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In the heart of historical Samoens, the old market and the "Large Lime Tree" evoke days gone by, while still remaining a lively meeting place at the very centre of local life.
The "Gros Tilleul" (large lime tree), which symbolises the town of Samoens, was planted in 1438 to celebrate a ruling handed down by Duke Amadeus VIII of Savoy, stating that the inhabitants of Samoens owned the Frétérolle, Chardonnière, Vigny and Cuidex alpine meadows in the neighbouring Manche valley. The "Gros Tilleul" is quite remarkable for its age and size. This famous landmark has been immortalised by numerous local authors, poets and musicians through the ages.
Fly with a professional instructor and have a great time enjoying beautiful landscapes in a fun atmosphere! Spirale Parapente welcomes you to Samoens in the main square, la Place du Gros Tilleul.
Guided tour of the historical and architectural heritage of the village of Samoens in English. Tours on request (minimum 3 persons) .
Discover the history of Samoens and it’s architecture, with this guided tour.
Discover the history of Mathonex.