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La Désalpe (Descent of the cattle from the mountain pastures)

Just steps away from Les Rousses Resort, on the other side of the border, the small Swiss village of Saint-Cergue holds a festival every year during the first weekend of October.

The “Désalpe” of Saint-Cergue is one of the largest cattle drives in Switzerland. This festival marks the end of the Alpine grazing season. Every year, between late September and early October, after spending the summer grazing in the mountains, more than 700 cows return to their winter stables.

These 8 or 9 herds are carefully decorated by their cowhands in order to pass through the villages from La Cure in Les Rousses Resort to Saint-Cergue in nearby Switzerland.

Alpen horn blowers, flag wavers, folk music groups, and craftspeople enliven the village streets as the herds pass through.

More info: http://www.desalpe-saint-cergue.ch/

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