- Discovering Samoëns
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From Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 June 2023 between 10 am and 12 pm.
From 01/07 to 31/08/2023, every Tuesday between 10 am and 12 pm.
From 01/09 to 19/09/2023, daily between 10 am and 12 pm.
Adult: 8 €, Child : 6 €, Group adults: 100 €, Group children : from 5 €.
Free entry for children < 12 years, accompanying guides.
Child entry valid for 12 - 18 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.
Individual: tickets on sale at the Tourist Office
Groups: payment to the Society of Masons through the guide.
Discover the history of Samoens and it’s architecture, with this guided tour.
Discover the history of Samoëns and its famous migrant craftsmen, together with the guides of the Société des Maçons, an association that upholds the tradition of stone working in the Upper Giffre Valley. The tour starts from the main square, with its ornamental fountain, la Grenette (the covered market place), the former château and stables and the great lime tree. The guides will help you see beyond the stones, into the life of the old village huddled round the church, as well as its modern development to a holiday destination in summer and winter.
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Completed in 1555, the church of Notre-Dame de l'Assumption in Samoëns is an architectural testimony of the work of the famous stonecutters of the village.
In the heart of historical Samoens, the old market and the "Large Lime Tree" evoke days gone by, while still remaining a lively meeting place at the very centre of local life.
What strikes you when you arrive in Samoëns is the quietness and charm of the place. This semi-pedestrian village promises you a complete change of scenery in the idyllic setting of the Alps. It is the ideal place for your next visit.