Discover the ski area Open from december 23th 2017  to april 6th 2018

Discover the ski area

Open from december 23th 2017 to april 6th 2018
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Arêches-Beaufort A real village in the heart of Alps mountains
Arêches-Beaufort
A real village in the heart of Alps mountains
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 Land of Freerando from initiation to major competitions
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The Hamlet and Chapel of Bersend

chapelle du Bersend
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The Hamlet and Chapel of Bersend

Site et monument historiques

Le Bersend is located on a glacial moraine, 400m above Beaufort and dominates the valleys of Doron and L’Argentine. Its horizontal layout makes it a unique hamlet in the Beaufort region, established around its communal square.

The name of ‘Bersend,’ or ‘Mont Bersend’ in the past, could have two different origins: either the name of a local inhabitant or the word ‘berceau’ (cradle in French) pronounced ‘bercein’ in local dialect, which perfectly evokes the site of the hamlet. The chapel was built in 1624 on the village square. The clock in the bell tower inspired Joseph Elie VIALLET, a poet of the 19th century who was a native of the village. On the front of the chapel, the arched lintel bears the date 1884, the date of its restoration. The exterior walls are very sober, contrary to the interior, which is typical of popular Baroque art. One of the most attractive villages in the Beaufort region, Le Bersend offers visitors a perfect tranquillity.

Opening Period

Throughout the year : open daily.

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Address

Le Bersend 73270 Arêches-Beaufort
Le Bersend
Beaufort
73270 Arêches-Beaufort
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Free of charge