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.
The Foire Avaline, our village fête, took place over the weekend. There was traditional Savoyard dancing:
local cheeses, honey and jams from the Ferme de l’Adroit:
with farmer Xavier Mattis cooking sausages made from his own pigs:
There were marchers marching:
and geese marching (they really do march in the goose step!):
There were traditional Savoyard wraps and fajitas:
traditional Alpine horns:
traditional cow bells:
traditional donkey rides:
traditional face painting:
and even a gentleman improving his own sales of traditional génépi:
All the fun of the fair…
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