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. Both a place of rest and relaxation, sports activities are also available, allowing everyone to share a good time with family or friends. Just a stone’s throw from the Haut-Giffre mountains, this unique place, far from the hustle and bustle of the village centre, is the perfect place for a beautiful afternoon or even a beautiful summer day.

The “Base de Loisir des Lacs aux Dames”, cradle of leisure and physical activities

The Samoëns leisure centre is the perfect place to spend a day with family and friends, away from the noise of cars and everyday life. Isolated from the town centre and easily accessible on foot and by car, it offers a large play area for children, as well as football and basketball courts for all. On sunny days, swimming is allowed in one of the two lakes and numerous water activities are available within a stone’s throw of the leisure centre (rafting, canyoning, etc.), including for young people : tennis et beach tennis, adventure trail, sailing course, disc golf, practice of golf on water, municipal swimming pool, pony and horse riding, petanque ground and, for the more daring, the paintball, le laser game or paragliding from its landing base close to the lakes.
On sunny days, swimming is allowed in one of the two lakes and many water activities can be enjoyed within a stone’s throw of the leisure centre (rafting, canyoning, etc.).

Lounging by or on the water, a stone’s throw from the old historic town of Samoëns

The Lac aux Dames leisure park is built around its two lakes. This 10-hectare park, located near the centre of Samoëns, is the ideal place to go for a walk, fish, go stand-up paddling, swim or simply have a lunch break on the picnic after a busy morning. Take advantage of this moment of relaxation and let yourself be carried away by the serenity, the quietude and the beauty of the place. In front of you, you can contemplate the ski resort of Samoëns, very popular with paragliders in the summer, and the mountains of the Haut-Giffre valley which surround you. To quench your thirst, the bar-restaurant area of the Bois aux Dames seems to be the perfect place.

Pêche au lac aux dames

A unique starting and finishing point for your walking and mountain biking tours

Nestled in one of the most beautiful valleys in Haute-Savoie, at the foot of the Haut-Giffre massif, the village of Samoëns and the Ladies’ Lakes leisure centre promise an idyllic setting with breathtaking views. The geographical situation of the lakes allows you to park easily to go on holiday. walk to the Lac Bleu in Morillon or Verchaix, or a day hike before returning to the valley floor and the coolness of the lakes. Some trail routes such as the 18km and that of 30km will take you directly to the leisure centre for the last few kilometres. In addition, the Grand-Massif gondolas remain open in summer to reach the Samoëns 1600 resort and join the wide hiking trails adapted to all ages.

For mountain bikers, the area of the Lacs aux Dames is the starting point for trails that run through the entire Giffre valley, following the river of the same name, such as the route “Des lacs aux Dames au lac Bleu” for example. Accessible to both novices and the more experienced, the routes allow you to follow the trails of the region as you wish.

Trotinette électrique en été à Samoëns

The Lacs aux Dames leisure centre in brief:

  • 10 hectares of parkland
    A bar-restaurant
    Outdoor activities
    Walking paths
    Accessible on foot from Samoëns
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Frequently asked questions

How to get to the leisure centre?
You can easily walk to the Ladies’ Lakes Leisure Centre from the village of Samoens along the Giffre River. The road (with wide pavements) takes you on a wide and flat path, accessible to all and to all ages. From the village centre it is a 1.5km walk to the lakes. By car, you can park in the large free car parks near the leisure centre.
Where can I find the map of the Ladies' Lakes Leisure Centre?
The map of the leisure centre can be found at here !
Is it possible to swim in the lakes?
In summer, swimming is allowed on one of the two lakes of the leisure centre. The wide, smooth shoreline makes it easy to get into the water, with the Criou mountain and the surrounding peaks as a backdrop. During the summer school holidays, a supervised swimming area opens every day.
Is fishing allowed in the lakes and the Giffre?
There are many fishing areas in the valley during the national season. The first lake at the leisure centre is reserved for fishing, while the second is for water sports. Whether you practice sport fishing with toc, minnow, lures, natural baits or fly fishing: ask at the Samoëns tourist office, which distributes the different types of permits. Between the Giffre, the high altitude lakes and the inter-communal lakes, you are bound to find something to practice your passion in the region.
Where to find all the programme for this summer in Samoëns?
This summer, fill up on activities, entertainment and events thanks to the programme designed for young and old by the Samoëns Tourist Office and its partners. Discover what the village has in store for you during the summer on the site of Samoëns.


Samoëns Tourist Office

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

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