The MB RACE ULTRA, the most difficult mountain-bike race in the world, will be passing through Praz sur Arly on Saturday afternoon on its 140km stage! Come and join us at the refreshment point in the Church Square to cheer on the champions and enjoy the musical entertainment.
On Sunday, you can watch the MB Classic and the MB Classic E-Bike passing through in the morning.
Friday, 13 to Sunday, 20 July – 2018 OUTSIDER ART FESTIVAL
Louis CHABAUD has invited ANAKA to present her project during this 2018 edition of his Outsider Art Festival. “Anakonte d’Artistes” is a gathering of 29 French outsider artists around the theme of images of the symbolic game created by Anaka. Concerts, exhibitions and creative workshops. jpg2pdf
Saturday, 14 July – BAROQUE MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE PAYS DU MONT-BLANC and 14th OF JULY FESTIVITIES
Place: Top of the Crêt du Midi Chairlift
The theme of this 21st Pays du Mont-Blanc Baroque Music Festival is “The Baroque Croissant, from Venice to Prague” – baroque music and concerts, ancient instruments, and fun entertainment at the top of the Crêt du Midi chairlift.
14.30: EOLUS Concert in the arrival area of the Crêt du Midi chairlift. Playing trumpets, Alpine horns, bassoons and other instruments used in outdoor baroque music, the Eolus Ensemble will delight you with music from Vivaldi, Telemann and Handel in a sumptuous decor.
14th of July Fireworks
Place: Varins Parking
Join us in the Varins Parking lot for the traditional 14th of July fireworks followed by various festivities offered by our partners (programme to follow).
Sunday, 15 July – INTERNATIONAL WOODCUTTING COMPETITION
Time: As of 10.00.
Place: Behind the Praz sur Arly church.
4 teams of 8 candidates of different nationalities (Italian, Swiss, French, Benelux) will be competing in this friendly woodcutting competition in Praz sur Arly.
On the programme: An Australian challenge with qualifying round in the morning, and final and runner-up final in the afternoon.
In between the shows, he will be showing you how to make fun little sculptures.
A representative of the National Forestry Organization will be present to explain the importance of the protection of mountain flora and fauna.
You will also be able to make your own mountain balm with Michel Rostalski.
Sunday, 22 July – MOUNTAIN SPORTS FESTIVAL
Time: As of 14.00.
Place: Belles Leisure Park.
A day of outdoor sporting activities in the Belles Leisure Park with initiation to cani-rando, mountain biking, climbing wall and many other sports.
Saturday, 28 July – FANARA’S CUP
Time: As of 11.00.
Place: Banks of the Arly River.
Price: 10€/per pers. 20€ for a team of two.
The traditional pétanque competition organized by the Thomas Fanara Fan Club. Inscriptions on the spot at 11.00. All day long: giant BBQ, bar and music for a fun ambience! Start of the tournament at 12.30 and prize-giving at the end of the day.
From 27 to 29 July – TASTE FESTIVAL
Time: Various, see the detailed programme.
Places: Portes de Megève, Praz sur Arly Town Hall Square
The Taste Festival will take place at the Portes de Megève this summer! A tasting competition will start off the festivities on Friday evening, followed by Taste workshops on Saturday, ending with a friendly coffee in the village square on Sunday.
Tuesday, 31 July – MONT BLANC YOUNG TALENTS’ FESTIVAL
Place: Praz sur Arly Church Square
Don’t miss the Young Talent’s Festival and discover the future stars of the French music scene! And… it’s free! After the Frero Delavega, Joyce Jonathan, Emji (winner of the 2016 New Star award) INCANTÈSIMU and BEAR’S TOWERS, discover Pays du Mont-Blanc performers including Jeanette Berger, a talented singer who has won numerous prizes in Pays de Savoie festivals. Here is an extract from her new album which she will be presenting.
Friday, 3 August – EVASIONS LYRIQUE CONCERT
Time: 21.30 – 22.30
Place: Praz sur Arly Church
A show by three passionate performers: an opera singer, a pianist and a young actress. An attractive and eclectic programme of music and texts.
An habitué of big international stages, (Paris Opera, Les Arts Florissants…) with a warm and powerful voice, Patricia Ponselle likes to be close and complicit with her audiences. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ejlWGnR42A
Actress: Valentine Venezia
– Yves Lavigne
– Hugues Denolly
– Noel Ielantin
Saturday, 4 August – EVENING MEAL AND MYSTERY ENQUIRY WITH THE COSTARD CRAVATE COMPANY
Time: As of 19.30
Place: Maison de la Montagne
For the first time, Praz sur Arly is welcoming the Costard Cravate Company who are organizing a mystery enquiry meal. Will you be able to solve the mystery they have dreamt up, working as a team and making logical deductions? A fun time for all is guaranteed at this unusual event.
Sunday, 5 August – THE CURIOUS TALES OF PRAZ SUR ARLY
Time: As of 10.00.
Place: A circuit
Through this theatrical visit, we want to highlight the changes that have taken place and how we have reinvented the infrastructures in our mountain village resort. Discover the hidden heritage of Praz sur Arly in the XXth century with this unusual trip back in time.
8 to 10 August – CINEMA IN THE MOUNTAINS
Place: Behind the Praz sur Arly Church.
During the day, workshops open to all on inscription, with Gaïné offering initiation to sound-recording and image-mixing. In the evening, free outdoor projection of recent films on such themes as The mountains, a decor for cinema.
11 to 17 August – PERFORMING ARTS WEEK
Times: Various – see below.
Places: Various – see below.
Saturday, 11 August – THE FUEGOLOKO COMPANY INVITE YOU TO THEIR FLAMMENKUCHE SHOW
Flammenkuche is much more than a fire show, it’s an intense moment of clowning around where the audience is constantly solicited, in a swing and groovy style, interspersed with graceful classical interludes, all of it, yes, a bit crazy. In other words, great fun!
Tuesday, 14 August – “LES COLPORTEURS DE RÊVES” SHOW IN THE TOWN AND ON STAGE
Theatre, music, circus acts blend together with strong public interaction: the show is them, the show is you!
An explosive tale of festivity, solidarity and musical interactivity. An invitation to young and old to never give up reaching for their forgotten dreams…
Wednesday, 15 August – JUMBLE SALE and 15th OF AUGUST CELEBRATIONS
Time: As of 10.00.
Shopkeepers’ end-of-summer sale and the locals’ jumble sale all over the village, closed for pedestrians for the occasion.
In the evening, fireworks in the Belles Leisure Park at 22.30 and dancing with DJ Julien.
Friday, 17 August – THE INSTITUTE OF MUSIC-HALL ARTS SHOW
The Institute of Music-Hall Arts is coming to Praz sur Arly to present a show of dancing, singing, juggling and theatre. A very unique performance which will delight all ages.
Saturday, 18 August – RETRO-GAMING
Time: As of 10.00.
Place: Behind the Praz sur Arly Church
Old people spend their days remembering the games of yesteryear and want to pass on their skills and memories. If you like dusty old games, you’ll really enjoy this!
Sunday, 19 August – VINTAGE CAR FESTIVAL
Time: As of 10.00.
Place: In front of the Praz sur Arly Church.
Come and take part in this fun vintage car gathering with about 20 cars offering initiation rides for the benefit of the Sapaudia Association (bone marrow donation). Musical entertainment, waffles and sale of mini cars.
The Satin Doll Sisters will provide great retro musical entertainment.