Discovering the Santons of Provence


Historic capital of Santon, Marseille has managed to preserve this centuries-old tradition which began in the 13th century with Saint Francis of Assisi. If the origin of the santon is inspired by the nativity, the master santonniers of Marseille will then borrow their characters from everyday life from the beginning of the 19th century.

Follow your guide-lecturer through the streets of the city center and around the Old Port, meet the last master santonniers and visit the santon museum to discover the manufacturing techniques of yesterday and today.

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Discovering the Santons of Provence


  • Meeting point: Quai des Belges under the shade house
  • Max group size : 10 people
  • Duration : 2 hours
  • Difficulty level : easy
  • Visit of the museum of the santon and a santon craftshop included
  • Come with your smartphone and earphones to benefit from the “audio-tour” service.
  • This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
  • Free for children under 12 years old
  • Lunch not included


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