Rochemelon pilgrim

Traditions and folklore, Pilgrimage and procession in Bessans
  • Highest pilgrimage in Europe at 3538m. Mass at 10h. Pilgrims must leave by midnight if they want to arrive in time.

  • A mountain in the Piedmont region which Bonifacius Rotarius climbed on 1 Sept. 1358 to place a representation of the Virgin Mary for surviving her captivity in the Holy Land during the Crusades. A statue of the Virgin, 3 metres high, was raised to the summit in 1899, thanks to a collection made by the children of Italy. Good walkers.
  • Environment
    • In the mountains
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Rates
  • Free
  • On August 5, 2022
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