8 am Welcome at the entrance of La Bolline (DZ)
9am Start of the transhumance at La Bolline
Opening of the transhumance market Soun del Pra
60 exhibitors “propose what they produce
10.15 am 1st DEMONSTRATION herding
Soun del Pra
11am Arrival of the animals at the Soun del Pra
Musical atmosphere with accordion
11:30 am Storytelling in the woods (Meet at the “storytellers’ corner”)
11:30 - 12:30 LECTURES :
Catering area Menu of local products
Grills - Socca - Pancakes - Waffles
2pm 1st draw TOMBOLA
3pm - 4pm LECTURES :
Mercantour National Park
16h 2nd TOMBOLA draw
4:30 pm 2nd Demonstration of herd driving
Valdeblore, a commune situated between 399 and 2674 m of altitude, has all the transhumant animals.
On this day, the 350 sheep of the GAEC des éleveurs du Baous, the horses of the Centre équestre du Mercantour, Lionel’s goats, the cows of the Mercantour farm and the donkeys of the ânes de blore will parade between the villages of la Bolline and the Soum del Pra in St Dalmas de Valdeblore.
The departure of our procession is planned at 9am from the entrance of La Bolline.
Through the village the horses will join the sheep at the crossroads of the Bois Noir road near the St Jacques church.
Following the Colmiane road to the village of La Roche, the herds will meet the goats and then the cows to reach the village of St Dalmas.
At the entrance of the latter, the donkeys of Blore will take the lead of our procession to cross the new Bramafan and go to rest in the meadows of the Soum del Pra.
Scheduled to arrive at 11:00 a.m.
This walk will have a positive difference in altitude of 300 m for 3.5 km and will take about 2 hours.
It is advisable to bring a cap and water bottle or an umbrella.