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Re: Desalpes - St-Cergue [Cows coming down from the Alps; various links]

Our family missed Desalpes-St.Cergue last weekend. From searching the net it looks like there is one in Albeuve this weekend as well as one in Annecy on the 11th. Have any of you gone to either of these locations for the celebrations?
Any other suggestions? We are able to travel by public transport or car but don't want to have to spend too much time on actual travel.
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Re: Desalpes - St-Cergue [Cows coming down from the Alps; various links]

I haven't been to those, however I saw a sign for one for Semsales (canton Fribourg jus north of Vevey) for the 4th October. I saw it there last year. There's lots of locals, and locals drinking beer and cow poo on the road... so don't go in your best clothes because you'll get a bit on you clothes. I saw lots of cows and flowers on their heads as well as people dressed in traditional costume. I was just passing and saw lots of cows on the bridge above the motorway so I didn't see the whole thing.

I'm told that the one in Charmey is good too.l
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Re: Desalpes - St-Cergue [Cows coming down from the Alps; various links]

The one in Elm is this Sunday

http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/s...268107117.html
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Re: Desalpes - St-Cergue [Cows coming down from the Alps; various links]

Thanks for the info provided so far.
I'm perfectly A-OK with cows and poo etc. I suspect I do better in those sort of situations in nature with animals vs. having to be all dressed up for some small chat cocktail party.
The page with info for Elm looks neat. However it also looks to be close to 4? hours away which is a bit further than what we were thinking of traveling.
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Re: Desalpes - St-Cergue [Cows coming down from the Alps; various links]

Désalpe de Charmey tomorrow if anyone is looking to see cows with flowers in their hair.
It's a great spectacle but get their early.
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