For the month of August, we have put together a complete program for young and old. Whether you prefer sports or cultural events, you will find all the possible outings and activities in Samoëns this summer. From the fireworks on August 15th, to the stone sculpture festival, to the Mégawatt and its electrically assisted mountain bikes, we are waiting for you in great numbers in the resort!

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES IN SAMOENS

Find all our weekly activities to enjoy a friendly moment each week and discover the treasures of Samoëns and the region.

Mondays

Savoyard Time

Join us every Monday in August for a Savoyard time, a real moment of sharing around the local culture. Music groups, traditional songs and creative workshops to make you live the Savoyard culture and traditions.

Every Monday at 6pm (until 23/08) – Free

Wednesdays

The garden evenings

In the heart of a botanical garden classified as a “Remarkable Garden of France”, discover more than 2400 varieties of alpine plants from the 5 continents. The garden evenings, offered every Wednesday evening, are privileged and unique moments to discover this botanical garden in a completely different way, brought by a different theme (storytelling, nature, music, heritage, astronomy). To take advantage of this unique moment, a reservation is necessary and can be made at the Tourist Office of Samöens.

Every Wednesday at 8:30 pm (until 25/08) – Free

Family time

Come and enjoy every Wednesday, from 4pm, a playful moment filled with games, animations, manual activities and discovery of the valley’s heritage. The family time is a privileged moment to share with your children. On the place du Gros Tilleul, in the heart of the historical center of Samoëns, young and old will be conquered by this moment of discovery and fun followed by a show at 6pm.

 

Every Wednesday at 4pm. Beginning of the show at 6pm (until 25/08) – Free

Thursdays

The F’Estival les Pépites

Every Thursday at 8 pm (6:30 pm on August 5th and 12th), come and enjoy a musical interlude in Samoëns between two hikes or after a relaxing day in the valley. Our program of emerging national and international artists sharing their passion and talent for music promises unforgettable moments in the heart of the Giffre Valley.

Every Thursday at 8pm, 6:30pm on August 5th and 12th, (until 26/08) – Free

OUR HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH

Come and live an unforgettable month of August, in the heart of the Alps and its mountains, thanks to the animations and events proposed by the village of Samoëns. These highlights will punctuate the local life for a lively summer full of activities.

August 1st, the Septibeach, a friendly tennis tournament

Come and try your hand at tennis in a festive and friendly way by participating in the 8th edition of the Septibeach Tennis in Samoëns. On the program, friendly matches in pools, mixed doubles and men’s doubles, all accompanied by a joyful and relaxed musical atmosphere. You can also enjoy the bar and a barbecue to eat and relax between 2 matches.

Information and registration (until July 30): samoens@tennisdugiffre.fr

Starting at 8:30 am

Telephone: +33 (0)4 50 34 94 36

August 8th, the Samoëns Guides Festival

Real institution of the mountain environment, the guides are an integral part of the local life. All year long, they allow locals and visitors alike to discover the Haut-Giffre and its riches in complete safety through a variety of activities. On August 8th, for one day, the guides will be honored. During the afternoon, you will be able to find workshops and film projections on the mountain as well as a presentation by the guides of the alpine disciplines practicable in Samoëns (climbing, slackline, abseiling).

Free of charge – Starting at 2pm

Halle de la Grenette, Place du Gros Tilleul, 74340 Samoëns

+ 33 (0)4 50 34 40 28 – infos@samoens.com

Les évènements à Samoëns

From August 13th to 15th, the shopkeepers’ festival

Discover, during a weekend, the best products of the French and High Savoyard soil. The shopkeepers’ festival mobilizes the local craftsmen during a big sale in the heart of Samoëns. In addition to the good deals (ski equipment, shoes, mountain bikes, clothes), you will find regional products from local crafts. The food stores as well as the local producers of the city will propose, moreover, tastings of their specialities (cheeses, delicatessen, wines, pastries).

From August 13 to 17, the Vogue, summer fair

From Friday August 13th to Tuesday August 17th, the Vogue funfair will take place in Samoëns. On the program, attractions and rides for young and old to entertain you and have fun with family or friends. You will be able to enjoy thrill rides, shooting stands, angling stands and other candy stores for a friendly and fun time!

Free access – Carousel and attractions for a fee

Fair on the market parking lot

August 15, the vertical kilometer of Criou

Sportsmen and sportswomen, come and challenge yourselves on an event that is as exhilarating as it is physical. The Criou vertical kilometer race, one of the steepest in France, promises you a dry climb of 2.059 kilometers and 1000D+. With a departure of the competitors every 20 seconds, you will try to reach the top as quickly as possible. Whether you are an amateur or a beginner, the challenge will be even greater as you will be rubbing shoulders with the best specialists in the discipline under the cheers of the crowd.

From 9am – Place du Gros Tilleul – Samoens

Registration required for participants – 25€.

From the Junior category

More information on : kmv-ducriou.com/La-Course

August 15, the evening of celebration

Experience an evening of celebration and wonder starting at 8pm, with a concert and a lantern parade. At 10 pm, the traditional fireworks will be fired and followed by a popular ball. Young and old will be enchanted by this magical moment outside of time. The festivities are held on the base of leisure of the lakes to the Ladies, do not hesitate to come to benefit from the places, in family, between friends, as of the morning. On the program: during the day the parade of the municipal harmony and at 5 pm the traditional game of Toupines under the Grenette.

From 8pm – Free access

Base de loisirs des lacs aux Dames

74340 Samoëns

04 50 34 40 28 – infos@samoens.com

Fontaine des tailleurs de pierre à Samoëns

August 21 and 22, the stone festival

In the four corners of the village of Samoëns, the sculptures proposed by artists from all over the world make you discover a past rich in history. Samoëns has always been considered as a Mecca of this tradition and continues to offer you a timeless and extraordinary show. A real open-air museum, you will find, in the shadow of the Criou, an event entirely dedicated to stone sculpture.

+ 33 (0)4 50 34 40 28 – infos@samoens.com

August 28th and 29th, the Mégawatt, electric bike festival

For the second edition of this festival, Samoëns invites you to come and share a sporting moment, but not only! The Mégawatt is an opportunity for beginners to learn about electric mountain biking through supervised outings adapted to their level. Discovering the valley, the electric mountain bike will make you spend a playful moment without exhausting you. For the more athletic, our guides will propose itineraries with several levels of difficulty (green, blue, red and black). The assistance provided by the bikes and the advice of the instructor will take you to the surrounding mountains, plateaus and trails with breathtaking views. During the whole festival, you will also be able to find and enjoy many animations around the bike.

From Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th August 2021 from 9am to 6pm – Price per ride (between 15€ and 25€)

Refreshments and food on site.

Please bring a credit card for the deposit of the bike and the equipment. Amount not debited.

Samoëns Leisure Center – 74340 Samoëns

+ 33 (0)4 50 34 40 28 – infos@samoens.com

Trotinette électrique en été à Samoëns

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Find us and contact us easily !

Samoëns Tourist Office

66, place de l’Office de Tourisme

74340 SAMOENS

Phone : + 33 (0)4 50 34 40 28

Mail : infos@samoens.com

Open every day from 9am to 12pm and from 2:30pm to 6:30pm