Located at the entrance to the Avérole valley and the Ribon valley, the Pointe de Tierce offers an exceptional 360° panorama.
The view over the Avérole valley is breathtaking: the Pointe de Charbonnel (3,752 m), the Bessanèse (3,592 m), the Albaron (3,637 m), the Pointes de l’Ouillarse (3,435 m), the Ouille Allegra (3,130 m).
A mythical summit with its chapel and its cross! Every year, on 16 July, a pilgrimage takes place to the chapel of Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel: writings locate the origin of this high mountain chapel before 1446, certainly one of the oldest in Europe.
The cross located 50 metres below the chapel overlooking the village of Bessans was erected to protect it from avalanches in winter.
From Bessans, take the track that leads to the Ribon valley and turn left at the Sainte-Anne oratory-shelter. The path first crosses a forest of larches and then a sheep pasture. The whole path is narrow and steep. An unforgettable hike with a view of all the great summits of the area.