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Make holiday rental in Bessans, France your home away from home

Bessans self-catering accommodation is located in the Savoie Department of the Rhone-Alpes region of southeastern France. Here, in the Haute Maurienne, you’ll be at one of Europe’s top ski areas, and at Bessans you’ll find a fantastic setting for alpine and cross-country skiing. In summer there’s also plenty to do, with a host of outdoor activities available.

Things to do in Bessans, France

Thanks to the high altitude of the resort next to Bessans holiday chalets you’ll be able to expect excellent snow coverage in winter. Many people head for Bessans to enjoy cross-country skiing - set at 1750 metres in elevation are more than 80 kilometres of marked trails for this activity. It’s one of the best ways to experience the spectacular landscape, with your route guiding you through forest. There’s also great downhill skiing to be had between the months of December and April. This compact resort offers three slopes, totalling three kilometres in length, served by two lifts. In the village of Bressan there are some important pieces of architectural heritage – the Saint-Anthony Vault is a rectangular religious building featuring oratories and frescoes, and built in the early 1500s. The nearby Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church is from at least the 14th Century, with a bell-tower that could be even older than that. If you arrive at a holiday rental in Bessans during the summer then there’s just as much to see and do. At this time of year you can enjoy the landscape on foot or by bike – guided nature walks are also available in summer. Fishing is an ever popular activity, while for some the main reason to come to Haute Mauienne in the warmer months is to enjoy some rock climbing, with a number of excellent climbs within easy reach of the village.

Places to visit on holiday in Bessans, France

At Bessans self-catering chalets you’ll be minutes from Bonneval, which is listed as one of France’s most beautiful villages. It’s known for its attractive stone buildings, and in the winter months you could also make your way here to enjoy the 25 kilometres of ski trails.

Weather in Bessans, France

Given the elevation of holiday accommodation in Bessans, there’s health coverage and good snow quality between December and April. Summers bring moderately warm weather, with plenty of sunshine. Highs in this season tend to get up to the mid-20s.

Cheap flights to Bessans, France

The closest international airport to Bessans self-catering accommodation is Turin Caselle (TRN), which sits around 90 minutes away to the southeast. You’ll be able to reach this destination from the UK by flying with British Airways, EasyJet or Ryanair from London Gatwick (LGW) or Stansted (STD).

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Wonderful Ski Property

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a very happy stay in this apartment. I had never used Home and Away before and was a little apprehensive but the property was as described. The booking was easy to do and Pascale, the owner, was helpful and courteous pre-arrival. We had excellent directions from Pascale and when we arrived, quite a bit later than we had said we would be, were met by Ana, the property manager, who was extremely helpful throughout. We had one minor issue during the week, being unable to get the DVD player to work, (our fault), and she sorted it out very fast. The property is very well equipped, and we were a family of 2 parents, three adult sons, and adult nephew. As is common in ski properties, bedrooms were compact, but the living area is very large, full of light, airy, and has beautiful views up the ski slopes. We spent the end of each ski day on chairs on the balcony enjoying the sunset (and a beer!) The kitchen is not big, but is very well equipped with proper oven, ceramic hob, microwave, kettle etc. and all the cookware, dinnerware, and utensils you could possibly need. The dining table is very big and comfortable, and a lovely place to eat and play cards or just chat together. The location is very good, very close to 2 ski hire shops, 2 restaurants, and the ski slopes. Almost no effort required to walk a few yards onto the slopes, and ski down to Solaise etc, and we had an "on the flat" 2 minute walk across the nursery slopes on return, though it is possible to ski closer. Not so great was the small ski locker, but there were generous shoe/boot racks in the property, and a balcony for skis, so not a problem for us. To access the main resort, you can either walk across the nursery slope (pretty flat), or get the free ski bus, as Rond Point is separated from the main shopping area by a short tunnel. At peak times, the free bus comes every 5/10 minutes, though less frequently at other times. Only one stop on the free bus and you are in the main shopping area, which we all loved. Lots of lovely restaurants close by, and we really enjoyed the Italian restaurant immediately across from the apartment. The closest supermarket is Sherpa, which was just about 2 bus stops away in the town centre. Not a problem at all, as you can then pop back on the bus with your groceries, and have almost no distance to carry them, as the bus stop at Rond Point is just a few metres from the apartment. I highly recommend this apartment, and I would love to own it.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely apartment in a great location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Once again another fabulous week skiing in Valdisere, staying in our favourite location. The apartment as always offers a very comfortable stay with great views of the mountain. Not to mention Sky TV! Thank you Max
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017