Bessans Chapelle Notre Dame Des Graces
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Bessans Chapelle Notre Dame Des Graces

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Explore the life and secrets of one of the hamlets of Bessans (including the bread oven and the Chapel of Our Lady of Graces). Free, registration required to OT, nb Space is limited.

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Nearby images in Maurienne valley, Savoy Alps

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A: Le Villaron, Bessans

by Michel M A L H E R B E., 260 meters away

Le Villaron est construit sur une terrasse dominant l'Arc face à la vallée d'Avérole et à la Pointe d...

Le Villaron, Bessans

B: Le Villaron, Bessans

by Michel M A L H E R B E., 290 meters away

Le Villaron est construit sur une terrasse dominant l'Arc face à la vallée d'Avérole et à la Pointe d...

Le Villaron, Bessans

C: Bessans Villaron - Charbonnelle 3750m

by Stephane Craffe, 370 meters away

Bessans summer charming little mountain village with a lake for swimming, hiking sumptuous, a ski are...

Bessans Villaron - Charbonnelle 3750m

D: Bessans Nordic Ski Race

by Stephane Craffe, 1.4 km away

Bessans summer charming little mountain village offering a winter of skiing, but also an area of grea...

Bessans Nordic Ski Race

E: Bessans Espace Nordique

by Stephane Craffe, 1.5 km away

An area of 80 km of trails for both classic and skating 1750 m above sea level with exceptional snow ...

Bessans Espace Nordique

F: Bessans Aerial Panoramas

by Lionel TISSOT-BEZ, 1.5 km away

Vue aérienne de Bessans, prise avec un drone à une altitude de 120m.Crédit photo : Lionel TISSOT-BEZ ...

Bessans Aerial Panoramas

G: Bessans Rock Climbing

by Stephane Craffe, 1.6 km away

Near the Northern Area Bessans, jewel of the Haute-Maurienne, mountain village grouped around its chu...

Bessans Rock Climbing

H: Bessans Le Mollard

by Stephane Craffe, 1.8 km away

Country sculptors, Bessans is extremely rich in folk art, religious art as: wheels and cattails, chic...

Bessans Le Mollard

I: Patinoire naturelle de Bessans 18h

by Lionel TISSOT-BEZ, 2.0 km away

Patinoire naturelle de Bessans 18hCrédits photos : Lionel TISSOT-BEZ - Specific Systemswww.specific-s...

Patinoire naturelle de Bessans 18h

J: Patinoire de Nuit Bessans

by Lionel TISSOT-BEZ, 2.0 km away

Patinoire naturelle de Bessans 19h - De nuitCrédits photos : Lionel TISSOT-BEZ - Specific Systemswww....

Patinoire de Nuit Bessans

This panorama was taken in Maurienne valley, Savoy Alps, France

This is an overview of France

France is affectionately referred to as "the Hexagon" for its overall shape.

French history goes back to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe which inhabited the area circa 300BC until being conquered by Julius Caesar.

The Franks were the first tribe to adopt Catholic Christianity after the Roman Empire collapsed. France became an independent location in the Treaty of Verdun in (843 AD), which divided up Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire into several portions.

The French monarchy reached its zenith during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who stood for seventy-two years as the Monarch of all Monarchs. His palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors are a splendid treasure-trove of Baroque art.

The French Revolution ended the rule of the monarchy with the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" On July 14th, 1789 angry mobs stormed La Bastille prison and began the Revolution in which Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette and thousands of others met the guillotine.

One decade after the revolution, Napolean Bonaparte seized control of the Republic and named himself Emperor. His armies conquered most of Europe and his Napoleonic Code became a lasting legal foundation for concepts of personal status and property.

During the period of colonization France controlled the largest empire in the world, second only to Britain.

France is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as one of the nuclear armed nations of the world.

Text by Steve Smith.

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