**The next Transhumance in Saint Remy de Provence is Monday, May 21st
This morning Robin and I drove over the Alpilles to see the Transhumance pass through the town of Saint Remy de Provence. The Transhumance is when, in the Spring, the sheep from the southern plains are led back up to the cooler mountains to graze on the fresh grass there. There are 2000 sheep that pass through the small town of Saint Remy; it’s quite the site to see!
Saint Remy is twinned with a Bavarian town, so we were treated to pretzels and sausages for the festival!
There was a Provencal market in front of the town hall. Notice the impressive amount of wine on the little table in the background. He’s going to have a good lunch!
The main market was a brocante, or antique market. I quite like the look of all these gleaming specimens.
Father and son shepherds.
Goats! Amongst a rather large amount of sheep.
I loved this dude. He was riding on the back of a fellow sheep for a good 100 metres. I was impressed.
It’s all over quite quickly, but I must admit it was fun!