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Latin Mexican parties start on Saturday in Barcelo

With the Latino-Mexican Festivals, Ubaye Tourisme honors each year the link between the Ubaye Valley and Mexico. On the occasion of this 37th edition, and
for the very first time, a big parade of sombreros is organized on Friday August 12th.

More than 2,000 sombreros will be distributed free of charge to participants. The meeting is given at 9.30 a.m. at the Parc de la Sapinière, for the departure, at 10 a.m., of this
extraordinary procession, bringing together visitors, mariachi, folkloric ballet and Aztec dancers, through the streets of Barcelonnette. A colorful day that
promising promise for this event organized this year from August 7 to 15.

A second surprise awaits participants this year! Monday, August 8 UbayeTourisme organizes: “La Noche Mexicana”. A Secret Mexican Party Again
ever seen, placed under the sign of Latin culture and gastronomy. The surprise is total, we simply guess a meal with South American flavors, subtly
elaborated from aperitif to dessert and accompanied by a typical Mexican concert.
The location will be kept secret until the last minute. The organizer nonetheless arouses curiosity by announcing that he will welcome his guests to “a treasure
architecture of the Ubaye Valley”.
The price for the evening is set at €65. Participants are encouraged to dress in the colors of Mexico. This unusual reception promises to delight lovers of surprises and
trip who will therefore book their evening “blind”.
Finally, this 2022 edition also celebrates the 17th anniversary of the twinning of Barcelonnette with the municipality of Valle de Bravo. On this occasion the capital of the
Vallée de l’Ubaye welcomes a delegation from Valle de Bravo from August 6 to 12, made up of elected officials, journalists, musicians and chefs, its twin

In total, between 40,000 and 50,000 visitors are expected between August 7 and 15. For 10 days of rich and varied programming. Musical workshops
and food, wanderings, concerts, parties… punctuate the event and highlight all aspects of Mexican and Latin American culture.
Kitchen workshop

With chefs Patricia Garduño, Adryen Tryoen and Alan pina
Registration at the Tourist Office (04 92 81 04 71) or online ( Garduño was born in Mexico City and lived for several years in the United States and
India before settling in France in 2002. She was trained at the Paul Bocuse Institute in
2016 and works today to “raise awareness of Mexican cuisine through a subtle
marriage of innovation and fusion of flavors”. She is now a chef at home and
gives cooking lessons. She is keen to introduce people to traditional cuisine
Mexican, which is inscribed on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Humanity of UNESCO since 2010.
-Adrien Tryoen is a 36-year-old young entrepreneur and chef and pastry chef. Born
in France, he studied between Saint-Michel-Mont-Mercure and La Rochelle, where he eventually
continued for 7 years, first as a second in the kitchen, then pastry chef,
then chief. Married to Mélusina Ordorica, of Mexican origin, he settled in Mexico in
2011 where together they created the same year the restaurant “Soleado Cocina del
Mundo” in Valle de Bravo, a charming address where world cuisine is at
Born in Mexico City, his passion for gastronomy developed very early. Of the
at an early age he was already developing menus for his family. He then studied
at the “Colegio Superior de Gastronomía” in Mexico City while simultaneously exercising its
passion at the restaurant “Viva Madrid Polanco”. Later the restaurant opened a
“VE Cocina Española” branch in Valle de Bravo. He is now one of
founding partners of this company for which he is also responsible
operations and kitchen, as well as its catering division.
Musical workshop for children
-Lavinia Negrete is a Mexican singer-songwriter. She got her
Diploma in Gregorian Chant and Cultural Management at the “Escuela Superior de Mùsica Sacra” in
Guadalajara. She has performed internationally, and collaborated musically on several
short films. For 6 years she has been the director of the community choir of Valle de Bravo.
From 12 years old – Mandatory registration at the tourist office 04 92 81 04 71 or online


Strong symbols of Mexican culture, the Mariachi are eagerly awaited every year.
in Barcelona. During all the festivals, they will animate squares and streets to the sound of their
characteristic music. Revolutionary or love songs, nobody
can remain insensitive to their charm.
photo credits ©Claude Gouron
➢ Mariachi Tierra Querida: The troupe, made up of around ten musicians,
performs the greatest classics of traditional Mexican music.
The Mariachi Tierra Querida participate in many festivals throughout
Europe, particularly in France and Spain, the most important of which remains the
Latino-Mexican festivals in August in Barcelonnette.
➢ Mariachi CoraSon de Mexico: The CoraSon mariachi group from Mexico
shares his passion for Mexican culture through a varied repertoire
composed of Huapango, Son jarocho and of course, Son Jaliscience. To that
are added the traditional airs of the Revolution and innumerable Boléros
inviting a total change of scenery.
Danza Prehispanica Tonatiuh

The pre-Hispanic dance troupe Danza Prehispánica Tonatiuh returns this year.
Dancers and musicians disseminate and highlight Aztec rites and traditions.
Their spiritual and cultural approach and their benevolent attitude had conquered the
public of Barcelonnette last summer


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