Bessans is a town in the French department of Savoie in the Rhone -Alpes. Bessans has 340 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) on an area of ​​128.08 km ².

Bessans located in the outer zone of the Vanoise National Park. In Bessans you can practice winter sports. The community provides opportunities for cross-country skiing and ski sports. Also, the national teams of France and other countries train here for the next season. After a landslide below Bessans an Ice Lake, where you can ice skating made ​​.

From Bessans the pilgrim goes to the Rocciamelone through the Vallée de Ribon. At the beginning of this valley stands high above the village on a hilltop, the small chapel Chapelle de Tierce ( 2973 m).

Bessans | Bonneval- sur-Arc | Bramans | Lanslebourg -Mont- Cenis | Lanslevillard | Sollières -Sardières | Termignon

  • Municipality in the department of Savoie
  • Place in Rhône -Alpes