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The Village of Santons in Provence

Museum, Arts and culture, Folk arts and popular traditions, Municipal museum in Aubagne
  • The "Village des Santons en Provence" is a combination of 19 villages in a continuous scenery.

  • 3,000 clay-figurines -iconic symbol of Provence- are staged in villages, hills, scubland, calanques, ...
    The type or size of these clay figurines used varies according to the scenery.
    They are represented in Provençal playlets : working in the fields or in shops, dancing, playing cards or petanque, cooking, fishing...
    Animals, trees, flowers, objects or accessories, the very special care given to details gives authenticity to each scene.
    A second room is dedicated to the Nativity...
    3,000 clay-figurines -iconic symbol of Provence- are staged in villages, hills, scubland, calanques, ...
    The type or size of these clay figurines used varies according to the scenery.
    They are represented in Provençal playlets : working in the fields or in shops, dancing, playing cards or petanque, cooking, fishing...
    Animals, trees, flowers, objects or accessories, the very special care given to details gives authenticity to each scene.
    A second room is dedicated to the Nativity representation by each clay-figurinemaker.
    This large village, covering 230 m2, was created by the craftsmen and figurineproducers organization of " Pays d'Aubagne " area and gathers 17 santon-makers.

    Accessible for disabled
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Services
  • Activities
    • Children's entertainment
    • Permanent exhibition
    • Plastic arts
    • Discovery
  • Equipment
    • Parking
  • Services
    • Educational visits
    • Tour free of charge
Openings
  • From January 2, 2024
    until December 28, 2024
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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