At the end of September is hold the traditional désalpe in Blonay which puts an end to the summer season stay at the alp for the Mauron family & brothers.
Since 2008 this is organized between the Mauron family and the company for development of Blonay Les Pléiades. The family descends with his herd of 60 cows (Holstein) from the pastures of Guederes (1’250 m) and Gros Caudon (1’450 m) by Pautex, Mouce, Signal, Prelaz, Tercier road, route du Village to arrive finally in procession at the Grand-Pré, where an animation is set up.
For the family, aided by friends and acquaintances, this day starts already at dawn, about 3 o’clock in the morning. Milk the cows, feed them, make last cheeses and above all, preparing the “reines” by making them a beauty before attacking the downhill.At approximately 12:15, the procession starts the 12 km downhill till Grand Pré in Blonay, where every year a crowd waits to admire this parade and welcome them.
The Festival continues at the Grand-Pré with a good drink. Hope to see you next year at the Désalpe in Blonay !