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 your family, come and be pampered and let your spirit escape to the rhythm of your stay in the resort.

The village of Samoëns, a rich history

Guided tours of the small Haut-Savoyard village

Discover the historic village and its remarkable heritage thanks to the visits proposed by our passionate guides. An authentic architectural setting where history and beautiful stones are mixed together, the monuments of Samoëns are the privileged witnesses of the famous masons of the region. In the heart of the hamlet, you will find the big lime tree, a real institution and a privileged witness of the life of the inhabitants, the fountain of the Grenette as well as the castle of the Tower.


Contact and reservation at +33 (0)4 50 34 40 28 – infos@www.samoens.com

int‚rieur du village

The Ecomuseum, history with a modern twist

For those who are curious about the history of yesteryear, take a leap back to the 19th century, into the heart of the life of the inhabitants of that time. The reconstitution of a traditional kitchen, a living room, stables, or the hay barn and the granary, retrace the history of agropastoralism (the model of agriculture in pasture) and of wood and stone work in the village of Samoëns. In the eco-museum, open from April to November, Simone Dechavassine, the owner, will enliven your visit with her lively anecdotes to make you live a moment out of time in this historic farm of 1815.


Open from april to november.

Route de Joux-Plane, Cessonex, 74340 Samoëns

Phone: +33 (0)4 50 34 46 69

Ecomuseum flyer available online.

avenue de la gare

The botanical garden, a sensory and exotic stroll

Recognized as a “remarkable garden of France”, the Alpine Botanical Garden of Jaÿsinia takes you through the 5 continents to offer you more than 2400 varieties of plants. In the heart of the village, a feeling of freedom and symbiosis emanates from this unique place, created in 1906 by Marie Louise Cognacq Jaÿ, a native of the village. A real place of life, the 3.7 hectares of garden as well as its 3 kilometers of paths, offer you an unusual and unforgettable sensory journey.

Free entrance from 05/01 to 11/30, every day from 8am to 12pm and from 1.30pm to 7pm. Closed in winter due to snow.

Flyer of the garden available online



Hike and relax in the heart of the mountains

In the heart of the Grand Massif, relax with the many relaxing sports activities. By practicing the Afghan walk, Nordic or sensory, it is a moment out of time that you will begin. Straight from the Afghan highlands, it is with the rhythm of your steps and with the help of breathing exercises that you will discover the Afghan walk, a pure relaxing and meditative experience. To reconnect with nature and yourself and sharpen your senses, the practice of sensory walking is recommended. A moment of relaxation and reconnection, enjoy this moment just for you in harmony with nature. Finally, slightly more physical, the Nordic walking will take you, as for it, in a convivial atmosphere on all the grounds and by all the seasons to discover Samoëns and its surroundings on the advice of the Samoëns guide office

Afghan and sensory walk: information and reservation at +33 (0)6 72 62 24 64 or on philipczyk@free.frphilipczyk@free.fr

Nordic Walking : information and reservation by phone at +33 (0)4 50 34 43 12 and +33 (0)4 50 34 17 22 or by mail at info@guidesmontagnes.com

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To be pampered by expert hands

The well-being of a massage or the pleasure of a spa, your vacations in Samoens this summer will be synonymous with rest and relaxation. Many institutes in Samoëns offer all kinds of wellness massages (Indian, Hawaiian, Californian/Swedish, Ayurvedic, Thai, …) to suit all your wishes and offer you an enchanted break. To disconnect completely and enjoy the present moment, discover the spas with bubbling baths, hammams, saunas or Nordic baths in the village.

Spas and massages in the center of Samoens

Rates and reservations according to spa and institutes

Young couple receiving head massage at beauty spa

Stroll along the shores of Lac aux Dames

Come walk, stroll and relax in front of a breathtaking panorama, away from cars and the noise of everyday life. The Lac aux Dames offers you a large space for relaxation and leisure.It is also the starting point for small family hikes accessible to all around the village of Samoëns, what to enjoy a beautiful sunny day in front of the show that offers itself to you.

Open all year round

Free entrance

Point de vue panoramique sur le massif du Mont-Blanc depuis le lac de joux Plane.


Find us and contact us easily!

Office de Tourisme de Samoëns

66, place de l’Office de Tourisme


Phone: +33 (0)

Mail: infos@www.samoens.com

Open every day from 9am to 12pm and from 2:30pm to 6:30pm.