Visit of the cribs of Allauch and Aubagne

  • Allauch and Aubagne
  • Allauch and Aubagne
  • Allauch and Aubagne
  • Allauch and Aubagne
  • Allauch and Aubagne
Allauch and AubagneAllauch and AubagneAllauch and AubagneAllauch and AubagneAllauch and Aubagne


Departure time: 8:30 am (check in 15 minutes before departure)
Return time: 6:30 pm
Meeting point: in front of the Tourist Office of Martigues
Duration: approximately 10 hours
  • Morning:
Visit of Allauch, a charming village which leans back against the hills and cherished by Marcel Pagnol.  
Visit of the crib in the old basin of Allauch: in the past, it was the only source of water supply for the villagers. The old basin (vaults and carved stone walls) built before 1887 served as a water reserve for the town. It was Dr. Joseph Chevillon who made had it built when he brought to the village of Allauch the water pumped into the Marseille Canal to the Blacassins district. Nowadays, it has become an exhibition hall hosting each year the exceptional crib of Gilbert Orsini (a maker of santons for more than 40 years) with more than 500 santons.
Lunch at the Moulin de Gémenos restaurant, an authentic family mill at the foot of Sainte-Baume massif.
- Afternoon:
Visit of the museum of santons Maryse Di Landro with more than 400 “prestige” santons (unique items) presented according to different themes (Nativity, clothes and objects of the XIX century, traditions of Provence...).
Then, free time at the Christmas market and the santons of Aubagne. In the heart of the historic centre of Aubagne, the market consists of about twenty cottages dedicated to ceramics and santons.
The price includes:
  • Bus transportation
  • Entries and visits mentioned in the programme
  • Lunch at the restaurant (single menu with starter, main course and dessert)
  • The presence of a guide for the day
The price doesn’t include:
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks at lunch
The visit is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Practical information
  • Schedule :
    • Departure time : 8h30
    • Return time : 18h30
  • By reservation :
    • Yes
  • Supervised visit :
    • Yes
  • Place of departure :
    • Departure devant l'Office de Tourisme de Martigues
  • Prices :
    • Single price : 47 euros par personne €
  • Important to know :
    • To know : Inscription obligatoire avant le mardi 10 décembre 2019
    • Pets aren't allowed
Office de Tourisme de Martigues
Rond-point de l'Hôtel de ville
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.40543
Longitude : 5.04727