Terre Terroir Tarentaise

4th October 2019
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4th October 2019 Alice

Salut! Seem’s it’s been a little while since our La Terrasse blog was shown some love. But have no fear, every fortnight, myself; Al, will be updating you on the latest on all things, food, drink and life at altitude.

This summer has brought us a multitude of festivals, and just because interseason reared its autumnal head did not mean festival season was over.

The Terre Terroir Tarentaise (which translates to Earth, Soil, Tarentaise) is an annual festival, born in 2008, highlighting traditional values of the valley and last weekend, it was the turn of Meribel to host.

To kick things off, masses of sheep were herded through the streets of Meribel down to Les Allues. Lot’s of sheep. 2600 to be precise. You see, our woolly companions have spent their summer up the mountain, grazing their hearts out, maintaining our luscious green landscapes. But sheep aren’t notoriously snow dwellers and so what goes up must come down. And that they did.

Ever wondered what a herd of 2600 sheep wandering the streets of an alpine town looks like? Ewe won’t believe your eyes…


Let’s just hope whoever had the job of counting them stayed awake long enough to enjoy to rest of the festival. Around 60 exhibitors, made up of local businesses, artisans and tradespeople plus a multitude of performers came together for a weekend of workshops, cauldron soup, music, dance and Savoyard traditions.

A celebration of all things Tarentaise that brought together people from all over the valley for one last hoorah before we bid a bientot to autumn and a big salut to winter! A truly magnificent affair. We look forward to what next year’s has in store.

Al x