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Every year in early autumn in the Alps animals that have spent the summer grazing in high pastures are brought down to the valleys for the winter.  This movement of livestock is called transhumance and in many villages it's the perfect opportunity to get together and celebrate; a great excuse for a fête.  A couple of weeks ago, with a less than inspiring weather forecast and only a few hours available, we decided on the spur of the moment to go and experience a transhumance for ourselves in a gorgeous little hill-top village.

Transhumance first sheep

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Gordes Luberon Provence France

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Sainte Agnès is a tiny little village located high on a ridge above Menton on the Côte d'Azur, only a couple of kilometres as the crow flies from both Italy and the coast.  It is known as the "highest coastal village in Europe" as it sits at just under 800m altitude while being practically on the sea. Owing to its strategic location it has some interesting fortifications including a medieval castle and more recent 20th century defences.  Naturally this all makes it a pretty spectacular place, both to look at and to look out of.

view of St Agnès near Menton Côte dAzur France

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Silent Sunday - 30 November 2014

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doors in Carros Alpes Maritimes PACA France

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