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Goat Eaters Brotherhood!

bellegarde-en-marche coat of armsAt Bellegarde-en-Marche (23 Creuse Limousin), the locals are so keen on goat that a Confrerie (or brotherhood) of Goat Meat Eaters (la confrérie des mangeurs de chèvres) has been established  to celebrate the local delicacy. However it is thought that the tradition goes back more to the use of sharpened goat horn to fight off the perfidious English than the animal’s meat.

In 2009 the Confrerie celebrates on 27 November 2016 (not confirmed), usually the last Sunday in November each year, with a parade of goats through the village and a banquet based on goat meat! The village  lies in a very rural part of France between Clermont Ferrand (50 miles)  and Limoges  (60 miles).

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