Fête de la Transhumance
From Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June 2022
Die – Vercors

Shepherd and Shepherdess take a guided tour !

Who are the men and women living and working in pasture lands every summer ? What do we know about their job and their lives up there ?

Come and discover their daily lives and the landscapes surrounding them at La fête de la Transhumance 2022 a historic event celebrating its 30th birthday this year.

Demonstrations, meetings, concerts, screenings, tale telling, exhibitions, strolls, tasting sessions, local market and other surprises will be part of the festival.

Friday 17th June – The ramparts – Die : Inauguration & night watch with the flock
Let the sound of words and music carry you through the sweetness of a delicate summer night.

Saturday 18th June – City centre – Die : Festive day in the historical centre of Die
Discover many cultural activities such as demonstrations, meetings, exhibitions, local market and the not-to-be-missed great meal of the festival !

Saturday 18th June – The ramparts – Die : Festive evening
In the shade of the 2000 year-old walls, enjoy grills of lamb and a festive concert with an amazing view on the cliffs of Glandasse.

Sunday 19th June – Col du Rousset : A stroll among the mountain pastures
Ready to take an overview ? Go to the ski station of Col du Rousset and have a walk to explore the beautiful landscapes of the Vercors.

Where to find the ewes during the festival ?

Friday 17th June :
– “ En route petits bergers ! – Stroll – 17:00 – Departure Porte Sainte Marcel – Die
– Flock of 200 ewes – from 18:30 to 20:00 – The Ramparts – Die

Saturday 18th June :
– Presentation of the different breeds of ewes – from 9:00  to 17:30 – Place du Mazel – Die
– Ewe-shearing and wool-sorting – 10:30, 14:00 and 15:30 – Place du Mazel – Die
– Flock of 200 ewes – from 18:00  to 20:00  – The Ramparts – Die

Sunday 19th June :
– Arrival of the ewe flock – around 10:00 – Col du Rousset station
– Flock of 1800 ewes – from 11:00 to 16:00 – Col du Rousset station
– Sheepdog demonstrations with ewe flock – 10:30, 11:30, 15:00 and 16:00 – Col du Rousset station
– Departure of the ewe flock for the highlands – around 17:00 – Col du Rousset station

The majority of the events of La Fête de la Transhumance are free. Please check the program for the paid events, and the ones requiring reservation.

In order to facilitate the work of breeders and shepherds, dogs are not allowed on the event.

The Ramparts can only be reached on foot in a 15-minute ascent from the city centre. Parking spot : Meyrosse.

There is no cash machine at the Col du Rousset station.