The Daffodils in Gerardmer – France


In fact within a radius of 10 km, the Daffodils cover almost all the meadows. The scene is stunning, as beyond this area “the hummer flower” (from its name given in the past) rarefies.

Daffodils grow in so large quantities around Gerardmer that they gave the idea for a flower parade that became a real popular festival gathering thousands of persons in the town streets.

Everything began in April 1934 when a group of friends from Gerardmer motorbike association comes back from a ride with engines decorated with daffodils. These guys had the idea to do the same thing the following year but organizing a festival.

The first festival was organized on 22nd April 1935 and there already were thousands of spectators according to the newspapers of the time.

In April 1936 there was the first election of the Queen of Daffodils.

Since then the festival takes place every second year, on  April !


Σε ακτίνα 10 χιλιομέτρων, οι νάρκισσοι καλύπτουν σχεδόν όλα τα λιβάδια.

Οι νάρκισσοι μεγαλώνουν σε τόσο μεγάλες ποσότητες γύρω από το Gerardmer που έδωσαν την ιδέα για μια παρέλαση με λουλούδια που έγινε ένα πραγματικό δημοφιλές φεστιβάλ που συγκεντρώνει χιλιάδες ανθρώπους στους δρόμους της πόλης.

Όλα ξεκίνησαν τον Απρίλιο του 1934 όταν μια ομάδα φίλων από την ένωση μοτοσικλετών Gerardmer κάνουν μια βόλτα με τις μηχανές τους διακοσμημένες με νάρκισσους.

Αυτοί οι τύποι είχαν την ιδέα να κάνουν το ίδιο πράγμα το επόμενο έτος, αλλά διοργανώνοντας ένα φεστιβάλ.

Το πρώτο φεστιβάλ διοργανώθηκε στις 22 Απριλίου 1935 και υπήρξαν ήδη χιλιάδες θεατές σύμφωνα με τις εφημερίδες της εποχής.

Τον Απρίλιο του 1936 υπήρξε η πρώτη εκλογή της βασίλισσας των Νάρκισσων. Από τότε το φεστιβάλ λαμβάνει χώρα κάθε 2 χρόνια, τον Απρίλιο!!!


28 comments on “The Daffodils in Gerardmer – France

    • Good morning Savvy!!! For you with all my love ❤


      by William Wordsworth

      I wandered lonely as a cloud
      That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
      When all at once I saw a crowd,
      A host, of golden daffodils;
      Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
      Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

      Continuous as the stars that shine
      And twinkle on the milky way,
      They stretched in never-ending line
      Along the margin of a bay:
      Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
      Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

      The waves beside them danced, but they
      Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
      A poet could not be but gay,
      In such a jocund company:
      I gazed'and gazed'but little thought
      What wealth the show to me had brought:

      For oft, when on my couch I lie
      In vacant or in pensive mood,
      They flash upon that inward eye
      Which is the bliss of solitude;
      And then my heart with pleasure fills,
      And dances with the daffodils.


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