Dates of main events of Summer 2022
+ SATURDAY 2 AND SUNDAY 3 JULY: MB RACE
The MB-Ultra (up to 170 km and 7,000 metres of altitude difference) is the most difficult mountain bike race in the world and the end of the race will pass through Praz sur Arly. The MB-Explore is a single-distance course of 55 km and 2,800 metres of altitude difference.
On both days from 9.00 to 13.00: passage and refreshment of the racers in the church square. Come and cheer them on, free access.
+ SUNDAY 10 JULY: MOUNTAIN WELL-BEING ON THE BANKS OF THE ARLY
In partnership with Praz sur Arly’s Taï-chi teacher and other well-being specialists, get advice on how to take care of yourself and find your inner harmony.
Free access. From 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 18.00. Banks of the Arly River. More information (FR only): https://www.prazsurarly.com/bien-etre-en-montagne/
+ THURSDAY 14 JULY: ALTITUDE CONCERT BATUCABACH – Baroque Festival
The BatucaBach was born out of the musicians’ love for the melodies of JS Bach, which are in perfect harmony with the Brazilian samba, as demonstrated by a specialist mathematician and illusionist. Concert starts at 2.30 pm. Free access, chairlift ticket: adults (from 17 years old): 6.90€, children (6-16 years old included): 5€.
+ THURSDAY 14 JULY: FIREWORKS and Concert with Arvester and Tribute to Johnny Hallyday
More information (FR only) https://www.prazsurarly.com/fete-nationale/
+ SUNDAY 17 JULY: SPORTS FESTIVAL
Discovery and initiation of outdoor sports (rock climbing, cani-rando, archery, biathlon) and discovery of the Belles Leisure Park activities for the benefit of the Petits Princes Association. Free access. From 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 18.00. Belles Leisure Park. More information (FR only): https://www.prazsurarly.com/fete-des-sports-dimanche-17-juillet/
+ SUNDAY 24 JULY: THE ARLY PETANQUE TOURNAMENT
Traditional pétanque competition on the banks of the Arly. Inscription in pairs on the spot. The day will end with a concert by the SUGAR LADY group at 18.00. Free access. Bar and snacks on the spot, organized by the Praz sur Arly Ski Club. Banks of the Arly from 10.00 to 19.00. More information (FR only): https://www.prazsurarly.com/dimanche-24-juillet-tournoi-de-petanque-de-larly/
+ SUNDAY 31 JULY: MOUNTAIN PASTURES FESTIVAL AT THE PLAN DE L’ARE
Discover the Plan de l’Are mountain pasture and the job of a farmer and dairy producer at altitude. Picnic lunch with music. The day is placed under the sign of well-being and conviviality with different nature workshops to discover the riches of our mountains.
From 12.00 to 17.00. Plan de l’Are Refuge, approx. 2 hours walk to reach the refuge. More information (FR only): https://www.prazsurarly.com/fete-de-lalpage-dimanche-31-juillet/
+ TUESDAY 9 AUGUST: THE WORLD OF DRAZ
Draz, Praz sur Arly’s small and friendly dragon, invites families to the banks of the Arly for magic shows and circus acts. He hopes not to wake up the Tirecorde dragon! From 14.00 to 19-00. Free access. More information (FR only): https://www.prazsurarly.com/le-monde-de-draz-mardi-09-aout-2022/
+ SUNDAY 14 AUGUST: SUMMER VERSION OF THE SMUGGLERS’ TRAIL (Postponed to Tuesday, 16 August)
A hike and fun discovery of the world of smugglers – a sporty, cultural and amusing approach for the whole family with Praz Montagne and the “En visite Simone” Company. Welcome of participants as of 9.30 on the Varins chairlift parking. 9.45: Ascent with the Crêt du Midi chairlift.
More information (FR only): https://www.prazsurarly.com/randonnee-le-chemin-des-contrebandiers/
From 8.00 to 17.00, shopkeepers’ sale and private individuals’ jumble sale throughout the village which is closed to traffic (Route du Val d’Arly) for the occasion. Free access.
+ SUNDAY 21 AUGUST: VINTAGE CAR RALLY
Gathering of more than 50 vintage cars and rides for the benefit of bone marrow donations with the Sapaudia Association. Musical entertainment, mini-cars for children, face painting and old-fashioned waffles… From 10.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 18.00 in the centre of the village and the Route du Val d’Arly. Free access. More information (FR only): https://www.prazsurarly.com/retromobile-dimanche-21-aout/
+ FRIDAY 26 AUGUST: THE DIAMOND CANITRAIL
First FFST French championship of this new sport: a running race in the mountains with your dog. First stage in Praz sur Arly. On the programme: between 10 and 15km per stage, with 500 to 800m of altitude difference. Registration on the FFST website, free access for spectators.
EVERY THURSDAY EVENING: 21/31 July and 4/11/18 August (cancelled) : ON THE TERRACE THIS EVENING!
This summer, nightfall on Thursdays promises to be festive in Praz sur Arly! From 14 July to 18 August, from 19.00 to 21.00, the main road will be closed and cars will give way to the performers: concerts, visual performances and shows which you can watch from the terraces of the restaurants and bars of the village centre! Free access.