FRIBOURG REGION

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Les Paccots

Désalpe

Office du tourisme de Charmey
Les Charrières 3
1637 Charmey

+41 26 919 85 00

www.la-gruyere.ch/charmey

"Désalpe" is the best-known of all traditional mountain festivities.

After more than four months of grazing in alpine pastures, cows make their way down to the plain. Charmey's crowning event of the year, has acquired international renown. Those who love traditions and authenticity find that this celebration, every fourth Saturday in September, is a must. In a joyful clanging of bells, in the profusion of colours of their flowered headdresses, the herd returns to the plain. This "Rindyà" (descent from the mountain pastures in patois) is the reflection of mountain traditions and guarantees their continuance.
The sale of cheeses made in the mountains, much appreciated by connoisseurs, runs parallel with the stands of almost 40 craftsmen and women. As for the musical side of the day, the Alpine horn, flag throwers, country orchestras and brass bands give the Désalpe the lustre it deserves.

24 September 2022

Saturday10:00 - 12:00

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24 September 2022

Saturday10:00 - 12:00

Office du tourisme de Charmey
Les Charrières 3
1637 Charmey

+41 26 919 85 00

www.la-gruyere.ch/charmey

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