This blue route will take you to discover the Saint-Claude chapel and the Saint Antoine chapel, emblematic of Bessans.

Sport Snowshoe route of the Chapels Bessans


Departing from Bessans (73480)
Average length : 02h30
Total elevation gain : 45m
Distance : 5.3km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Saint-Claude was invoked to guard against the harmful effects of frosts due to late snowfalls.
The Saint-Antoine Chapel, a listed monument, dates from the 16th century. The exterior frescoes represent the procession of Vices and Virtues as well as Saint-Antoine and characters relating to its construction.

From the car park, opposite the Espace sportif Le Carreley, turn left and join the starting panel for the pedestrian, snowshoe and fatbike routes. The route runs along the D902. Turn left and cross the road. Walk between open and wooded spaces and reach the alpine domain. Go along the Arc on the right bank. Cross over the bridge and follow the route in the open field, cross the D902a road and reach the houses, passing next to the St-Claude Chapel. Climb the small hill and reach the Chapelle St-Antoine. From there follow the route that joins the starting point.


Free access.


Animals allowed
Languages spoken : French
Languages of documentation : French

Period of practice

From 01/12 to 30/04.

Subject to snow conditions.

  • Pets welcome


Le Carreley 73480 Bessans
Departing from : Bessans (73480)
Latitude : 45.322502 - Longitude : 7.001786
On : Bonneval-sur-Arc (73480), Bessans (73480)
Information update on 15/02/2023 by Haute Maurienne Vanoise Tourisme