• Historic site and monument

Notre-Dame des Grâces chapel

Located in front of the hamlet of Villaron, it has experienced enlargements, reconstructions over the years following the damage of avalanches. Ex-voto, wedding crowns decorate its inner gate, witnesses of a tradition still alive in Bessans.

Historic site and monument Notre-Dame des Grâces chapel Bessans


Bessans (73480)
Unguided individual tours available permanently

The Chapel of Our Lady of Graces was recently restored. Above the entrance door, one can see a carved wooden panel representing a Virgin, probably due to Clappier's chisels.
Over the years, reconstructions have been necessary due to the damage caused by avalanches.
It is said that on the inner gate there are ex-votos and bridal wreaths that the newlyweds deposited here during the summer pilgrimage.
To the left of the chapel is a wooden cross, bearing a bronze plaque on which one can read "In memory of Mathieu Vincendet, who died accidentally on 1st September 1920 in his 44th year, Pray for him".


Free access.


Languages informatives signs : French


From 15/05 to 01/11, daily.

Labels and rating

15th C

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73480 Bessans

Leaving Bessans, after about 2 kms on the D902 in the direction of Bonneval sur Arc, you will find it on your right.

Information update on 05/05/2022 by Haute Maurienne Vanoise Tourisme