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8 August 2022

One of the things people like about Val d’Isère is that it is a real village with real villagers, with proper farms and proper farmers.

Val d'Isère 8 August 2022

The Foire Avaline, our village fête, took place over the weekend. There was traditional Savoyard dancing:

Val d'Isère 8 August 2022

and dress:

Val d'Isère 8 August 2022

local cheeses, honey and jams from the Ferme de l’Adroit:

Val d'Isère 8 August 2022

with farmer Xavier Mattis cooking sausages made from his own pigs:

Val d'Isère 8 August 2022

There were marchers marching:

Val d'Isère 8 August 2022

and geese marching (they really do march in the goose step!):

Val d'Isère 8 August 2022

There were traditional Savoyard wraps and fajitas:

Val d'Isère 8 August 2022

traditional Alpine horns:

Val d'Isère 8 August 2022

traditional cow bells:

Val d'Isère 8 August 2022

traditional donkey rides:

Val d'Isère 8 August 2022

traditional face painting:

Val d'Isère 8 August 2022

and even a gentleman improving his own sales of traditional génépi:

Val d'Isère 8 August 2022

All the fun of the fair…

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