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Bessans

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Bessans - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Savoie
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Located at 1750 m altitude, Bessans is a traditional village, typical of the Haute Maurienne, on the edge of the Vanoise National Park and Italy.

Whatever the season, this authentic village and family welcomes you and offers many cultural activities and / or sports but also many animations.

Bessans is also a village where tradition lives on through nature in the wild, religious festivals and sculpture.

Summer or winter, you'll discover the magnificent landscapes of middle and high mountain flora and fauna preserved.

Local cuisine:

The Bessannais stuffed cabbage, pork, vegetables, cooked in a cloth;

Cabbage "to read";

The "agnelos" kind of large ravioli;

The Fraque, Bessannais kind of Crozet;

Tartiflette: Reblochon, baked potato;

Fondue: cheese, bread;

Raclette: cheese, sausage, potatoes;

Cheese: Beaufort, Tomme de Savoie, St Anthony, goat cheese ...

Geographical information

MunicipalityBessans
Postcode73480
Latitude45.3198920 (N 45° 19’ 12”)
Longitude6.9934600 (E 6° 59’ 36”)
AltitudeFrom 1673m to 3754m
Surface area128.08 km²
Population347 inhabitants
Density2 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChambéry (86 mi, 1h44)
Insee code73040
IntercommunalityCC Haute-Maurienne Vanoise
DepartmentSavoie
TerritoryAlps
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alps

Nearest cities & towns

Bonneval-sur-Arc4.4 mi (15 min)
Val Cenis5.9 mi (20 min)
Val-d'Isère8.9 mi (27 min)
Val-Cenis9.1 mi (27 min)
Tignes11.2 mi (32 min)
Aussois13.8 mi (38 min)
Pralognan-la-Vanoise13.9 mi (38 min)
Avrieux15.1 mi (41 min)
Planay16 mi (43 min)
Villarodin-Bourget16.1 mi (43 min)
La Norma16.6 mi (44 min)
Champagny-en-Vanoise17.3 mi (46 min)
Modane17.6 mi (47 min)
Peisey-Nancroix18.4 mi (49 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Detailed information

Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc
One of the biggest international dog sled racesFrom 12 to 23 january 2019

Photos

Village Bessans
Village Bessans
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Hamlet Avérole
Hamlet Avérole
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District Bessans old
District Bessans old
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Bessans the sky
Bessans the sky
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Hamlet Avérole
Hamlet Avérole
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Lakes Bessans
Lakes Bessans
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Ibex
Ibex
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Devil Bessans
Devil Bessans
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Museum housing
Museum housing
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Alpine Climbing in
Alpine Climbing in
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Alpine Skiing
Alpine Skiing
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Ski Nordic Kids
Ski Nordic Kids
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Nordic
Nordic
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Internship roller
Internship roller
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Via ferrata
Via ferrata
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Nordic
Nordic
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Live Nativity
Live Nativity
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Costume Bessanais
Costume Bessanais
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Hay Festival
Hay Festival
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Concert
Concert
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Bessans view of the road Iseran
Bessans view of the road Iseran
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Valley Bessans for road Iseran
Valley Bessans for road Iseran
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Bessans seen Collet
Bessans seen Collet
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Devil Bessans
Devil Bessans
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Ecot Hamlet
Ecot Hamlet
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Hamlet Ecot
Hamlet Ecot
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Ecot Hamlet
Ecot Hamlet
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Hamlet saw Ecot Trail Evettes
Hamlet saw Ecot Trail Evettes
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Top valley Ecot
Top valley Ecot
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Autumn in the valley the Ecot
Autumn in the valley the Ecot
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Vincendières of Hamlet
Vincendières of Hamlet
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Hamlet of Vincendières
Hamlet of Vincendières
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Hamlet Avérole saw the Oratory Notre Dame de la Garde
Hamlet Avérole saw the Oratory Notre Dame de la Garde
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Top valley Avérole
Top valley Avérole
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Vallon Avérole and refuge Avérole in May
Vallon Avérole and refuge Avérole in May
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Weather

Friday 18 january
Min. -13°C - Max. -4°C
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Saturday 19 january
Min. -13°C - Max. -3°C
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Sunday 20 january
Min. -15°C - Max. -2°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The village of Bessans is one of seven villages in the Haute-Maurienne Vanoise with Bonneval-sur-Arc, one of the most beautiful villages in France, Val Cenis Vanoise (combining the three villages Lanslevillard, and Lansleboug Termignon) Sollières- Sardières, Bramans.

In winter, enjoy all these ski resorts, where you'll have something for everyone: skiing, downhill skiing, walking, snowshoeing, ski touring, ice climbing, dog sledding ...

In summer, discover through many activities, a rich flora and fauna on land, in the heart of the Vanoise National Park: hiking and mountain walking, climbing, mountaineering and glacier hiking, rollerblading, horseback riding, swimming, adventure in trees, via ferrata ...

Besides the many activities on site!

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Rafting on the Isère and the Doron de Bozel
Sports sensations50 € to 62 € Aime-la-Plagne (23 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bramanette mountain pasture
HikeIntermediate5h00Val-Cenis (12.5 mi)
The botanical trail and cascade des poux
HikeEasy2h10Courchevel (16.9 mi)
Dent du villard
HikeAthletic5h10Courchevel (16.9 mi)
A walk around lake rosière
Snowshoe hikeAthletic3h00Courchevel (17.8 mi)
The descent from mont bel air
Snowshoe hikeAthletic3h45Courchevel (17.9 mi)

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Campsites

Hotels

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