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Bessans tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bessans in Savoie

Photo is of Bonneval-sur-Arc at 7 km from Bessans

Visit Bessans: highlights and tourist information

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Bessans is situated in the Savoie department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bonneval-sur-Arc at 7 km and Vanoise National Park at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bessans, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Bessans in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction north-east)

At Bonneval, listed among the 'most beautiful villages of France', you...

See Bonneval-sur-Arc guide
Vanoise National Park

Vanoise National Park

National Parc at 13 km (direction west)

The stunning mountain scenery in the Vanoise National Park...

See Vanoise National Park guide
Val d'Isere

Val d'Isere

Ski resort at 14 km (direction west)

Home to the Alpine Ski World Cup and part...

See Val d'Isere guide


Ski resort at 18 km (direction north-north-west)

The ski resort of Tignes is made up of several...

See Tignes guide


Ski resort at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

Courchevel, ski resort in the 'Three Valleys region', is also popular with...

See Courchevel guide
Les Arcs

Les Arcs

Ski resort at 32 km (direction north-west)

Centred around Bourg-Saint-Maurice and within the Paradiski ski region, the...

See Les Arcs guide
Val Thorens

Val Thorens

Ski resort at 33 km (direction west)

The high altitude skiing at Val Thorens mean it has a longer...

See Val Thorens guide


Ski resort at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

Part of the extensive 'Trois Vallées' ski region, Meribel...

See Meribel guide


at 45 km (direction south-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

The picturesque mountain village of Nevache is well placed...

See Nevache guide


Ski resort at 46 km (direction west-north-west)

The low-rise buildings and traditional materials help preseve the charm of...

See Valmorel guide
Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier

Ski resort at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

Serre-Chevalier is an extensive alpine ski region, based around...

See Serre Chevalier guide


Ski resort at 54 km (direction south-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

The town of Briancon is best known for its...

See Briancon guide


at 55 km (direction north-west)

Beaufort is one of the smallest Alpine ski resorts, which attracts skiers...

See Beaufort guide


at 61 km (direction west-north-west)

Albertville is a large active town, with Conflans, a pretty village...

See Albertville guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Savoie

Map of places to visit near Bessans


Markets in and near Bessans

  • Val d'Isere: market Monday all day (14km)
  • Tignes: market Sunday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Tignes: market Thursday all day & Sunday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Brides-les-Bains: market Wednesday (36km)
  • Bourg-Saint-Maurice: market Saturday (37km)
  • Le Monetier-les-Bains: market Friday - seasonal market only (54km)

More information about Bessans, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Bessans, France

What to do at Bessans? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Bessans.

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col de l'Iseran (11km)

Geography and distances

Bessans is in the east of France at 89 kilometres from Chambery, the department capital (general information: Bessans is 527 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bessans

Canton: Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

Department: Savoie

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 73480

Distance to Bessans

from Chambery (prefecture): 89 km

from Paris: 527 km

from Calais: 733 km

from Nice: 181 km

from Bordeaux: 597 km

from Strasbourg: 367 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Bessans from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bonneval-sur-Arc.

This page in French: Visiter Bessans

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