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Lé Beuffons, Courmayeur Carnival characters

Lé Beuffons are a colourful army of carnival characters who bring life and exuberance to Lo Carmetran, the Courmayeur Mont Blanc carnival, announcing the arrival of the parade with their distinctive bells.

“Lé Beuffons” are the typical characters of the Courmayeur Mont Blanc Carnival.

Their carnival costumes, which appeared at the beginning of the 20th century in Dolonne, one of the villages of Courmayeur Mont Blanc, is an ironic take on military uniforms.

Lé Beuffons have the task of announcing the arrival of “lo Carmetran”, the Courmayeur Mont Blanc carnival, in the villages and main town, and they are also the carnival’s “security guards” with the job of controlling the crowds during the festivities and the parade of the floats.

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