Summer Festivals

The villages of the French and Swiss alps make the most of celebrating the warm and sunny summer weather with a host of local festivals of all sorts and varieties.  They range from the local crafts and produce of a village fête to the woodsmans' show of La Chapelle to mountain bike meets and off road vehicle rallies.  For a visitor to Châtel however the highlight must be Belle Dimanche, a festival set high up in the Plaine Dranse celebrating their fabulous cows and the farming heritage of the region.

Click on the posters below to follow links the various festivals.  If a date has not yet been set for the current year the link will be connected to a site that should update as soon as possible.

One or two of the events (such as Nicolette) were special performances for that particular summer but they do still illustrate the variety of events that are generally planned.  Expect something similar in her place!