Christmas: Lucéram, the village of 450 cots

Noël : Lucéram, le village des 450 crèches


From the beginning of December until 7 January 2024, the medieval village of Lucéram in the hinterland of Nice is hosting its traditional Circuit des Crèches. Built on a rocky outcrop, the village is staging the 26th edition of this annual event, eagerly awaited by locals and visitors alike. In all, no fewer than 450 cots will be taking over the village streets.

From the simplest to the most sophisticated, from the largest to the tiniest, the cots have been installed in every nook and cranny of the village, on the windows of homes, in the village church, at the oil mill, at the cot museum… as you can see, the cots are everywhere! This freely accessible tour invites visitors to wander through the narrow streets and discover unique and original creations: cots from around the world, contemporary cots, Provençal cots and many more.

This event, which attracts thousands of visitors every year, is organised by the “Association Maison de Pays de Lucéram et du Haut Paillon“. If you’re staying with your family at the West End hotel – a member of 3A Hôtels La Collection – the Lucéram cots tour is a great way to get away from it all. In less than an hour, you’ll go from a magnificent view of the Promenade des Anglais and the deep blue sea to the bucolic charm of the valleys of Nice and its authenticity.

Practicalities: The Nativity Scene Tour is open every day – and at weekends – from 10am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 5.30pm. On Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, the tour will only be open in the afternoon.