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 this very special world.


A musical interlude in the heart of the Giffre valley and the village of Samoëns


Concerts, masterclasses, animations and access to the rehearsals before the final performances, here is what awaits you during the Samoëns lyric festival. This festival, created by and for lovers of lyrical music, is an event as original as it is attractive.

It is within the Bois aux Dames area, in the heart of the Giffre valley and in increasingly unusual places, that a programme full of songs and discoveries takes place. The beautiful music gives rhythm to the evenings of this week dedicated to the poetic art of opera.


Is the Samoëns Lyric Festival an eco-responsible festival?


The organisation of the festival is sensitive to the impact of any event gathering an audience, requiring logistics, means of transport, etc. For several years now, the Samoëns Lyric Festival has been transforming itself into an eco-festival thanks to the actions undertaken with artists, festival-goers and teams. Thus, “The Festival is committed to an eco-responsible approach, for a sustainable and united event. By raising the awareness of artists, teams and festival-goers, the Festival strives to implement a policy of rationalising travel, waste management and eco-responsible purchasing, all of which are part of a sustainable use of the site and an ever-renewed solidarity movement. It is with an approach in line with current environmental issues that the Samoëns Lyric Festival improves each year.


How to get to the Samoëns Lyric Festival?



  • White motorway A40 Geneva/Chamonix
  • Exit Cluses-Scionzier (n°18)
  • Direction Samoëns (20 minutes)
  • Arriving from Italy through the Mont Blanc tunnel: take the A40 motorway to Geneva, then exit at Cluses/Scionzier (n°18)


  • Direct trains from Lyon, Paris, Lille, Brussels
  • Then regular bus lines from Cluses and Annemasse

The Samoëns Lyric Festival, in brief :

  • A program full of discoveries
  • Free masterclasses and activities
  • Professional performances
  • Atypical places in the heart of a magnificent setting
Music sheets on wooden background

Foire aux questions

When will the next edition of the Samoëns Lyric Festival take place?
The next edition of the Samoëns Lyric Festival will take place from Friday 15 July 2023 to Sunday 31 July 2023.
Where can I find the full programme for the next edition?
Programming to come.
Do I need to register to come to the next edition?
Information to come.
Are animals allowed on the festival?
No, pets are not allowed.


Samoëns Tourist Office

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

Tél. : +(33)

Mail : infos@samoens.com

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