After a sporty summer for some or a more relaxing one for others, Samoëns invites you to discover its town and hamlets during a beautiful Indian summer. Stroll along the Giffre, discover the surrounding forests or the Tines gorges, take a diversion to the magnificent mountain lakes… Samoëns is decked out in warm colours to let you enjoy an exceptional environment and the last fine days of the year. These changing colours, particularly remarkable at this time of year, are enough to transform your stay into a remarkable moment of well-being, culture or sport. In October, summer isn’t over in Samoëns!

Visits, cultural activities and well-being IN SAMOËNS

Visits to Samoëns farms 

Septimontaine farms welcome you to discover the heritage of the Samoëns valley. Producing goat’s or cow’s cheese, the farms open their doors to offer guided tours and tastings of local produce. Lovers of farm produce will find tommes, tommettes, croestin, mountain cheese, milk, butter, cream, serac… to delight their taste buds. Ideal for a gourmet yet relaxing stopover after a family outing, young and old alike will be delighted by this moment at the heart of Haut-Savoyard traditions.

Veau à la ferme des Cimes - Samoëns
Ferme des Cimes

Ferme le Gaec le Criou

Family-run business, making and selling farmhouse fromage frais from our cows’ milk.

Open every day from 6pm to 7pm. Closed on Sundays;

You can watch the cows being milked, depending on the owners’ availability.

95 Chemin du Bré – Chez Renand

Phone.: +33 6 08 47 92 38


Ferme des Cimes

Family farm, production and sales.

Open every day;

Visits to the farm from Monday to Friday at 2.30pm, by prior arrangement.

1431, Route de Col du Joux Plane La Combe Emeru

Phone: +33 6 79 88 07 21

Guided tours of Samoëns

Heritage guides invite you to discover Samoëns through a walk combining art history, discovery of the hamlets and a visit to the village and its traditions. A real moment of sharing and discovery with your guide, this is a place steeped in history that will be presented to you with its local traditions, shared by all Septimontains and Septimontaines. Reservations and information for guided tours are made directly with the Samoëns tourist office. In downtown Samoëns, you can also discover the septitrain which, with a minimum booking of 15 people, by calling +33 6 10 40 83 08, will take you on a tour of the historic town center..

More information at the Office de Tourisme de Samoëns.

66, place de l’Office de Tourisme, 74340 SAMOENS

Phone: 04 50 34 40 28


Visit the Samoëns Ecomuseum!

Every Thursday from 2 to 4 pm, until the end of the autumn school vacations (November 5), the ecomuseum opens its doors to you for timeless guided tours. Named after the Clos Parchet, the Samoëns ecomuseum is an old farmhouse restored to 19th-century codes, housing numerous objects from the period.

Its founder, Pierre Dechavassine, has given the ecomuseum a true account of his life and that of his ancestors. A wonderful moment of discovery and culture to share with family and friends!

Clos Parchet Ecomuseum 

CR de Clos Parchet, 74340 SAMOENS

Phone : +33 4 50 34 46 69

Ecomusée à Samoëns

Well-being and relaxation activities IN SAMOËNS

Wellness walks in Samoëns 

Indian summer in Samoëns is conducive to relaxation. Come and enjoy a moment just for you by indulging in a physical activity that promotes relaxation and well-being. The mountains are our health’s friend! The Samoëns Guide Bureau is now offering its wellness and fitness walks nordic walking. Encouraging cardiovascular activity, they can be practised on all types of terrain and all year round, offering both novice and experienced enthusiasts a moment of relaxation in harmony with nature.

Marche Bien Être : Guide Bureau

Phone: +33 4 12 01 00 44

Massages in Samoëns 💆🏼

For massage enthusiasts, get into expert hands at institutes in Samoëns. Offering all kinds of wellness massages: Indian, Hawaiian, Californian/Swedish, Ayurvedic, Thai, Tui Na (Chinese), hot stone, AMMA seated, reflexology, foot, our relaxation professionals welcome you to offer you a moment just for you.

Détente & massages : Destination Massages

Phone: +33 6 13 12 50 12

SO soins énergétiques

Phone: +33 6 11 28 03 67

🌲 Walks in the forests of Samoëns 🌲

Calling all walkers, nature lovers and change-of-season enthusiasts: Indian summer is here, and the forests of Samoëns offer a veritable playground for your walks. In the midst of autumn-colored vegetation, flickering from red to orange and yellow, October is a great month for forest walks and mushroom picking. But make no mistake, mushrooms won’t reveal themselves without a little effort and patience on your part!


Les rencontres bien-être 

Since September 2020, the aim of the Terres de bien-être association has been to bring together those involved in wellness in the Giffre Valley to enhance the value of each other’s practices and encourage exchanges.

Courses, workshops, lectures, one-to-one sessions, walks and pick-your-own with registration.

Evénement Les Rencontres Bien-Être, cliquez ci-dessous !

Cultural activities in Samoëns

La médiathèque de Samoëns welcomes you all week, except Thursdays and Sundays, to enhance your autumn reading. Open to children and adults alike, you’ll find a wide selection of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs, as well as events, lectures, shows and photographic exhibitions.

Opening hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4pm to 6pm;

Wednesday and Saturday, 10am to 12pm and 3pm to 6pm.

Closed on Sundays.

Phone: +33 4 50 34 95 77

Autumn sports activities in Samoëns

Canyoning in the Giffre Valley

Water sports activities on the Giffre torrent include canyoning. Different routes have been designed to make this sensational activity enjoyable for young and old alike!


Your guide will lead you down waterslides, jumps and even abseil down waterfalls that can be bypassed at will.

Bureau des Guides

Phone: +33 4 12 01 00 44


Phone : +33 4 50 93 86 74 / +33 6 75 72 84 21

Mountain Spirit

Phone: +33 6 46 21 59 37 / +33 4 56 12 78 39


Tel : 06 31 20 44 10

Altitude Rafting

Phone:  +33 6 42 52 00 38

Aventure Montagne

Phone: +33 6 70 55 51 19


Phone : +33 4 50 34 45 26

Mountain bike hire

For your septimontaine escapades by mountain bike, in the heart of the Haut-Giffre massif, you can rent mountain bikes or electric bikes and set off on an adventure around the village of Samoëns. With over 400 km of trails, 28 freeride and single-track trails and a legendary mountain pass: welcome to two-wheeled paradise in the Alps. After a beautiful summer season, the scenery changes, giving way to a unique playground, ideal for outdoor outings. With family or friends, alone or accompanied by a guide, everyone will find the course to suit their mood and level.

Mountain Spirit

Phone: +33 6 46 21 59 37 / +33 4 56 12 78 39

Anthonioz Ski 

Phone: +33 4 50 34 93 67

Sports experiences 

Phone: +33 4 50 34 90 36

Roland Gay

Phone: +33 4 50 34 42 44

X’treme glisses 

Phone: 04 50 89 82 30

Ask for details from service providers. Reservations required.



Accessible through courses and first flights, the paragliding is for the whole family, from the youngest to the oldest, who want to try their hand at it in Haute Savoie. Just let your instructor guide you and enjoy a gentle, gradual flight.

You’ll discover the majesty of our mountains in autumn and the Giffre torrent in the hollow of the valley. Offered by a number of service providers, you can choose from a wide range of routes and durations.

ZigZag mountain office

Phone: +33 4 50 34 95 80 / 06 07 14 94 24

Pegasus Air Samoëns

Phone: +33 4 50 34 95 80 / 06 07 14 94 24

The Flying Tontons

Phone: +33 6 20 30 75 53

2 ski fly 

Phone: +33 6 19 30 35 29

ABC Spirale Parapente

Phone: +33 7 83 83 95 74

Samoens 209

Via-ferrata, climbing and caving

The Samoëns guide office offers you to practice via-ferrata, climbing and caving. The Via Ferrata, a cross between hiking and rock-climbing, allows you to enjoy magnificent scenery overlooking the course of the Giffre, the valley’s torrent. Clinging securely to the wall, you move safely over ladders, suspension bridges and other obstacles.

As for caving, Samoëns is famous for its Gouffre Jean Bernard, the second deepest chasm in the world. It’s a great sport for all ages, and can be enjoyed by beginners and experts alike. Through the caves, you’ll discover another of the valley’s riches, hidden beneath the surface.

Bureau des guides

Phone: +33 4 12 01 00 44

Bureau de montagne ZigZag

Phone: +33 4 50 34 95 80 / +33 6 07 14 94 24

Pauline Pretet 

Phone: +33 6 71 14 51 19


Phone: +33 4 50 93 86 74

Mountain Spirit

Phone: +33 4 56 12 78 39

Escalade à Samoëns

Tennis, court rental

This autumn, spice up your holidays with a little sporting action by renting one of the many courts at the Samoëns tennis club. With 5 tennis courts (4 concrete courts and 1 green set) and 3 beach tennis courts, a variant that’s as much fun as it is sporty, you can play tennis without moderation! Available for hire by the hour, tennis courts can be booked on the Ten’up application for €12 per hour and on presentation of an identity document. If you’d like to learn to play or improve your skills, private lessons are available as well as courses dedicated to practice.

Information on the Tennis Club website.

Book on the Ten’up app.


Fishing, an accessible family activity

Discover, this autumn one of the most beautiful and vast fishing in a first category mountain environment. Samoëns gives you access to over 27 km of Giffre from Morillon to Sixt Fer à Cheval, as well as 23 km of nants (rivers), the Gers lakes, the Gouilles Rouges, the second Lac aux Dames and the communal lakes of Samoëns and Morillon. Enough to end the season on a high note in the heart of the Alps, in the Giffre Valley.

Fishing cards available for a fee. On sale for 17€ at the Tourist Office.

Fishing conditions: check with the tour operators.

Until November 15, 2023.

Phone: +33 4 50 34 40 28

Pêche à Samoëns

We love the skating rink and we’ll be back!

What better way to keep young and old alike waiting for winter than to skate on the big patinoire de Samoëns?

For a taste of the joys of ice, the indoor outdoor rink also offers skate rental and sharpening, as well as supports to help the youngest or beginners get around; 

Opening planned for the autumn vacations.

Information by phone.

Phone: +33 4 50 34 13 92

Feuillets d’Automne 📚

Les Rencontres littéraires du Giffre invite 5 authors to share their stories from October 11 to 14, 2023 in Samoëns, Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval and Taninges.

Literary encounters, round tables, literary walks and writing workshops are all on the agenda!

Please note: Special “news” evening on Wednesday October 11 at 6.30pm at the Samoëns media library.

Programme détaillé en cliquant ci dessous !