pizza BRUN
Food guide restaurant

Pizza BRUN

Maussane les Alpilles

Pizzas au feu de bois

Oustau de Baumanière
Food guide restaurant

Oustau de Baumanière

Les Baux de Provence

A luxurious den filled with contrasts between the famed haute cuisine of the family business, passed down by the grandfather of Jean-André Charial (the current owner), and the rugged limestone landscape known as “Hell's Valley”: On the valley floor, amid a thick screen of vegetation, the old…

Inspirations

Terroir

Sardines

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Tradition

The Pastis

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Tradition

Marcel Pagnol

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