Sunday, May 23, 2010
Tomorrow (Monday May 24th) is the annual Fête de la Transhumance in St. Remy, where shepherds herd their flocks (roughly 3500 sheep and goats) three times around the village's circular "main drag" before taking them up to graze the green pastures of the Alpilles for the summer months. Transhumance is considered one of the 100 Prettiest Festivals in France and if you haven't seen it, it's great good fun. It starts officially at 10:30 a.m. but arrive earlier to find parking because the streets are closed off. There's also an all-day flea market on the Place Republique.
Thanks to Guy Butters for the great photos. Visit his blog here and see more of his wonderful photography here