August Events in Serre Chevalier.

A quick look at the Tourist Office website this morning suggests that there is a lot going on in August in Serre Chevalier.  Here are a f ew examples which may keep the visitors to Chalet Chamoissiere happy when they are not relaxing by the pool or on the terrace.

At 9.30 pm on 6th and 13th August, a Son et Lumiere will be performed by the Quadrille du Tabuc du Monetier. This will be at La Rotonde at the far end of the village.This year’s subject will be Vauban.

Each Friday, around 6pm, there is live music in the Place Vie de Clare outside the Alpen Bar, recent bands have been ‘Les Deux Chemises’

On the 7th August, the Marche des Saveurs will be in the Place d’Eglise in Monetier. Stallholders will be selling local produce, such as sausages, honey, wine etc.

The regular market day in Monetier is Friday.

All the events for the month are on the Serre Chevalier tourist office website.

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DIY and Medieval Festivals

Having spent most of yesterday doing all those little jobs you have to do, we decided to head down to Briancon this morning where there was a medieval festival . All sorts of crafts, armoury, and shenanigans going on.
Above, a family of plague victims were enjoying a drink (I heard rumours they were the local gendarmes but not sure of that one), while we ate our lunch in the Spirit bar opposite the church. Silversmiths were demonstrating their wares, and a large number of horsemen and women were enjoying the atmosphere, although their horses did not seem to be enjoying it too much.
A great day out, with loads to do for all the family as they say.

Lakes and Villages

In our attempt to see more of France on our journeys south, we booked into a hotel next to the Lac du Der-Chantecoq, in the Marne. It is one of the large artificial lakes that stop Paris from flooding, and is surrounded by beautiful old villages with timbered walls.


We stayed at the Hotel Cheval Blanc in Giffraumont Champaubert, a rather pretty little village. The restaurant was good,although rooms were a little small and very hot.