Vue extérieure de la chapelle Notre Dame des Grâces à Bessans

Notre-Dame des Grâces chapel

Historic site and monument, Religious building, Chapel in Bessans

Free
  • 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.

  • 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...
    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".
  • Environment

    • In the mountains
Services
  • Equipment

    • Parking nearby
  • Services

    • Self-guided visits (groups only)
    • Self-guided visits
  • Rates
  • Free
Openings

Openings

  • From May 15, 2022 until November 1, 2022
    Opened Everyday
On the spot
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