A unique holiday tradition on the French Rivera is the hunt for crèches (nativity scenes) in the mountain village of Lucéram. Lucéram was a thriving village in the 15th century as it was a stopping place on one of the salt roads. During the holiday season, the entire village is bursting with holiday spirit. There are 450 crèches throughout the village each year. We didn’t find anywhere near 450, but we did find well over a hundred. Finding the Lucéram crèches is something the entire family will enjoy – it’s a treasure hunt for mangers!
Once arriving in Lucéram, pick up a map at the tourism office or, even better, from the information desk once you get off the bus. We picked up ours in Vence with other holiday pamphlets. You should be able to prepare ahead of time at other area tourist offices as well.