Musée des Santons des Baux
Office de tourisme des Baux-de-Provenvce

Musée des Santons des Baux

Museum

Le Musée rassemble un nombre important de pièces de diverses collections. Des figurines napolitaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles et des santons d'église du XIXe, œuvres du couvent des carmélites d'Avignon y sont exposés.

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.

Activités
  • Permanent exhibition
Indications Prices

Free of charge.

Free

Indications Openings

All year round, daily.

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Localisation & Contacts
Place Louis Jou
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence
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