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 and visitors.


Discovering Celtic culture

Specially from Ireland, from the town of Westport and other regions, musicians and dancers animate the village of Samoëns during a week dedicated to Celtic culture. Parades, concerts, dance demonstrations and a gala are on the programme for this beautiful week. During a concert, the municipal harmony and the invited Celtic group unite to offer you a musical moment with cultural exchange at its heart.

Come and try your hand at Celtic dancing

During this festival, young and old will be able to learn the basics of traditional Celtic and Irish dance. Courses led by professionals and passionate amateurs will allow all those who are curious to open up to a new culture and discover its fundamentals. This is also the beauty of the Criou Celte Festival: the transmission !

The village of Samoëns in celebration

The village of Haute-Savoie goes into party mode during this week in the colours of Ireland. In different places, in the heart of the village or at the top of the hill, concerts, dances and workshops are mixed together, to offer you a few days out of time. Whether you are just passing through for a day or are in the area for several days, with family or friends, the atmosphere will be there !

The Criou Celte Festival, in brief :

  • A festive week based on Celtic culture
  • Activities for young and old
  • Discovery courses in traditional dances
  • A very original atmosphere in the heart of Samoëns

Foire aux questions

When will the next Criou Celte Festival take place ?
No Festival in 2023, awaiting programming for 2024.
Are the concerts free?
Yes, the concerts are completely free of charge, to the delight of children and adults alike!
What is the programme for the next edition of the Criou Celte Festival?
Programme to come.


Samoëns Tourist Office

66, place de l’Office de Tourisme – 74340 SAMOËNS

Tél. : +(33)

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Open every day from 9am to 12pm and from 2.30pm to 6.30pm