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This shop had an incredible window display of santons.

Escoffier santons, Marseille

Escoffier santons, Marseille

Escoffier santons, Marseille

Escoffier have their workshop in Aubagne, and a shop here in Marseille, just behind the Mairie.

These traditional figurines are also known as santons de crèche.   In a traditional Provençal crèche, there are 55 individual figures representing various characters from Provençal village life such as the scissors grinder, the fishwife, the blind man, and the chestnut seller.  Many of these can be seen in the display above.

Related post: Shopping Delights in Marseille

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Escoffier, 96 Quai du Port, Marseille

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Posted as part of the Thursday Lingering Look at Windows Challenge.

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