You probably know her already? Sophie la Girafe, but you might not know her place of birth! Guess what? It was created and is still made by Vulli factory in Rumilly (20 km from Annecy). The girafe was born on May 25th in the year 1961, on Saint Sophie’s day. In those days, the only …

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Monchus Map

The Monchus Map is a map according to Savoyards This post is specially for Marty (my favourite Monchu)! In Patois Savoyards, Monchus means Monsieur, but this was the nickname of the well dressed Parisians tourists. This is a joke…so do not take it seriously… Monchus sympas = nice people Monchus attardés = mentally retarded person …

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duck fleas

Duck fleas

Because our lake has pure waters, it also welcome little animals…even those we do not want…like Duck fleas! Swimmer’s itch, also known as lake itch, duck itch, cercarial dermatitis and schistosome cercarial dermatitis is a short-term immune reaction occurring in the skin of humans that have been infected by water-borne schistosomatidae. Symptoms, which include itchy, …

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Savoie's flag

Savoie’s Flag

The Savoie’s Flag (above) is a white cross with a red background, the cross is reaching the sides of the flag. Do not get confused with the square Swiss flag with a small white cross in the red. In 1315, Amédée V from Savoie, Count of Savoie from 1285 to 1323, helped the St Jean …

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