THE ENVIRONS

Bousson

A charming village about 3 km from Cesana in the direction of Sauze di Cesana, characterised by rustic buildings that have been largely renovated. It is divided into two parts by the Ripa river. In the lower part of the village stands the Church of the Madonna delle Nevi, built in the 17th century, and in the upper part the Casa delle Lapidi (Gravestone Museum), a mysterious building whose function in the past is unclear.

 

Champlas Seguin

Champlas Seguin is part of the municipality of Cesana, about 7 km from the urban area in the direction of Sestriere.

A point of interest just above the hamlet is the Fort of Champlas Séguin, built in the last years of the 19th century in conjunction with the Chaberton Battery to defend the national territory from a possible French attack coming from the Monginevro Pass.

Champlas Séguin

Sagnalonga

Sagnalonga, located at an altitude of 1,995 metres in the area known as Monti della Luna (Moon Mountains), which in winter can only be reached by ski lift, is a pleasant resort with numerous chalets scattered among the vegetation.

Sansicario Alto

Sansicario Alto, situated at an altitude of 1,700 metres, has recently been developed into a modern ski resort.

The Super Giant and Women’s Alpine Skiing Downhill competitions were held here during the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics.

san sicario alto

Fenils

A mountain village situated on the slopes of Mount Chaberton and characterised by the presence of ancient farmhouses.

Of particular note are the Church of San Giuliano and the Ethnographic Museum.

Mollieres

At Mollieres we find the Cappella di Sant’Antonio Abate, a recently restored old bread oven and an ancient stone fountain.

mollieres

Sansicario Borgo

At Sansicario Borgo, an ancient mountain village, whose oldest houses date back to the 17th century, the Church of Sant’Atanasio is worth a visit.

Thures

In Thures, at the entrance to the Thuras Valley, a mountain village characterised by huts with wooden roofs, we find the Church dedicated to Santa Maria Maddalena with its 15th-century bell tower and the splendid fountain with its 17th-century octagonal basin.

Points of interest

FORTE DI FENESTRELLE

SACRA DI SAN MICHELE

BORGO MEDIEVALE DI BRIANçON

FORTE DEL BRAMAFAM

FORTE DI EXILLES