Bessans Tourism

Bessans is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It is located in the valley of Maurienne and crossed by the Arc river. Nestled in the center of a former glacial through, it is renowned for its large Nordic skiing domain in the winter and for its trekking and mountain climbing opportunities in the Summer. Surrounded by lush fauna and flora, the village is characterised by its rich heritage, where wall paintings, Baroque chapels, engraved stones and artisan sculptors are inextricably linked. The legend of the Devil of Bessans admirably describes the originality of this traditional culture that is still very much alive today.


Home to pretty treasures, Bessans is France's best kept secret. The nearest major city to Bessans is Annecy. Annecy, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Lake Annecy, Gorges Du Fier, La Vieille Ville. Popular vacation packages of Bessans are of 1-2 days.

Bessans is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

  • Know the pollution level of Bessans before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 27.59 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bessans

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.08 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 96.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 93.88 USD

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