Summer is Samoëns means a holiday in a small town full of old chalets and flower-decked balcones or in the renovated wooden farmhouses in the nearby hamlets. It means a whole range of leisure activities.

Samoëns stretches over slopes at altitudes of between 700 and 2,500 metres in the heart of the Upper Giffre Valley to the north-east of Haute-Savoie. It lies midway between Chamonix and Geneva, at the foot of Mount Criou and only a short distance from the glacial cwm known as the "Horseshoe" (Fer à Cheval), the final outcrop of limestone Alps before the granite peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges. This is soft mountain scenery and is particularly restful and relaxing.

Now a summer and winter resort (it is part of the Grand Massif ski domain) with all the infrastructures that holidaymakers expect, it is proud of the fact that it has achieved all this without losing its traditional architecture and its cultural heritage.

  • Nordic France
  • Station Verte de Vacances


  • Play area
  • Picnic area
  • Function/entertainment room
  • Covered picnic area
  • Tennis
  • Public WC
  • Camper van reception area
  • Camper van service area
  • Golf
  • Canoe-Kayak base
  • Exhibition space
  • Book shop
  • Archery
  • Boules area
  • Fishing lake
  • Salom stadium
  • Slegde run for children
  • Caravaneige
  • Cinema
  • Media library
  • Minigolf
  • Skating rink
  • Swimming pool
  • Stretch of water
  • Golf practice
  • Open air swimming pool
  • Big air bag

Latitude : 46.081588

Longitude : 6.724834

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Lac aux Dames leisure centre in summer


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Swimming pool


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Joux Plane Lake


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Downhill mountain biking trails on Grand Massif


Come and try out the downhill mountain biking. - There are 184 kms of trails! 64 kms link Samoens, Morillon, Sixt and Verchaix.

E-mountain bike and heritage


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Stalking hike


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Afghan walking


Synchronise your breathing rate and footsteps for a refreshing walk.

Practice tee over water and practice green


Why not try out one of the few practice tees over water? For all ages and all levels !

Samoëns Tourist Office


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Samoëns American Festival - 12th edition.


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Winegrowers' Week


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Les Hivernales du Haut-Giffre


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Bars en live : Live band in pub


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The Christmas Village


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Septi Contest XII


A fun competition and end-of-season entertainment in Samoëns.

12th Botanical Days - Samoëns, to Your Spades!


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F'Estival Les Pépites


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Septitrain tourist train


Guided tour of the village in the « Septitrain ». A fun and original way to discover Samoens.

Tour of Les Vallons


Guided tour of the rural heritage in the villages of Les Vallons. Breathe in the fresh air in this pretty little valley where the scenery...

A sightseeing walk to the village of L’Etelley


A sightseeing walk to the village of L’Etelley on the shady side of the Giffre Valley.

Visits of Samoëns' Chapels


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Discover the history of Samoens and it’s architecture, with this guided tour.

Tour of Chantemerle


Guided tours of the artistic and architectural heritage of the hamlet of Chantemerle.