A creche is like a nativity scene combined with a Christmas village, except set in Provence. It's really just an excuse to make tons of rustic little miniatures. I've seen some with little mechanical devices, for example a well drawing water, or people moving.
"One of these days and it won't be long, goin' down in the valley to sing my song. Gonna sing it loud, sing it strong, let the echoes decide if I was right or wrong."
- Bob Dylan, "Silvio"
And here are the imprints of those echoes.