Discovery of Samoëns in summer

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

13 October 2023

In Samoëns, the months of March and April have many surprises in store for you. The temperatures, which vary from still winter cold to spring mildness, allow locals and tourists to enjoy hybrid activities in the mountains. Sometimes in the snow, sometimes ve...

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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...

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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 traff...

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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 inv...

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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 tim...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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

12 March 2023

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...

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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 trainin...

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10 things not to miss in Samoens in summer

12 March 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. 1 - Visit a rich heritage in Samoëns To set foot in Samoëns is to en...

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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 th...

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Samoëns : sensational activities for a successful summer

1 December 2023

This summer, Samoëns opens the doors of its mountain range for the pleasure of all. Whether you are a family or a solo, whether you are an amateur or an expert, take to the skies and discover the Alps as you have never seen them before. Mountaineering, climbing, par...

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What’s new this summer in Samoëns

4 May 2023

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 hik...

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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 walki...

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The 10 most beautiful hikes from Samoëns

12 March 2023

This summer, go on hiking trails around Samoëns. Come and get away from it thanks to the unforgettable scenery of the mountains around this small historic village of Haute-Savoie. You will find the most beautiful family and sports hikes of the Giffre valley on half ...

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

11 March 2023

A real place of relaxation in the heart of the Haute-Savoie Alps, the village of Samoëns welcomes you to discover its exceptional heritage, its relaxing and rejuvenating activities and others that are more sporty but just as soothing. Alone, with friends or with you...

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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 dres...

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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 activiti...

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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 ...

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

11 March 2023

Samoëns 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 bikin...

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What to do in Samoëns this summer with the family?

28 April 2023

The ideal destination for your family stays, the village of Samoëns and its resort are full of entertainment, activities and discoveries for you this summer. Young and old, come and recharge your batteries in the fresh air of the Haute-Savoie mountains. A program fu...

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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, vacat...

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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 initiat...

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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 ca...

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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...

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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 sumptuou...

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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 clas...

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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 ! ...

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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. ...

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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 i...

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The mountains are a proven friend of our health!

11 March 2023

We often hear phrases such as "The fresh mountain air has done me a world of good", "The mountains are good for you", "I'm going to the mountains to recharge my batteries", but what are the real benefits of the mountains for our health? Numerous scientific studies h...

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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. Bot...

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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 ...

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