Santons and Pottery
Handmade figurines fabricated by filling a mold with clay, santons are iconic symbols of Christmas in Provence. In Marseille, Aubagne and Aix-en-Provence, many artisans like Marcel Carbonel, Maryse Di Landro and Fouque to name a few, offer visits to their workshops where they sell their creations. If you are more into pottery, ceramics and faience, go to Ravel in Aubagne (near Marseille) or to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie in the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon, for a studio visit. Characteristic of traditional local arts & crafts, santons are available today in contemporary versions.