• Historic site and monument

Saint-Etienne chapel

Located at the exit of the village of Bessans, its construction dates back to the first half of the 15th century. The exterior wall painting and two paintings made in the 16th century by local artists are particularly interesting.

Historic site and monument Saint-Etienne chapel Bessans


Bessans (73480)
Animals allowed
Not allowed to be visited

Dedicated to Saint-Etienne, it is one of the churches and chapels of the "chemin du baroque". Founded in 1444 by Jean-Jean, an inhabitant of Bessans, it has on its façade the representation of many saints.
Inside, behind the altarpiece, there is a painting by Dominique Anselmet, an artist from Bonneval, where you can see Sainte-Agathe, Saint-Antoine and Saint-Felix. The statues of Saint John and the Virgin are the work of Clappier.

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    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Languages informatives signs : French


    From 01/07 to 31/08/2024, daily.
    Access to the interior of the building is prohibited due to security work (the interior vault, too damaged, threatens to collapse).

    Labels and rating

    15th C

    • Pets welcome
    • Not open to the public
    • Parking


    Rue Saint-Etienne 73480 Bessans

    At the East exit of Bessans, on the D902 in the rue Saint-Etienne.

    Information update on 18/04/2024 by Haute Maurienne Vanoise Tourisme