It’s said that you had to be born there to stay there: living in the high mountains meant a life of hard work, with the harsh climate and farm chores. But a life always marked by humanity and solidarity. A population cut off from the world for months at a time, who had to organize themselves: making bread in the communal oven, carpentry, framing… in the words of an old-timer, “We didn’t know how to do anything, but we did everything to each other” (Paul Rostollan).
Heritage celebrationsThe authentic mountain
A bit like family reunions, the heritage festivals take you into the thatched cottages of history, the past and mountain traditions. Conviviality, sharing, encounters and know-how are all part of the program at heritage festivals in the heart of Varsinc villages.