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Snow on Grass Festival, in Sur-Lyand

This Sunday, January 15, the 15th edition of the Snow Festival is organized in the Nordic area of ​​Sur-Lyand/Grand Colombier. As the white coat did not cover the Bugey Mountains, snow-free activities will be offered.
Like kani-rando and gloomy walks with sled dogs. Biathlon (no registration) or archery (for a session of 12 people, no registration) are also planned.
There will be guided walks (on-site registration on the same day) by mountain guides, various topics will be discussed (Nordic walking, Afghan walking, Arva research, etc.). Finally there will be a fatbike ride (online registration in advance). People registered for one of the activities with dogs or fatbikes will have to pay €10, then they will have access to all other activities. Those who are not registered for fat bikes or dog walks will have to buy a 5 euro bracelet from the tourist office stands.

Snow Festival, Sur-Lyand/Grand Colombier Nordic area, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Boats from Corbonod (fire station) and Seyssel Haute-Savoie (village hall) will make round trips to the estate.

Progress Photo Archives/Marc BONNETAIN

At the Château de Pont-de-Veyle, an exhibition on the history of the Saône

An exhibition on the history of the Saône is open until March 19 at the Château de Pont-de-Veyle. Thanks to the borrowing of models and documents from the most diverse, the small world of the river comes to life again. Along the water is revealed the life of the river and those who worked on it and on its banks in the last century. We can thus see – thanks in part to documents lent especially by Louis Bonnamour, a great specialist in river archeology – the Parisian boats that stopped between Chalon-sur-Saône and Lyon; digging the river with archaic tools, the washing machines and boat of a fishing family, life aboard a sailor’s family barge. We evoke needle and lock dams, rafting, boilers, talk about fishing and waterfowl hunting showing nets and traps and also an impressive duck pond. It is about the priory of the island of Grelonges, the rites and beliefs of the water people; floods and culinary traditions associated with fish, such as pochouse and water sports.

Saturdays and Sundays at Château de Pont-de-Veyle, from 2-6 p.m.

A New York atmosphere in a maze on two floors.  Progress Archive/Dominique CAIRON

A New York atmosphere in a maze on two floors. Progress Archive/Dominique CAIRON

The atmosphere of Fort Boyard and the puzzles at the Play in park in Villeurbanne

In Villeurbanne, Play in park is one of the latest arrivals on the landscape of indoor leisure complexes in the Rhône. At 2,700 m², in the old town of antique dealers, it offers a 12-lane bowling alley, a virtual reality room and laser tag.
More unusual, Challenges Cube is inspired by the TV game show Fort Boyard and mixes reflection and action challenges to be solved by the team.

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Progress photo archives/Philippe JUSTE

Progress photo archives/Philippe JUSTE

A glass blowing demonstration

Demonstration organized by La Petite Verrerie, the public is invited to discover the millennial knowledge of mouth-blown glass by the glass master. During this visit, the curious will have the opportunity to see him collecting, kneading, blowing and shaping the glass to transform this molten material into a prestigious object.

Sunday, January 15, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. La Petite verrerie in Chambod (between the campsite and the leisure centre, Hautecourt-Romanèche commune). Such.

Theatre: troupe Les Bons cop’Ain in Maillat

Maillat Actors, the Bons cop’Ain troupe, will be on stage at Maillat Village Hall on Sunday 15th January at 3pm. On the program, a comedy in two acts written by Pascal Guillemaud, The golden roommate. Madame Claude rents two rooms in her large bourgeois house to Chloé, a cabaret dancer, and Lucie, a nurse “in need of a man. Soon a new, more original friend arrives… And it’s a series of misunderstandings, blunders of Agnes, the housekeeper, comical situations, misunderstandings that will greatly entertain the spectators.

Admission: €10 (€9 with reservation), €5 (under 16), free (under 10). Booking is possible on

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