Foire aux santons, enfants devant les santons colorés


As the capital of soap-making and the home of the world-famous santons (Christmas crib figures representing well-known figures in Provencal life). Marseille holds festivals all year round, such as the boat-shaped biscuits known as navettes eaten at Candlemas, the Carnival, waterjousting at l’Estaque, the Kite-flying Festival and the Santon fair.