• Historic site and monument

Chapel Saint-Antoine

What can you discover in this chapel? First 40 juxtaposed painted panels recounting the life of Christ, but in the local context and with details of peasant life from medieval times ... And much more!

Historic site and monument Chapel Saint-Antoine Bessans


Bessans (73480)
Animals not allowed
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours on request

The chapel and its many painted decorations date from the end of the Middle Ages. These murals cover three of the four walls of the chapel and place the life of Christ in a familiar setting: objects, costumes and architecture are inspired by what was in Bessans at the time.
But these are not the only treasures in the chapel: discover also a fine collection of Baroque sculptures in brightly painted wood. And if you look up… you can also admire the exceptional carved and polychrome wooden coffered ceiling that represents a starry sky… an evocation of paradise!

Reservation for groups by reservation:
sandrine.perez@fondation-facim.fr (04 79 60 59 02)

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    Free access.


    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Languages of documentation : English, French
    Languages visits : German, English, French, Italian


    From 18/06 to 30/06/2024 between 3 pm and 6 pm.
    Closed on Monday.

    From 02/07 to 31/08/2024
    Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 3 pm and 6 pm. On Sunday between 3 pm and 6 pm.
    Closed on Monday.

    Labels and rating

    Town of Art & History
    19th C
    15th C
    17th C
    18th C
    Classified at the monuments and historic sites


    73480 Bessans
    Information update on 24/04/2024 by Fondation Facim