The Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc agricultural fair is an iconic event held every year, attracting visitors from all walks of life to celebrate the region’s rich agricultural heritage. Nestled at the foot of the majestic Mont-Blanc, the fair offers an authentic glimpse of Savoyard rural life. It showcases the hard work of local farmers and breeders, as well as traditional crafts that have endured for generations.
This is the perfect opportunity to discover Savoyard terroir products, taste mountain cheese, Alpine honey, and much more.
At the fair, visitors have the opportunity to sample a delicious variety of local produce, including the renowned Savoyard cheeses Beaufort, Reblochon and Abondance. Honey lovers will be delighted by the delights of the Alpine beehive. Fresh, organic and local products are featured, guaranteeing a memorable taste experience.
La Fête des Guides de Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc is an annual event that pays tribute to the courageous mountain guides who have marked the region’s history. As a renowned mountain destination, Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc has played a central role in the development of mountaineering and summit exploration.
This festival is a celebration of the exceptional heritage of local guides and the company. It offers an opportunity to understand the rich history of mountaineering in the region, including the first ascents of Mont-Blanc, Western Europe’s highest peak.
The event includes a colorful parade through the streets of Saint-Gervais, featuring the guides dressed in traditional outfits, often embellished with emblematic headdresses. Visitors can also attend fascinating lectures on the history of mountaineering, listen to thrilling tales of daring ascents and explore exhibits on the equipment and tools used by guides over the centuries.
The Festival de Musique et Patrimoine de Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc is a unique celebration that fuses classical music with the commune’s historic Baroque architecture. It’s a refined cultural experience that transports visitors to a world of timeless melodies, while immersing them in the region’s rich architectural heritage.
The festival’s concerts take place in iconic venues such as the Baroque church of Saint-Nicolas de Véroce, but also in other emblematic locations around the destination. These historic venues offer an intimate and acoustically exceptional setting for musical performances, creating a magical atmosphere where classical music comes to life.
In addition to the concerts, the festival offers complementary activities for music lovers. Musical workshops, lectures and exhibitions are organized to enable visitors to deepen their understanding of classical music and its connection to cultural heritage.