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The history of the village of Samoëns

The historic heart of Samoëns, with its ancient Halles, church and the Big Linden, is reminiscent of a nearly millennial history and ancestral heritage. The name «Samoëns» goes back to the year 1167. It comes from a medieval expression that describes «the seven mountains» surrounding the village: Cuidex, Vigny, Folly, Oddaz, Bostan, Chardonnière, Freterolles, La Vullie. This is why the inhabitants of the village are called septimontains and septimontaines.

200 YEARS OF TOURISM

THE BIG LIME TREE

NATURAL RESERVE

BOTANICAL GARDEN

HAMLET

GUIDED TOUR

THE CHAPELS

L'ECOMUSEE