Lo Camentran - The Carnival of Courmayeur
- 21 February 2020 - 25 February 2020
From Friday 21 to Tuesday 25 February
Announcement of the Carnival in the streets of the center of Courmayeur and in the villages by the Lé Beuffon de Courmayeur group.
Sunday 23 February
Children’s Carnival: at 3pm parade of children masked from Piazza Brocherel to the Hotel Courmayeur. At 4pm animation and snack.
Monday 24 February
Masked Ball: 9.30pm dancing evening with Lady Barbara and awarding of the most beautiful masks.
Tuesday 25 Febraury
12.30pm: Distribution of the traditional “seuppa” (soup) in Abbé Henry square
2.30pm: Floats parade with the Courmayeur – La Salle band, the group Lé Beuffon de Courmayeur and Carnival groups guests
4.30pm: snack for children with entertainment and award ceremony
At New Sunny Side Restaurant – free entrance
6pm Baby Dance
10pm DJ Rama
Midnight – Masks prize
A riot of colors, sounds and flavors of tradition, which mixes with a current, ironic and often irreverent soul: this is the Carnival at the foot of Mont Blanc or rather lo Camentran which means “Entering into Lent”.
On Shrove Tuesday, “lo Vioù e la Viéille” of each hamlet, i.e. the masks of the old man and old woman, go around the town announcing the arrival of Carnival with the sound of cowbells while the streets spread a delicious scent of “seuppa”, the typical soup that is distributed in Abbé Henry square at lunchtime with fontina cheese, sausages and black bread.
Fun, cheerfulness and lightheartedness for everyone.
In the afternoon the cheerful group of “Beuffon”, the colorful army that has the task of maintaining order during the day, invades the streets of the center, accompanying the parade of allegorical floats, whose themes are inspired by local events of the year. After the parade snack for children with animation and prize giving of the wagons.
- Traditional festival with allegorical floats
- Suitable for adults and children
- Typical masks
- Simple and genuine food