Santons Fouque

Santons Fouque, Aix-en-Provence: Hours, Address, Santons Fouque Reviews: 4.5/5

Santons Fouque
4.5
09:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
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677 within 5 kms
Attractions
80 within 5 kms

4.5
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LexiKoda
Los Angeles, CA6 contributions
Santons collectors will love Santons Foque!
Jun 2019 • Family
I am a serious collector of santons, so visiting Santons Foque in Aix was wonderful! There is a pleasant garden as you enter. Inside the shop, the service is friendly, and they are happy to show you the atelier where you can watch them molding the clay figurines and hand painting the baked ones. They have a good selection of figurines. I was hoping to see a broader selection of batiments (buildings). Adjacent to the shop is a small and wonderful museum with a beautiful presentation of a santons village. I visited several santon shops all over Provence, and this one was my favorite.
Written 27 June 2019
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subterranean_jack
Phoenix475 contributions
Closed during posted open hours
Jun 2019
Checked back twice when the web-site indicated they should be opened. Had been on the web-site and was planning on purchasing several santons, but no dice. Very disappointed.
Written 18 June 2019
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Anne Nelie B
Piraeus, Greece84 contributions
Well worth a visit
May 2017 • Couples
When I was little my mother used to set up the Santon with their Provence village for the X-mas & new year , now it is my turn do to that . So wether you know the santons or not , take time for this visit , you can see people making and painting the santons . You can buy new figures and you can see how they are set up in a traditional provence home (exhibition across the yard from the shop ) and get new ideas to make the "creche de Noel".
Written 18 October 2017
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revbhd
Philadelphia, PA51 contributions
Good look at a local craft
Jul 2017 • Couples
Santons are wonderful parts of Provençal culture, and Santon Fouque is a remarkable place to see them, learn about them, and watch them being made. The museum and tour of the workshop (offered in English and French depending on the audience.) A huge selection of Santons in various sizes is available for sale, and they are truly lovely! Shipping is possible, especially if like us, you buy more than you thought you would.
Written 6 September 2017
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AbbyK23
Franklin, TN18 contributions
Wonderful!
Oct 2016 • Friends
When I studied in southern France in 1979, I asked the locals for the best place to buy santons. I was told Fouque over and over (and for many reasons such as quality, price and craftmanship.) I've been back a few times and have loved the tiny shop, the wonderful displays and, most of all, seeing the santons being hand-painted right there in front of me. This is an amazing and so special experience. Definately not something you can do just anywhere. I would caution parents with very young children that there is much they could break since the santons are made of clay. But if they are old enough to keep their hands to themselves, they will love it!
Written 30 January 2017
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OkieTwang
Atlanta, GA74 contributions
Fascinating
Sep 2016
We had heard of these ceramic figures and decided to visit, We were fortunate to have the chance to see how these are made, a fascinating process. Such an exquisite art form!
Written 18 September 2016
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SAILWRITE
Erie, PA110 contributions
A fabulous gift
Nov 2013 • Couples
In December I visited Aix and had the chance to purchase a few more santons, a collection I started in 1967. I was pleasantly surprised to see that several santon creators were taking part in the Christmas Fair on the Cours Mirabeau. The craftsmanship of the Santons Fouque artisans is superb. I have a small collection, about 20 figures, but they are a treasure. Each figure is unique and every year several new village figures are added. I recommend a visit to their shop!!
Written 29 December 2013
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annmerrillflynn2
Sarasota, Florida19 contributions
Very informative visit
Apr 2013 • Couples
On our way out of Aix on our way to Arles, we passed by this workshop. The woman who greeted us was married to the 4th generation Fouque santon makers. She was very nice and spoke perfect English. We were able to go in the workshop to see the artisans working and there were santons on display and for sale.
Written 11 May 2013
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Diane O
Williamson, NY6 contributions
Santons Fouques is well worth a visit.
Dec 2011 • Friends
Our group was able to visit the workshop and had a wonderful explanation of how the santons are made. This shop has been in the same family for four generations.
Written 19 January 2012
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