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The alpine chalets

Chalets du Vallon, commune de Bessans. Au fd., le Glacier de Méan Martin. Vue vers NO.
Credit : PNV - JOURDAN Jérémie

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Even faced with the majestic valley of Bessans, you cannot ignore the little bits of rocks that are the chalets. These rocks date back to the 17th and 18th century, built with the most obvious material in this landscape, stone. Wood, which is rarer still, is reserved for the framework. The large schist slabs of lauze serve as tiles and the outer wall is covered with lime. Today, maintained and restored according to Bessanais tradition, it was once the holiday destination and summer pasture for women, children, cows and chickens, cats and dogs, all of whom came to stay on the 14th of July and to go down to the fair of Bessans on the 21st of September.

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Updated at : 21/02/2024
Lat : 45.3537038Lng : 7.0107676

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