Artisan d'art - Santonnier - Creation of village houses and cribs in local stoneware

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Hameau de Granile 06430 Tende
It is in the hamlet of Granile, sheltered in her workshop that Françoise exhibits her creations: Village houses and cots, made of wood and slate from the Roya valley. Companion of the santonniers of Aubagne, she makes our Christmas cots.
This designer has developed a passion for these small village houses, which she reproduces in miniature to the nearest millimetre.
The creator works meticulously between 8 and 10 hours a day in her workshop. It takes her about two days to make a classic house, and up to three weeks for the "big pieces".
Because these cots require a significant investment: first, Françoise goes to the stream near her home to collect stones, she breaks them with a hammer, before "stripping" them and...
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Artisan d'art - Santonnier - Creation of village houses and cribs in local stoneware
Hameau de Granile 06430 Tende
Spoken languages
  • French
Access
  • La Fée Capeline, whose shop is in Tende, has some of these designs.
Updated on 16 February 2024 at 11:11
by Office de Tourisme Menton, Riviera & Merveilles
(Offer identifier : 6362666)
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