In Bessans, we meet the devil at the bend of fountains, in shops and even on schools and houses. With cross-country skiing, it is even the symbol of the village!
Bessans and the devil is a whole story. In 1857, a dispute between the brotherhood of the Bessans singers and the village priest was “resolved” thanks to a wooden sculpture representing the devil holding a priest under his arm…. Since then, the tradition has continued!
Take a stroll through the streets of the village and take a break at the “Chapoteur”, the woodcarving workshop where Georges and Fabrice Personnaz sculpt devils and thus maintain the legend!