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This competition was part of a round for the European championship in dogsled racing. It took place in a small French village in the Jura, Les Fourgs, right at the border with Switzerland. It was a beautiful day. After weeks of freezing cold, the temperature was mild, the snow fresh and the sun was shining. 1200 dogs were competing, 250 mushers from ten different countries. The carriages had 4, 6, 8 and sometimes 12 dogs from Poland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and France. It was a very popular event, like a party. There was even a circus company, entertaining between the races. Music, food, and dogs barking made the atmosphere quite vibrant and festive.
In the end, it was a perfect day for both children and grown-ups, in such a beautiful landscape. It was definitely worth going.