• Date

    26. September 2020


Attached to its traditions, the village of St-Cergue is passionate about perpetuating the authentic celebration of the désalpe, during which locals and visitors can enjoy watching the beautifully decorated herds as they pass by, browse round the market

In Switzerland, the cattle spends the summer in the mountains and the winter on the plains. In autumn they start to bring the cattle down from the mountain pastures which is called the Désalpe, a traditional event in the Jura Vaudois, above Nyon. It is celebrated in St-Cergue every year in the fall.

The procession of many beautifully decorated herds during this event testifies to the great passion the herdsmen have for their animals. Cows and other animals of the pastures pass through the village during the morning, to the sounds of bells and the alphorn. The celebration includes a variety of typical entertainment and a market where you can purchase local and regional products.

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Office du Tourisme de St-Cergue
Place Sy-Vieuxville 3
1264 St-Cergue
+41 22 360 13 14
Location Office du Tourisme de St-Cergue
Place Sy-Vieuxville 3
1264 St-Cergue
Event Homepage http://www.desalpe-saint-cergue.ch
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  • 26 September 2020

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26. September 2020

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