La Nuit des Fées

Where else do you have the major festival called ‘The Night of the Fairies’? There are caves on the Tour d’Ai (pronounced ay-ee) where the fairies live. The whole Ormonts Valley is full of legends and stories about mythical beings, particularly little devils (Les Diablerets).  I think it must have been a great way to pass the long winter nights by the fire.  It is a fun night celebrated in the middle of summer in August. There is a grand parade, and the village is humming with stalls, food and drink. The kids love it, getting to stay up very late.