Averole and hamlets of Bessans
In the last century, this valley was still frequented by peddlers, horse traders, and herds because access to the Arnès and Lauraret passes made it possible to avoid the Mont-Cenis road and especially the tolls that were in effect at the time in order to reach Susa in Italy!
Considered as one of the most charming sites of the Haute Maurienne Vanoise with landscapes that characterize it: a green valley and authentic hamlets full of history, the hamlet of Avérole located at 2037 m of altitude, was built in the high Middle Ages.
Access the valley by a shuttle bus from the village of Bessans, and then contemplate the beauty of nature through hikes to reach, among others, the Avérole refuge.
The hamlets of the Avérole valley deserve your attention. The traditional habitat, made of stone chalets and slate roofs, is typical of these high altitude valleys.
Loaded with history, discover the Vincendières, the Goulaz, the Villaron and the chapels which testify to the religious fervor of the mountain people.
These fabulous natural places were used as a set for the films "Belle & Sébastien", a "life-size" studio!