Montchavin les Coches, one of La Plagne's authentic mountain villages, is hosting its first Meuh Week (in French, a cow says "meuh", not "moo"). This assortment of agricultural events takes place Feb. 21-24.

"It means a lot to our farmers to let holiday makers discover what their work is really like," Florence Lesouef of La Plagne told OnTheSnow. "Many of our visitors come from cities and often have a stereotyped vision of what a farmer's life is like. Meuh Week lets them see that our farmers use cutting edge technology, especially in the Beaufort cheese cooperative."

The programme includes guided visits, presentations of local agricultural products, quizzes and farm-themed games, farm visits, and a mini-farm in the village so guests can get up close with goats, cows, and other livestock.

Montchavin les Coches has decided to organise Meuh Week at the repeated request of visitors. "They see how much agriculture is omnipresent in this winter sports resort," says Florence Lesouef, "plus our farmers are more than happy to share their work with curious guests."

Be sure to note that participation in the guided visit (in French) "Beaufort, the cheese-making secrets" Feb. 22, and the afternoon snack in a typical mountain chalet Feb. 24 require advance registration with the tourism office.

A detailed programme is available on the Montchavin les Coches website.

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