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Haute Maurienne, Bessans, groupe d'enfants en ski de fond, montagnes enneigées en fond
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Surrounded by 3 000m high peaks, this village is famous for its St Anthony Chapel, a gem of religious art housing 15C frescoes.

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  • Chapelle St-Antoine Recommended Recommended

    F - 73480 Bessans

    Frescoes on the theme of the Virtues and Vices - in poor condition - decorate the outside of the 14C chapel. Inside, however, other frescoes on two levels, illustrating Christ's life, are in a much better state of preservation. The way the characters..

  • Avérole Valley Recommended Recommended

    F - 73480 Bessans

    The valley retains several unspoilt typical Haute Maurienne villages (La Goula, Vincendières, Avérole), which may be seen on the way up to the Avérole refuge, sited in a lovely high-mountain landscape (2 210m). Numerous surrounding glaciers feed torr..

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