The creche that the little village of Aubagne is constructing is set to take up quite a bit of space in the relatively minute town.
Craftspeople have managed to layout a 1,615-square-feet nativity scene that focuses on the manger, but includes aspects of the town like their post office, cinema, and even a bar with a card game going on. Not sure if Jesus would agree with that last part, but I'm sure it is the thought that counts!
The citizens of Aubagne have come together to create 3,500 hand-painted terracotta figurines to be featured in the wondrous exhibit.
This is a tradition for the region, where the figurines, or "santons," are displayed in order to add that little extra special Christmas spirit to the festivities.