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Spring activities in Samoëns

19 March 2024

At the heart of the Grand-Massif, Samoëns offers a wide range of activities and adventures until April. The milder weather conditions at this time of year are an invitation to enjoy good times both on the slopes and on the terrace. As the days get longer, visitors can extend their enjoyment of the mountains, giving [...]

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Samoëns, spring skiing and adventures

19 March 2024

The Grand Massif ski area is open until April 14. Snow conditions are still excellent, so take advantage of end-of-season offers of up to 30% off. Webcam SamoënsSki slopes info Alpine ski tips Samoëns is offering you three ways to extend the fun on the slopes until April 14, 2024! Spring Ski Offer Up to [...]

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Outdoor winter activities in Samoëns

13 October 2023

Samoëns does not only mean alpine skiing. In addition to this sport and cross-country skiing, this pearl of the Alps, in the Haute-Savoie, offers many outdoor activities during the winter. And if you enjoy a winter holiday to test new activities and have a good time with family or solo there are plenty of outdoor [...]

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How to prepare your holiday in the Alps in Samoëns?

1 December 2023

Winter is fast approaching and you have decided to visit our Savoyard village. Here are some tips and good plans from the Tourist Office to enjoy and succeed your stay. What accommodation for your holidays? The village of the Alps offers many types of accommodation. They are suitable for all types of stay and budget. From the [...]

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Some exercises before starting on the ski slopes

13 October 2023

Are you going skiing this winter? Better, you go skiing in Samoens and in the Grand Massif in Haute-Savoie? Here are some tips to prepare you to hit the slopes despite you are not sporting at heart. The best is to begin this preparation a month before leaving to ski and to continue those exercises [...]

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READY FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE HOLIDAY STAY IN SAMOËNS

13 October 2023

The station will be open from 23 December 2023 to 21 April 2024. Located in the heart of the Giffre Valley, Samoëns is a resort-village that has many features that make it the perfect place for family holidays: accessibility, beginner's area, activities, special family offers ... The resort is connected to the Grand Massif, a [...]

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Reaching the top despite disability

13 October 2023

If Samoëns is a renowned resort for handi-gliding, it is a little (a lot) thanks to him. Discover the portrait of Michel Veisy from Septimont. The bronze medallist of Youth and Sports has been known for years for his numerous voluntary actions with people with reduced mobility. This is so that they can overcome their [...]

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10 things not to miss in Samoens in winter

13 October 2023

Heritage, outdoor activities, hiking or culinary discoveries: Samoëns is full of surprises and activities. Here are 10 activities to share with your family or friends. A rich heritage to visit in Samoëns To set foot in Samoens is to enter the homeland of renowned sculptors, the Frahans. You will discover their heritage but also the [...]

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My Christmas holidays in Samoens

4 December 2023

Whether you are a family, a couple, a sportsman or a contemplative person, Samoëns offers you a wide range of activities, entertainment and leisure activities. Shops and accommodation are open, our restaurants offer you their best take-away menus, our mountain professionals are waiting to guide you through their land, and our entertainment teams will make [...]

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Nordic activities in Samoëns

13 October 2023

Au cœur des Alpes de la Haute-Savoie, le village de Samoëns vous accueille pour faire le plein de grand air cet hiver. Entre ski de fond, sorties raquettes, luge ou encore biathlon, votre séjour sera rythmé par la neige et la découverte des différents sites de Samoëns, dans la vallée du Giffre et au Col de Joux Plane. Venez découvrir nos activités nordiques, pour les petits et les plus grands !

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Activities for children in Samoëns

13 October 2023

Les pieds dans la neige, le sourire aux lèvres et la tête dans les nuages, c’est ce qu’offre le village de Samoëns et ses stations, aux plus petits d’entre nous. Entre activités sportives et ludiques, les enfants pourront jouer, s’amuser et découvrir les joies des montagnes et de ses grands espaces. Pendant leur séjour au cœur des Alpes, entre patinoire, luge, poney et même parapente, les enfants pourront s’occuper comme les grands ! 

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Cultural activities and entertainement in Samoëns

13 October 2023

Le village de Samoëns vous accueille cet hiver pour des moments inoubliables en famille, entre amis, en couple ou en solitaire. Entre découverte historique du village et de ses traditions, animations festives et ludiques, marchés et visite de fermes des alentours, venez passer un séjour entre divertissement et culture, au cœur des Alpes. Faites le plein d’activités grâce au programme que nous vous avons concocté.

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Between terroir and discovery, Samoëns welcomes the contemplative in search of escape

13 October 2023

Lieu de détente et de repos par excellence, le village historique de Samoëns, ses hameaux avoisinants et sa large vallée à fond plat sont l’endroit idéal pour passer quelques jours loin des tumultes de la ville et de sa foule. Entre activités culturelles et activités sportives, le public sénior est accueilli chaleureusement pour profiter d’un séjour authentique réussi hors du quotidien.

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What to do in late winter / early spring in Samoëns?

13 October 2023

In Samoens, the months of March and April are full of surprises. Temperatures ranging from cold winter temperatures to mild spring weather allow residents and tourists to enjoy hybrid activities in the mountains. This time of year is ideal to combine snow holidays and spring activities in the heart of the Haute-Savoie Alps, in the Giffre valley.

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Well-being activities Samoëns

10 October 2023

Venez vous détendre au cœur des Alpes, dans le village de Samoëns et ses alentours. Yoga, Yoga du froid, marche afghane et massages corporels, profitez de votre séjour à Samoëns pour prendre soin de vous, loin des tracas quotidiens et de la vie stressante de tous les jours. Samoëns et ses partenaires vous proposent une belle parenthèse bien-être et des moments d’évasion complets.

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Take care of yourself in the great outdoors this winter in Samoëns

13 October 2023

Is there a better time of the year than the holidays to think about your well-being and take care of yourself? For this, the mountain is your best ally and Samoëns, a charming semi-pedestrian village resort, located in the heart of the Giffre Valley, promises you a change of scenery and total rejuvenation in the [...]

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In Samoëns, the downhill ski pass is free for children under 8!

1 December 2023

Whether it's for a day, a weekend, or a whole week, for beginners or experienced skiers, there are ski passes available in Samoëns to suit all tastes and budgets! And, new this year, the downhill ski pass is free for children under 8 years old! With 5 resorts, 139 marked runs and 62 ski lifts, [...]

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Samoëns, Grand-Massif area

1 December 2023

Descending the slopes of Samoëns-Grand Massif, the 7th largest ski area in France Located in the heart of Haute-Savoie (74) between Geneva and Chamonix, the Grand Massif is the 7th largest ski area in France. It covers 7,600 hectares and offers 139 runs and 265km of skiing. Linking the resorts of Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon, [...]

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A successful winter in Samoëns, 100% sensational!

9 October 2023

Winter and the first snows are coming and Samoëns has concocted a sensational programme for sportsmen and women for your stay in Haute-Savoie. Since the mountains are also synonymous with discoveries and sensations, find out about all the activities on offer for a successful winter. Between skiing, snowboarding or ski touring, on or off-piste, and [...]

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What to do in Samoëns with your family this winter?

6 October 2023

Cet hiver, profitez en famille des joies de la montagne. Au cœur des Alpes et du domaine skiable du Grand Massif, le village de Samoëns accueille toute la famille pour vous faire passer un séjour mémorable. Activités, événements, animations, tout est en place pour votre arrivée et celle de vos enfants. Le programme que Samoëns vous a concocté, ravira les plus petits comme les plus grands !

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What to do in Samoens this winter ?

8 February 2024

Nichée au cœur des Alpes et de ses montagnes, Samoëns est bien plus qu’une station de ski alpin. Animations, activités culturelles et sportives, gastronomie … découvrez notre programme pour ce début d’année. Entre magie des paysages et dépaysement, venez vous ressourcer à Samoëns.

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World Ice Swimming Championships 2023

5 October 2023

Samoëns hosts the World Ice Swimming Championship Reserved for those who are not scared, the world championship of swimming in icy water, a discipline also called Ice Swimming, will take place this winter in Samoëns in Haute-Savoie. Dates, events... find out a little more about this unusual event! Follow the live! SWIMMING IN ICE WATER, [...]

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Activities in the snow, on the ice… and in the air!

1 December 2023

Cet hiver Samoëns vous accueille au cœur des Alpes pour vous faire passer un séjour inoubliable. Entre parapente, spéléologie, escalade de cascade de glace, Fat Bike et E-Fat Bike ou encore ski de randonnée, petits et grands trouveront de quoi s’amuser dans nos montagnes. Le village de Samoëns vous a élaboré un programme sur-mesure pour faire le plein d’adrénaline et de découvertes en tout genre.

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Books … and me ! The festival dedicated to children’s literature in Samoëns

4 May 2023

Books ... and me ! The festival dedicated to children's literature in Samoëns In Samoëns, reading enthusiasts meet for an event dedicated to children's literature. During several days, writers and artists from the region offer young people to discover literature in all its forms. The meetings between authors, illustrators and the young public are at [...]

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All tastes are in Samoëns

13 March 2023

Who says vacation says culinary pleasures and, on this side too, Samoëns will fill you. Lovers of good food, you have chosen the right destination. In the village or on the slopes, the catering offer is expanded. From the snack bar to the semi-gastronomic restaurant, from the organic to the traditional, you can discover the [...]

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Samoëns comes alive before winter, between visits and autumn sports activities

13 March 2023

Discover all the activities and outings you can do on your own or in a group in this jewel of the Alps. Would you like to combine business with pleasure? Discover the Savoyard heritage and test or bring back emblematic products as a souvenir? A visit to the Alpine farms will certainly give you the [...]

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A lively autumn in Samoëns: stock up on memories

13 March 2023

It follows summer and precedes winter, yet between these two key seasons in Samoëns, autumn does not in any way mean downtime. We offer you an overview of the activities on offer: sports, culture, treasure hunts with the family: make your choice(s)! Contemporary sculptures in the heart of the Giffre Valley A stone's throw from [...]

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The speciality of Samoëns : the chestnut soup

13 March 2023

Want a little taste of the mountains at home? What could be better than a good and easy recipe to make with your family! We suggest a local specialty: chestnut soup. Short story This dish is very hearty. It allowed and still allows to use the leftovers (hardened cheese and hard bread). It was good [...]

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Samoëns and its heritage: discover the region with our farmers

13 March 2023

To discover a terroir, what better than to meet its actors? Lovers of farm products: cheeses, charcuterie, meats or eggs, here is where to find what you are looking for. GAEC des Croës Canailles – production and sale of fresh cheeses This family farm makes and sells cheeses from its Hérens cow farm, a typical mountain [...]

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From the milk to the plate, the paths of the ground

13 March 2023

Whether it is a cow or a goat, everything started with milk in this alpine resort with its age-old tradition. Over time, breeders have diversified their activities and are now open to the public to publish their professions and their delicious products! Dating. On the heights of the hamlet of Les Rots, the Entremont farm [...]

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The chapels

13 March 2023

The nine chapels: religious heritage of Samoëns Discovering the nine chapels in the municipality of Samoëns is an invitation to travel through the centuries-long history of the Alps and the know-how of Septimontan. The majority of them were built in the seventeenth century. However, there are two exceptions. The oldest, the Bérouze chapel dates from [...]

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Alpine Botanical Garden Jaÿsinia

13 March 2023

The garden of the world Arranged as "Outstanding Garden of France", the Alpine Botanical Garden Jaÿsinia, with its 2400 species of plants, offers a poetic walk through the alpine flora and plants of the mountains of the 5 continents. Discovery. Stroll the paths of the new art inspiration botanical garden, crossroads between the mountains and the [...]

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History: Samoëns the city of the seven mountains

13 March 2023

The historic heart of Samoëns with its old market halls, church and Gros Tilleul refer to an almost millennial history and ancestral heritage. The name "Samoens" dates back to the year 1167. It comes from a medieval expression that qualifies "the seven mountains" surrounding the village: Cuidex, Vigny, Folly, Oddaz, Bostan, Chardonniere, Freterolles, La Vullie. [...]

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The Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption church

13 March 2023

Completed in 1555, the Notre-Dame de l'Assomption church in Samoëns is an architectural testimony to the work of the village's renowned stonecutters. The first mention of the church dates back to 1167. Former collegiate church of the Diocese of Geneva, the current church was built on the ruins of the old church destroyed in 1476 [...]

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The heritage of Samoëns, what is our difference?

13 March 2023

Samoëns is much more than a vast ski area. It is also a traditional village whose first writings mention it as early as the 12th century. Like its Gros-Tilleul dating from 1435, the village has a very rich history and heritage. Many achievements and vestiges of this unique history are to be explored and offer us a sweet journey through time.

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Marie-Louise Cognacq-Jaÿ, an exceptional destiny for a Septimontaine

13 March 2023

Tout commence en 1838 dans le duché de Savoie à Samoëns, bien loin de l’agitation parisienne où Marie-Louise Cognacq-Jaÿ nait dans une famille nombreuse. À 15 ans, elle part pour Paris sans imaginer le destin qui l’attend. Avec son mari Ernest, qu’elle rencontre dans un des premiers grands magasins, elle va créer l’empire commercial de La Samaritaine sans jamais oublier ses terres natales, son enfance dans une famille modeste et ses débuts en tant qu’employée au Bon Marché.

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The Ecomueum

13 March 2023

For the curious of the agricultural past, go to the ecomuseum of Clos Parchet. Pierre and Simone Dechavassine wished to testify of their life and that of their ancestors. This farmhouse, furnished in the spirit of the 19th century evokes the life of this era with the reconstitution of a traditional kitchen (cuzna), a living [...]

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Adopt a pass ! – soft mobility in Samoëns

12 March 2023

The Col de Joux-Plane opened to soft mobility with Adopte 1 Col! Cyclists, hikers, roller skiers and other non-motorised enthusiasts, the Adopt a Pass! event is for you. For one day, the road of a mythical pass in the Alps is closed to motorised traffic. A day under the sign of soft mobility. COME AND [...]

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The Verticale du Criou in Samoëns

12 March 2023

The most vertical mileage is in Samoëns Looking for a challenge? Samoëns invites you to take on the Criou vertical kilometre, the shortest and steepest in the world! With or without a trail stick, in a group or solo, this monument to trail running invites all enthusiasts to come and test themselves. A VERTICAL KILOMETRE, [...]

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Samoëns American Festival

12 March 2023

The Samoëns American Festival, a western atmosphere in the heart of the Haute-Savoie For a weekend, Samoëns welcomes you under the sign of American culture and country music. Between the mountains of the Haut-Giffre, come and enjoy a moment out of time in an atmosphere worthy of the most beautiful westerns. Line dancing shows, country [...]

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The botanical days of Samoëns, in the heart of the Haut-Giffre valley

12 March 2023

Botany in the spotlight in Samoëns For a weekend, the garden of Samoëns is transformed into a real open-air paradise for all botany lovers. Nestled in the heart of the Haut-Giffre valley, the Alpine botanical garden of Jaÿsinia offers a poetic stroll among the alpine plants and flowers of the five continents. During the summer [...]

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Samoëns Lyric Festival

12 March 2023

A lyrical festival in the heart of the Giffre mountains, in Samoëns Samoëns and the Giffre valley come alive for a week to the sound of lyrical songs. Singers, artists and orchestras come together to share their passion for this very poetic art. Take part in the activities, master classes, rehearsals and performances, and discover [...]

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The Vélo Vert Festival, the big mountain bike festival in Samoëns

15 March 2024

Mountain biking has its festival in Samoëns! In the heart of the Haut-Giffre mountain range, mountain bike enthusiasts meet for an unmissable weekend of passion, adventure and discovery. All the disciplines are represented there as well as many brands on the show to make you discover the novelties thanks to tests in real conditions. A [...]

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Criou Celte Festival in Samoëns

13 March 2023

The Criou Celte Festival animates the village of Samoëns! Created by an association of enthusiasts, "On s'accorde", the Criou Celte Festival animates the village of Samoëns for a week each summer. To the rhythm of Celtic sounds, animations and trainings to this culture coming from overseas, the festival is an opening well appreciated by locals [...]

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10 things not to miss in Samoens in summer

12 March 2023

10 choses à faire à Samoëns l’été ! Patrimoine, plein air, randonnée ou encore découvertes culinaires : Samoëns regorge de surprises et d’activités. Voici 10 activités à partager en famille ou entre amis.

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Samoëns and its hamlets, the history of a Haut-Savoyard village

1 December 2023

Around the village of Samoëns, under the foothills of the Giffre massif, are several hamlets. Historically grouped in sections, these hamlets were more or less independent from the village of Samoëns and lived from agriculture and agro-pastoralism. Today they are the guardians of a remarkable patrimonial and architectural wealth.   The village and the hamlets, [...]

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Samoëns : sensational activities for a successful summer

10 April 2024

Partez cet été à la découverte de Samoëns et de son massif montagneux. Que vous veniez en famille, entre amis ou en solo, partez à l’assaut des montagnes des Alpes et de ses cours d’eau et faites le plein de sensations fortes grâce aux activités proposées par Samoëns. Entre alpinisme, escalade, parapente ou même rafting, encadrés par nos guides expérimentés, venez vous essayer aux sports de montagne en toute simplicité !

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What’s new this summer in Samoëns

10 April 2024

Swimming is inevitably synonymous with summer holidays, and often indispensable for a successful family holiday. By opening up swimming in the Lac aux Dames this summer, Samoëns promises you a very different holiday! Do you want easy access to the most beautiful hiking spots? A shuttle bus service will take you there (almost) free of [...]

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Well being hikes

12 March 2023

Samoëns is the ideal place to relax. In the heart of the Giffre mountains, the air is pure and well-being is the center of attention. For the comfort of visitors, Samoëns offers many activities in harmony with nature and the environment such as Afghan walking, sensory walking as well as a range of treatments to [...]

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The 10 most beautiful hikes from Samoëns

12 March 2023

Cet été, partez sur les chemins de randonnée autour de Samoëns. Venez-vous dépayser grâce aux décors inoubliables des montagnes autour de ce petit village historique de Haute-Savoie. Vous retrouverez les plus belles randonnées familiales et sportives de la vallée du Giffre sur la demi-journée, la journée entière, ou même sur plusieurs jours avec une nuit en refuge.

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Between relaxation and contemplation, this summer Samoëns opens its doors to you

11 March 2023

Véritable lieu de détente au cœur des Alpes de Haute-Savoie, le village de Samoëns vous accueille pour découvrir son patrimoine exceptionnel, ses activités reposantes et ressourçantes et d’autres plus sportives mais tout aussi apaisantes. Seul, entre amis ou en famille, venez vous faire chouchouter et laissez votre esprit s’évader au rythme de votre séjour au sein de la station.

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Festival of the guides of Samoëns

11 March 2023

Every summer, Samoëns celebrates its guides The Samoëns Guides' Festival is a major event in our mountains. It is a celebration of the professionals who are passionate about the mountains and the transmission of knowledge. For one day, Samoëns is dressed in its most beautiful colors to celebrate the men and women who, each year, [...]

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A sporting summer in Samoëns

11 March 2023

This summer, vacationers have only one desire: to get some fresh air! After several months of restrictions, it is high time to unwind ... Do you want to spend a holiday in the great outdoors with friends and take the opportunity to practice multiple outdoor activities? The resort of Samoëns, located in Haute-Savoie, in the [...]

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Cool off this summer in Samoëns, alone, with family or friends!

11 March 2023

This summer, Samoëns welcomes you in the heart of the Alps and makes you discover water in all its states. Explore the waterways by airboat, canoraft, canyoning, water skiing or just lounging around the pool. The more adventurous will let themselves be carried away by the tumultuous Giffre passing through Samoëns while the wisest will prefer to contemplate the Lakes of the Ladies. One thing is certain, young and old will find the refreshing activity that suits them!

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Everything you need to know about cycling in the Giffre Valley and the Grand Massif

10 April 2024

Samoens and the Giffre Valley offer an ideal setting for cycling in all its forms. Thanks to the diversity of the grounds, small and large will be able this summer to explore the large spaces thanks to this means of locomotion of the most playful. Between road biking, mountain biking, downhill biking and electric biking, all the means are good to spend a good time with family or friends and to fill up on discoveries.

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What to do in Samoëns this summer with the family?

28 April 2023

The ideal destination for your family holidays, the village of Samoëns and its resort are full of activities, activities and discoveries for you this summer. Young and old, come and recharge your batteries and recharge your batteries in the open air of the Haute-Savoie mountains. This is a programme full of surprises that awaits you in Samoens this summer!

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It will move this summer in Samoëns

11 March 2023

IN YOUR DIARIES : SUMMER EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED IN SAMOENS ! Located in the heart of the Haute-Savoie, the resort of Samoëns benefits from an idyllic natural setting to live magical vacations with family or friends. This summer more than ever, vacations will be dedicated to reunions and to sharing unique and unforgettable moments! [...]

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How does the resort of Samoëns welcome holidaymakers in the best conditions all summer long?

11 March 2023

French people can now get some fresh air, escape and  think about the summer holidays. As the summer holidays approach, the resort of Samoëns, located in the heart of the Giffre valley in Haute-Savoie, is preparing and implementing numerous initiatives to welcome tourists: Our team is at your disposal to inform you about everything that [...]

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leasures

11 March 2023

Take the time to breathe and enjoy a plenty of activities that we offer in summer in Samoens! Do you shoot or point? Haute-Savoie can also have a Provencal flavor. Many outdoor spaces are dedicated to petanque to enjoy with family or friends. Always in group, you can opt for the rental of rosalies in [...]

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The natural reserve of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval

11 March 2023

The largest natural reserve in Haute-Savoie, the nature reserve of Sixt-Passy extends over a vast territory. Located close to Samoëns, it benefits from the presence of two imposing glacial cirques, those of Fer-à-Cheval and Fonts, from where we can see impressive waterfalls. An ideal natural setting to discover during family hikes. The largest natural reserve [...]

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Mountain walks in summer in gondola at Samoëns 1600

11 March 2023

Thanks to the opening of the ski lifts in summer in Samoens 1600, stroll with the family and discover effortlessly exceptional mountain panoramas. When the desire for nature and relaxation is felt, enjoy the lifts for easy walks in scenery sumptuous. Find the feeling of well-being in the calm of the altitude, crossing pastures and [...]

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Other sporting activities in Samoëns in Haute-Savoie

11 March 2023

In the mountains, in the summer, plenty of activities are available to you. Except hiking and water sports, you will find here ideas to fully occupy your days in Samoens! Are you crazy about excitement? Do you like adventure? Or is it the more classic sports that make you vibrate? In Haute-Savoie, our village resort [...]

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Get into water

1 December 2023

In summer, we need freshness and the tumultuous Giffre, which goes through Samoens, is an excellent provider. In this mountain stream, all aquatic activities are allowed like hydrospeed, canoraft, canyoning. Invigorating ! Rafting. In an unsinkable boat, maximum of 8 people and supervised by a guide who will help you to steer the boat. Leave [...]

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Sports and action

11 March 2023

Feet on the ground or head in the clouds? Because in summer, we also want new discoveries and sensations, in Samoëns and its surroundings, the range of sports action proposed will fill all those looking for a vacation out of the ordinary. In the air In paragliding, hover over the valley of Samoens and the [...]

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Hikes

27 March 2023

Take height With its 650 kilometers of hiking, the valley of the Haut-Giffre seduce all lovers of wild nature and exceptional landscapes. You will be able to take some refreshment at the edge of a lake of altitude, to observe marmots and ibexes in their natural habitat or simply to admire the green slopes of [...]

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The mountains are a proven friend of our health!

11 March 2023

On entend souvent des phrases telle que « Je pars me ressourcer à la montagne », mais qu’en est-il vraiment des vertus de la montagne sur notre santé ? De nombreuses études scientifiques ont été menées dans le but de déterminer l’impact réel du grand air et de l’altitude sur notre santé. La région Auvergne-Rhônes-Alpes a ainsi souhaité, elle aussi, initier l’une de ces recherches, en collaboration avec Atout France, et a confié sa réalisation à l’agence SPRIM.

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Lac aux Dames leisure centre

11 March 2023

Fill up on activities, entertainment and relaxation at the Lacs aux Dames area A favourite place for a beautiful sunny day in Samoëns, the leisure centre of the "Espace des Lacs aux Dames" is one of the must-see places in our Haute-Savoie village. Both a place of rest and relaxation, sports activities are also available, [...]

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What to do in autumn in Samoëns ?

27 August 2023

After a sporty summer for some or a more relaxing one for others, Samoëns invites you to discover its town and hamlets during a beautiful Indian summer. Stroll along the Giffre, discover the surrounding forests or the Tines gorges, take a diversion to the magnificent mountain lakes... Samoëns is decked out in warm colours to [...]

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A winter in Samoëns that promises to be rich in events

30 November 2022

Holiday parties, festivals or sporting events: the Savoyard village-station is the scene of a myriad of activities. Here is an overview of events not to be missed. On December 14th, Samoëns took up Christmas time and put on its fairy clothes. In the heart of the village, close to the Halle of the Grenette and [...]

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Our tips for cross-country skiing beginners

8 February 2024

Samoëns vous livre ses astuces pour commencer le ski de fond cet hiver dans vallée du Giffre, au col de Joux Plane et au Cirque de Fer-à-Cheval.
Au cœur des Alpes de la Haute-Savoie, le village vous accueille pour faire le plein d’air frais. Entre sensations de glisse et découverte des magnifiques paysages environnants, le ski de fond fera le bonheur des plus petits comme des plus grands ! 

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The 4 best snowshoeing routes

25 November 2022

La vallée du Haut Giffre regorge de découvertes et de paysages à couper le souffle. Au cœur de cette nature sauvegardée, de sa faune et de sa flore, nous vous amenons proposons les 4 meilleurs itinéraires à réaliser en raquette. Grand bol d’air frais garanti !

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What to do at Christmas in Samoens?

24 November 2022

Samoëns : top resort for a successful Christmas Christmas is fast approaching, the trees are starting to decorate the houses, letters to Father Christmas are being sent from all over, the Christmas markets are opening their doors, all you need to do is plan your Christmas in the mountains, in the heart of the village [...]

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Christmas Village

8 December 2023

Christmas Village : the magic invades the village of Samoëns !   Every winter, in December, Samoëns is transformed and welcomes the Christmas Village. A real institution in Haute-Savoie, it opens the Christmas season and brings together the inhabitants, visitors, craftsmen, shopkeepers and associations of the village to make us live two magical weeks to wait [...]

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The Samoëns Paragliding Festival

24 November 2022

Fly to the Testival de Samoëns, the paragliding event in Haute-Savoie not to be missed. Located in the heart of the Haut Giffre valley and at the foot of the mountains, Samoëns hosts the Paragliding Festival every late winter. This is an unmissable event to launch the start of the season, and is an opportunity [...]

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This summer, Samoëns is on the move! Discover all the activities of August

4 May 2023

For the month of August, we have put together a complete program for young and old. Whether you prefer sports or cultural events, you will find all the possible outings and activities in Samoëns this summer. From the fireworks on August 15th, to the stone sculpture festival, to the Mégawatt and its electrically assisted mountain [...]

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What’s new this winter in Samoëns

24 January 2022

This winter, head to the heart of the Giffre Valley, in Samoëns, a warm and authentic semi-pedestrian village-resort, for a holiday full of reunion and disconnection. Between skiing, off-ski activities, cultural heritage, gastronomy... In Samoëns, no time to get bored! And this winter, the resort is full of novelties: a new residence with a cozy and [...]

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UNUSUAL ACTIVITIES TO TEST ALL WINTER IN SAMOËNS

24 January 2022

Opening of the resort from December 14, 2019 to April 19, 2020. Station-village of Haute-Savoie, Samoëns is a true mountain village full of charm. This winter, enjoy the ski area, its 265 km of skiing and one of the largest beginner areas in France for skiing adapted to all desires and all levels ... And [...]

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It’s time to think about the winter holidays and enjoy some good deals in Samoëns

1 December 2023

Time is running out and summer is already giving way to autumn ... The swimsuits are stored in the closet, and you can start dreaming about snow and slides! This is the time to book your next ski holidays: Samoëns, authentic resort-village of Haute-Savoie, full of charm and history, offers many enticing offers to book [...]

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10 Good reasons to come to Samoëns this winter

24 January 2022

Opening of the station from December 14, 2019 to April 19, 2020 Samoëns is a village resort located in the heart of the Alps, in Haute-Savoie, just a few kilometers from the Swiss border. More than a resort, it is above all an authentic mountain village, full of charm and History. Between ski, off-ski activities, [...]

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Events

9 April 2022

Whether for summer, winter vacations or the rest of the year, the village is full of events. For example, the Savoyard terroir is honored in January with the Week Vigneronne. Samoëns celebrates gastronomy and good life with the reception of winemakers from all over France and beyond, as well as taste buds, to combine skiing [...]

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Recreation area: to relax with your family

13 November 2020

The recreational center of Samoëns, which have the sweet name of Ladies' Lakes, is a true oasis of peace that extends over 10 hectares, not far away from the village. You can stay there all day, because the leisure offer is extensive. It is built around its two lakes, one dedicated to fishing, the other [...]

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Mountain activities

12 November 2020

From the depths to the peaks of the Alps Many activities are offered during your summer vacation in Samoens. Get up close with our specialized guides and come and try out rock and mountain sports. In family, couple or alone, you will not see the Alps in the same way after a stay in Samoens [...]

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En roues libres

13 November 2020

On sunny days, when the snow has melted, Samoëns becomes a bike land. Here, the Joux-Plane pass, at an altitude of 1,700 meters, is the reference point (or even the hiding place) for experienced cyclists who wish to add a legendary pass to their list. Crossed many times by the runners of the Tour de [...]

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Summer in Samoëns

24 January 2022

Summer, all the pleasures are allowed Nestled in the heart of the Prealps, Samoëns offers a breathtaking natural panorama that goes particularly well with the summer sun. Do you want to relax? You will be delighted by this village that breathes tranquility, like its inviting terraces and its extraordinary botanical garden. Adepts of intense, green [...]

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Well-being and healing

1 December 2023

Let go yourself ... Summer as winter, on vacation, we also want to take the time and be pampered. So take off your skis or your hiking shoes and let yourself go to the pleasure of a well deserved rest, just to recharge the batteries for the rest of the year! Take time ... In [...]

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