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Palais du Roure Creche photos

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    1/14. Palais du Roure Creche in Avignon, depicting Frédérique Mistral's natal village of Maillane

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    2/14. Palais du Roure Creche with Frédérique Mistral's blue-shuttered house in Maillane, beside a Camargue "stable"

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    3/14. Townsfolk santons in the Palais du Roure Creche in Avignon, 2015

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    4/14. An elderly woodsman bringing firewood, in the Palais du Roure Creche in Avignon

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    5/14. Farmer with his pitchfork and wife with a white hen, in the Palais du Roure Creche in Avignon

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    6/14. Shepherd with flute and his sheep, Palais du Roure Creche in Avignon

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    7/14. Villagers santons in the Palais du Roure Creche in Avignon, the ladies with period Provencal costumes

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    8/14. The saint family of the Palais du Roure Creche in Avignon are a typical Camargue couple

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    9/14. Village ladies santons in Provencal dress, Palais du Roure Creche in Avignon

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    10/14. Elder ladies santons in black, with distinctive Provencal headpieces, Palais du Roure Creche in Avignon

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    11/14. Villagers bringing food, including fougasse and cabbage, Palais du Roure Creche in Avignon

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    12/14. Le Gitan, the village poor guy, Palais du Roure Creche in Avignon

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    13/14. Basket maker (vannier) santon in the Palais du Roure Creche in Avignon

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    14/14. Shepherd bringing his flock in from the garrigue, Palais du Roure Creche in Avignon

This small Creche Mistraliene creche,depicts the village of Maillane, the natal home of Frédérique Mistral. The santon figures are large scale, and each has hand-sewn authentic costumes, including the correct style of dress, hat and accessories for the different parts of Provence. The santons-creche is located in the ancient courtyard of the Palais du Roure in the heart of Avignon.

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