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1 Sep 2018
“Interesting and free entry - why not learn more about the nativity scene figures?”
7 Jul 2018
“A good impression of local handcraft”
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Place Louis Jou, 13520 Les Baux de Provence, France
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Interesting and free entry - why not learn more about the nativity scene figures? I didn't realise the history behind this intricate figures and that each piece has a specific position in the festive scene. Interesting 20 minutes.

1  Thank G4310FUjonathana
Reviewed 7 July 2018

It's a cosy museum,, which gives you an impression of classic handcraft, out of the region. The setting is nice, but the presentation could be better. Also the explanation is a little bit poor. When you are familiar to the region, it's nice to visit,...More

Thank Herman B
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Made the trip all the way to Les Baux to visit the museum. When we arrived there was a sign up that it is closed for renovation. No mention of this closue on the website, or when it will re-open.

2  Thank BellaTravelGirl
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This curious and charming museum is a very enjoyable half hour. Interesting look into some of the traditions of the area.

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 25 January 2017

If you are in Les Baux, this little museum is well worth seeking out. We might have missed it if I hadn't been idly wandering, waiting for my husband to take a photo of the view. It has permanent displays of Santons - the traditional...More

1  Thank Annie T
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Santons , are small/young saints . An interesting and charming display of small figurines/dolls , with explanation placards in English (for a change) . Entry is free , it is nice but not a must , so don't rush .

1  Thank saul g
Reviewed 10 October 2016

you need to pay attention to find the museum.It is hiden in a small off street. But it is a awesome place to understand the history of these secret of Provence.

Thank patrickfiat21
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Santons are small figurines dressed to represent various entities. This small, one-room museum displays a variety of local santons dressed in a multitude of arraignments and created with a spectrum of skills.

Thank Robyn S
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Open daily throughout the year and free of charge, a brief visit to this museum of "santons" or figures for the nativity scene offers a unique view of the Les Baux traditional craft. There are figures from the 17 th, 18 th and 19 th...More

1  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 11 December 2015

This was a nice find around a corner in Les Baux. The old santons and the descriptions and explanations are very interesting. Although small this is a better option than visiting a paying Santons exhibition and having to buy from the people as well.

Thank Charlotte C
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