French Ski Resorts launch Anti-Brexit event in Bourg-Saint-Maurice

Val d’Isère, Tignes, La Plagne and Les Arcs have teamed up to show solidarity with ‘Remain’ supporters in the UK.

Pro-Remain Rally in Bourg St Maurice

The event will take place on Saturday 06 April in Bourg-Saint-Maurice as the last Eurostar train of the season before the (currently scheduled) Brexit leaves for London.

The Bourg St Maurice tourist office will be handing out fresh croissants to all passengers, who will be serenaded by rousing music such as ‘We’ll Meet Again’ by Vera Lynn and the British and French national anthems.

Almost half of the overseas skiers and snowboarders who visit Val d’Isère each winter come from the UK and there is a lot of concern among locals that Brexit will have a significant effect on future bookings.

“It seems unimaginable…”

Michel Giraudy, mayor of Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs, believes

“It seems unimaginable for our parents who built Europe to build a new barrier between France and Great Britain.”

Marc Bauer, Mayor of Val d’Isère, spoke in a similar vein:

“It is unacceptable for the British people living in Haute Tarentaise, and of course for the 500,000 British people who visit our region each winter, to disrupt their holidays in France.”

Katie Hall, 24, works at the Ecole du Ski Français (ESF) in Val d’Isère and is making her own protest by swimming the length of the English Channel (35km) in the local Aquasportif Center. Hall – from Southampton – will swim 200 lengths per day.

Great British Celebration in Les Arcs

Les Arcs have been very pro-UK for several years and have hosted ‘The Great British Celebration‘ for the last three winters.

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