Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise The Essential
The town's opulent stone-roofed houses have earned it the nickname of "capital of the mountains". It makes an ideal base for winter sports and excursions to the Sancy mountains. During the summer, holidaymakers and locals flock to the small country markets renowned for their cooked meats and excellent cheeses. Water is never far away, with countless streams draining into Lake Pavin or pouring down waterfalls through the Chiloza woods.
Legend has it that the old town of Besse