Saturday, 10 October 2009

Le Retour des Alpages 2009

Being in our new apartment, we were right in the thick of things today. Which was lucky as it started off as a rather wet morning. After a quick tour of rue Saint-Claire, we went home for a raclette lunch on the balcony. I think the numbers were down this year because of the rain and we easily got a spot to watch the parade on rue Filaterie. It was a great parade as always and we were close enough that Lily stroked the sides of many of the animals that passed us!

Eating some apple beignet things (the real word for these escapes me!)

A walk down from the castle (just before I slipped ungracefully down some wet marble steps - aïe, les fesses!)

Jasper's favourite




My favourite - the geese!


Glad to see the bellringers back in the parade this year. They're loud!



Les vaches

3 comments:

Claudia - La casa nella prateria said...

Lovely! We wanted to come today but the weather was not very nice so we stayed home... next year, hopefully!

Justin said...

Oh that is so awesome! You are so lucky to live so close to that. I love it.

Rosebank Magic said...

It's hard to believe that it is a year since we were watching the parade. I too must admit to having a very soft spot for the geese.