"Santons" Museum and Christmas Traditions from Provence FONTAINE-DE-VAUCLUSE

The museum stands on the village square, housing the biggest and most impressive collection relating to the world of santons, those characterful little nativity figures that make Provençal cribs so special.

The world's best and biggest collection of santons from Provence, with over 2000 santons of all sizes. 95 different santon makers display their work, from the beginning of the century to the present day. 60 crèche scenes, the old trades, little villages, scenes from Pagnol representing Provence and its traditions. The smallest crib in the world (39 santons in a nutshell - Guinness record, TV). Work by over 100 santon makers from throughout Provence, 22 of whom have won the Gold Medal for "Meilleur Ouvrier de France" (Master Craftsman award). 
Free for children under 5.
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Place de la Colonne
84800  Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
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T. 04 90 20 20 83
T. 06 07 71 56 15
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Longitude: 5.127313
Latitude: 43.92194