transhumance

/tranzˈhjuːməns,trɑːnzˈhjuːməns,transˈhjuːməns,trɑːnsˈhjuːməns/

noun

  1. the action or practice of moving livestock from one grazing ground to another in a seasonal cycle, typically to lowlands in winter and highlands in summer.

 

Every year the sheep breeders' union of the Gard organises the festival of transhumance at Espérou on the flanks of Mount Aigoual.

An opportunity to see herds arrive with their fancy pompoms at Esperou. In addition to the arrival of sheep on Sunday morning, you can enjoy various pastoral displays including shearing and working dogs demonstrations.

A producer and craft market is held throughout the day with a welcome party at the farm.

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