Courmayeur’s carnival characters wander throughout the town with their little bells ringing to announce the arrival of the Carnival. It’s Shrove Tuesday and time for Lo Camentràn.
The streets of Courmayeur are filled with the aroma of “seuppa”, the traditional soup made by members of the Comité di Courmayeur in Piazza Abbé Henry and given out at lunch time with fontina cheese, sausages and black bread.
And to liven things up, the colourful, merry “Beuffons” who have the traditional task of announcing the arrival of the Carnival with the ringing of little bells, followed by the parade of allegorical floats depicting themes inspired by local events over the year. The festivities come to a close with the traditional “Seittòn”, a tree-trunk sawing contest for mixed couples, and after the prize-giving there’s music and dancing till late.
From Friday 21 to Tuesday 25 announcement of the Carnival in the streets of the center of Courmayeur and in the villages by the Lé Beuffon de Courmayeur group.
Sunday 23rd Children's Carnival.
At 3 p.m. parade of children from Piazza Brocherel to the Hotel Courmayeur. At 16 animation and snack.
Monday 24 Masked Ball
9.30 pm dancing evening with Lady Barbara and awarding of the most beautiful masks.
Tuesday 25 Carnival of Courmayeur
12.30 pm distribution of the minestrone in Piazza Abbé Henry.
2.30 pm departure of the parade of wagons, with the Beuffons. the La Salle Courmayeur Band and Guest Carnival Groups.
4.30 pm snack for children and wagons award ceremony.