Village which combines the saints, angels and the legend of the devil, in a beautiful natural setting synonymous with beauty. Village unvarnished where each new day brings a feeling of well-being, serenity, located in the valley of the Haute Maurienne (Savoie) at 1750 meters above sea level, surrounded by mountains and glaciers of 3000m.
Bessans has preserved its ancestral character thanks to its inhabitants who are constantly organizing nights “tales and legends” processions in costume once (Day 15 August), music concerts, the live nativity … Throughout the seasons, many cultural, festive and simple distractions are proposed.
Family atmosphere and mountain guarantee.
The legend of Devil Bessans:
A little demon born of insolence
The story tells bessanaise last century, the cantor Vincendet carved a devil holding a priest under his arm, and placed boldly on the window of the local priest. This was the beginning of a dispute between the two men, who went to remove the devil alternately in one and then in the other. The “father the devil” is the sacristan “Etienne des Saints” in 1858.
But it was especially the origin of a tradition as a traveler passing by the window of the sculptor was seduced by the demon of wood he bought immediately. The first devil was the first in a long line perpetuated by artisans Bessanais today.