The devil of Bessans
The legend of the devil of BessansDiabolique Bessans
In Bessans, the devil can be seen at the fountains, in the shops and even on the schools and houses. With cross-country skiing, it is even the symbol of the village!
Bessans and the devil, it's a whole history. In 1857, a dispute between the brotherhood of the cantors of Bessans and the village priest was "solved" thanks to a wooden sculpture representing the devil holding a priest under his arm... Since then, the tradition has continued!
Take a walk through the streets of the village and stop by the "Chapoteur", the woodcarving workshop where Georges and Fabrice Personnaz carve devils and keep the legend alive!
Learn more about the devil here !