Altitude: 1750 Meters

Bessans in short

  • Sunny ski resort
  • Historical sites to visit
  • Near Val Cenis

The sunny ski resort of Bessans situated at an altitude of 1750 meters above sea level, is on the edge of the National Parc Vanoise and is a perfect place for nature lovers as well as those looking for a quiet ski holiday. There are only around 350 inhabitants in the tiny ski resort of Bessans and this means there is an authentic village atmosphere here.

Each winter there are some great events organised in the resort of Bessans and the ski area of Val Cenis is easily accessible. Bessans is known for its prehistoric paintings in local caves. The village's chapel, La Chapelle Saint Antoine, built in 1376, is part of a large network of highly-prized chapels in the region.

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 Apres-ski & entertainment Bessans

Restaurants 9 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 4 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos - Concert hall -
Cinema -  

 Ski school and ski lessons Bessans

No. of ski schools 1Private ski lessons € 43
No. of ski instructors 8Ski lessons6 Days, 12 Hours, € 120
Area for beginners - Snowboarding lessons -
Ski lessons in - Cross-country skiing6 Days, 12 Hours, € 119

 Facilities Bessans

No. of hotels 2 Supermarkets -
Total no. of hotel beds - Banks -
Total no. of beds -

 Tourist information for Bessans

Office de tourisme de Haute Maurienne Vanoise
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 Distances from Bessans

Railway station
Modane approx. 35 km by bus
Lyon approx. 230 km by bus
From the motorway:Near the motorway

 Bessans for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet -
Playground Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities Bessans

Public sauna - Footpaths 22 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descent -
Public solarium - Indoor ice rink
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness Curling -
Indoor swimming pool - Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding
Paragliding - Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court - Toboggan run
Squash court -

Ski blog about Bessans

25 April 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

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Val Cenis

Val Cenis
Total slopes 112 (km)
Green slopes 20 km
Blue slopes 30 km
Red slopes 42 km
Black slopes 20 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (25 )
Drag lifts 10
Chair lifts 13
Gondola lifts 2
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