• Sport

Castle Rock

Fancy setting off on a treasure hunt? From Bessans or Bonneval, embark
on a quest for ancient rock paintings and uncover the mysteries hidden
on the Rocher du Château. A prehistoric adventure that'll take you back
in time and whet your curiosity.

Sport Castle Rock Bessans


Departing from Bessans (73480)
Average length : 01h00
Total elevation gain : 25m
Vertical drop : 25m
Distance : 4.2km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Take just a few more steps along the Chemin du Petit Bonheur to embark
on a journey back in time to the prehistoric era.
As you amble down by the Arc river, to the peaceful hum of the bees and
the babbling of the languid stream, your thoughts start to wander.
As soon as you leave the banks of the river, the time machine starts up.
It drops you in front of the Rocher du Château and its rock paintings. How
many deer can you count?

To guide you in the field, consult the "step-by-step" directional diagram provided in pdf.


Free access.


Animals allowed

Pets allowed on leash only.

Period of practice

From 15/05 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable weather.

  • Pets welcome
  • Parking nearby
  • Covered picnic area
  • Picnic area
  • Themed path


Pont du Villaron 73480 Bessans
Departing from : Bessans (73480)
Latitude : 45.331659 - Longitude : 7.016029

By bus: Line S53 - Le Villaron stop
By car: From Bessans, RD902 to Villaron parking lot.
du Villaron car park.

Information update on 19/04/2024 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise