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, welcome thousands of tourists to help them discover our magnificent mountains.


A day dedicated to the guides of Samoëns 

Every first Sunday of August, the guides of Samoëns are celebrated, during the Samoëns guides festival. On the place du gros tilleul, in the center of the Haute-Savoie village, presentations, music, blessing of the ice axe, activities, municipal harmony with parade of the guides and many surprises dedicated to the mountain, are waiting for you.

Discovery of outdoor activities  

This festive day is an opportunity for young and old to discover the range of outdoor activities offered throughout the year by the guides of Samoëns. During one afternoon, in the middle of the Haute-Savoie village, children and adults are introduced to climbing, slackline, ice axe pulling, abseiling or even the cognac pole. Workshops on the mountain are also on the program.

A day to create vocations

The purpose of this day is to pay tribute to the work and dedication of all the guides of Samoëns. This very festive day is also an opportunity to create vocations thanks to the apprehension by the youngest, of outdoor activities always very entertaining. The older ones will take advantage of this day to collect precious advice from the professionals of our mountains. One thing is sure, after this beautiful day, children and adults will have only one desire: to discover the nature which surrounds them, in a completely different way.

The festival of the guides of Samoëns, in brief :

  • A beautiful village festival
  • A tradition of the Haut-Savoyarde
  • Activities around the mountain
  • A festive day
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Frequently asked questions

When will the next edition of the Samöens Guide Festival take place?
The next edition will take place on Sunday, August 6, 2023.
Is the guide party free?
Yes, the guide party is free for both adults and children.
Are pets allowed?
Yes, on this beautiful day, animals are accepted as the event is held outdoors.
Is the Guide Festival open to all audiences?
Yes, the Samoëns Guides’ Festival is open to all. Numerous activities are deployed throughout the day, allowing young and old to have fun without counting the cost.


Samoëns Tourist Office

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

Tél. :

Mail : infos@samoens.com

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