If you happen to be in Marseille from the end of November until the 31st December, you really must visit the annual Foire aux Santons market.
Every year, the santons display opens near the Old Port in Marseille. Whether you are a connoisseur of provencal culture or not, be sure to pass by the Christmas market presenting the crèche with its hand-made figurines. The tradition of the Foire aux Santons fair dates back to 1803 and include the works of dozens of different artisans, as well as santons workshops, folk groups performances and other events.
Foire aux santons
Place du Général de Gaulle, Marseille
Every day, 10:00-19:00
Closed on December 25th and on December 31st from 13:00