|Photograph: Office de Tourism - Sablet|
The village becomes a busy place during the week of the Fete Votive, with locals and visitors gathering to enjoy each others company and the entertainment. Restaurants and cafes are filled each evening.
Here are the diehards ... these kids are back to the Bumper Cars in the morning as their parents come into the village for their fresh bread for breakfast!
Then .. another evening's entertainment begins ....
Everyone comes into the village during the Fete Votive ... including the cool kids!
As I thought about it, I thought about all the fun activities that take place during the Spring, Summer and Fall - the Brocantes, the Vide Greniers, the evening Artisnal Markets, the special dinners at the Cafe des Sports, the Restaurants in the Village and the Wineries, the Journee du Livres, the celebration of the Belle Epoque, the Tour de Sablet Bike Race (VTT), the Petanque Tournament, the Festival des Soupes in the Fall and so on. The Office of Tourism in the village, Commercants and Association Sablet do an incredible amount of work to make our village welcoming and fun.
It is well worth going to a Fete Votive if you are traveling in France and have the opportunity. If you are traveling with children, the Fete Votive is such a great time for the whole family.
I'll leave you with a short video of the music and dancing at a Fete Votive in Sablet!
Bonne Fete a Tous!
Update from the 2014 Fete Votive in Sablet .... these superb the pictures were taken by our good friend and excellent photographer ........