After a sporting summer for some or a more relaxing one for others, Samoëns invites you to discover its village and its hamlets during a beautiful Indian summer. Strolls along the Giffre, discovery of the surrounding forests or the Tines gorges, diversions by the magnificent mountain lakes… Samoëns is decked out in warm colours to let you enjoy an exceptional environment and the last beautiful days of the year. These changing colours, particularly remarkable in this season, are enough to transform your stay into a remarkable moment of well-being, culture or sport. In October, summer is not over in Samoëns!

Visits, cultural activities and well-being in Samoëns

Visits to the farms of Samoëns

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

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Ferme des Cimes

 Gaec le Criou Farm

Family farm, production and sale of fresh farmhouse cheeses made from the milk of our cows.

Open every day from 5.45pm to 7pm. Closed on Sundays.

Possibility to attend the milking of the cows according to the owners’ availability.

95 Chemin du Bré – Chez Renand

Tel : +33 (0)6 08 47 92 38

 

Ferme des Cimes

Family-run farm, production and sales.

Open every day.

Visits to the farm by reservation

1431, Route de Col du Joux Plane La Combe Emeru

Tel : +33 (0)6 79 88 07 21

Guided tours of Samoëns

The heritage guides offer you the opportunity to discover Samoëns through a walk between the history of art, the discovery of the hamlets and a visit to the village and its traditions. A real moment of sharing and discovery with your guide, it is a place full of history that will be presented to you with its local traditions, shared by all the Septimontains. Reservations and information for guided tours can be made directly with the Samoëns tourist office. In the centre of Samoëns, you can also discover the septitrain which, on reservation for 15 people minimum at +33 (0)6 10 40 83 08, will take you through the historic centre of the village.

More information at the Samoëns Tourist Office

Open Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00. Closed on weekends and public holidays.

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

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

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Visit the Samoëns Ecomuseum!

Every Thursday from 2pm to 4pm, until the end of the autumn school holidays (7 November included), the ecomuseum opens its doors to you for timeless guided tours. Named the Clos Parchet, the Samoëns Ecomuseum is an old farmhouse restored according to the codes of the 19th century, in which you will find many objects of the time.

Its founder, Pierre Déchavassine, has brought to the museum a true testimony of his life and that of his ancestors. A beautiful moment of discovery and culture to share with family and friends!

Clos Parchet Ecomuseum

CR de Clos Parchet, 74340 SAMOENS

Tel : + 33 (0)4 50 34 46 69

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Wellness and relaxation activities in Samoëns

Wellness walks in Samoëns

The Indian summer in Samoëns is ideal for relaxation. Come and enjoy a moment to yourself by indulging in a physical activity that promotes relaxation and well-being. The mountain is the friend of our health! The Samoëns Guide Bureau offers you its wellness and Nordic walking outings. They promote cardiovascular activity and can be practised on all types of terrain and all year round to offer both novices and experienced walkers a moment of relaxation in harmony with nature.

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Massages in the institute in Samoëns

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

Wellness walk : Bureau des Guides

Tel: + 33 (0)4 50 34 43 12

Relaxation & massages: Destination Massages

Tel : +33 (0)6 13 12 50 12

SO energy care

Tel : +33 (0)6 11 28 03 67

Walks in the forests of Samoëns

Notice to walkers, nature lovers and the change of seasons, the Indian summer is here and the forests of Samoëns offer you a real playground for your walks. In the heart of a vegetation with autumnal colours, flickering from red to orange and yellow, October is a month favourable for walks in the forest and for the harvesting of mushrooms. But don’t be fooled, they won’t reveal themselves without a little effort and patience on your part!

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Wellness meetings

Since September 2020, the Terres de bien-être association has aimed to bring together those involved in well-being in the Giffre valley to promote the practices of each and to encourage exchanges.

Courses, workshops, conferences, individual sessions, walks and pick-ups on registration during the weekend of 23 to 25 September.

More information by clicking here.

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Cultural activities in Samoëns

The media library of Samoëns welcomes you all week long, except Thursdays and Sundays, to make your autumn reading more enjoyable. Open to children and adults alike, you will find a wide range of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs as well as events, conferences, shows and photographic exhibitions.

Opening hours :

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

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

Closed on Sundays.

Tel: +33 (0)4 50 34 95 77

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Autumn sports activities in Samoëns

Canyoning in the Giffre Valley

The water activities available on the Giffre torrent include canyoning. Different routes have been designed to allow young and old alike to enjoy this sensational activity!

Your guide will accompany you through the water slides, jumps and even abseiling down waterfalls which can be bypassed as you wish.

Bureau des Guides

Tel : +33 (0)4 50 34 43 12

Nunayak

Tel : +33 (0)4 50 93 86 74 / +33 (0)6 75 72 84 21

Mountain Spirit

Tel : +33 (0)6 46 21 59 37 / +33 (0)4 56 12 78 39

Zigzag

Tel : +33 (0)6 31 20 44 10

Altitude Rafting

Tel :  +33 (0)6 42 52 00 38

Aventure Montagne

Tel : +33 (0)6 70 55 51 19

Ecolorado

Tel : +33 (0)4 50 34 45 26

Mountain bike hire

For your mountain biking escapades in the heart of the Haut-Giffre massif, you can hire mountain bikes or electric bikes and set off on an adventure around the village of Samoëns. With more than 400 km of trails, 28 freeride and single track trails and a legendary pass, welcome to the Alps’ two-wheeler paradise. After a beautiful summer season, the scenery changes, giving way to a unique playground, ideal for outdoor activities. With family or friends, alone or accompanied by a guide, everyone will find a route adapted to their desires and level.

Mountain Spirit

Tel: +33 (0)6 46 21 59 37 / +33 (0)4 56 12 78 39

Anthonioz Ski 

Tél : +33 (0)4 50 34 93 67

Sports experiences 

Tél : +33 (0)4 50 34 90 36

Roland Gay

Tél : +33 (0)4 50 34 42 44

X’treme glisses 

Tél : +33 (0)4 50 89 82 30

Information available from the service providers. On reservation.

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Paragliding

Paragliding is accessible through courses and first flights and is suitable for all the family, from the youngest to the oldest, who want to try it in Haute Savoie. Just let your instructor guide you and enjoy a gentle and progressive flight.

You will discover the majesty of our mountains in autumn and the torrent of the Giffre in the valley. Offered by many providers, you can enjoy a wide choice of routes and duration.

Bureau de montagne ZigZag

Tél : +33 (0)4 50 34 95 80 / +33 (0)6 07 14 94 24

Pégase Air Samoëns

Tél : +33 (0)4 50 34 95 80 / +(0)6 07 14 94 24

Les Tontons volants

Tél : +33 (0)6 20 30 75 53

2 ski fly 

Tél : +33 (0)6 19 30 35 29

ABC Spirale Parapente

Tél : +33 (0)7 83 83 95 74

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Via-ferrata, climbing and caving

The Samoëns guide office offers you the opportunity to practice via-ferrata, climbing and caving. The Via Ferrata, a combination of hiking and climbing, allows you to enjoy the magnificent scenery while overlooking the course of the Giffre, the valley’s torrent. Clinging firmly to the wall, you can move safely on ladders, suspension bridges and other obstacles.

As for caving, in Samoëns, it is famous thanks to the Jean Bernard chasm, the second deepest chasm in the world. This is a great sport and a family activity which can be practised by beginners as well as by the experienced. Through the caves, you will discover another wealth of the valley, well hidden under the surface.

Bureau des guides

Phone : +33 (0)4 50 34 43 12

Bureau de montagne ZigZag

Phone : +33 (0)4 50 34 95 80 / +33 (0)6 07 14 94 24

Pauline Pretet 

Tél : +33 (0)6 71 14 51 19

Nunayak

Tél : +33 (0)4 50 93 86 74

Mountain Spirit

Tél : +33 (0)4 56 12 78 39

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Tennis, court rental

This autumn, add a little sport to your stay by renting one of the many tennis courts at the Samoëns club. With 5 tennis courts (4 concrete courts and 1 green set court) and 3 beach tennis courts, a variant that is as fun as it is sporty, you can play tennis without moderation! The tennis courts are available for hire by the hour and can be booked at the tourist office for €12 per hour on presentation of an identity document. If you wish to learn to play or improve your skills, private lessons are available as well as courses dedicated to practice.

Information and booking on the app Ten’Up.

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

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Fishing, a family activity and accessible

Discover, this autumn, one of the most beautiful and vast fishing courses in the mountains classified in first category. Samoëns gives you access to more than 27 km of the 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 please you to finish the season in beauty in the heart of the Alps, in the Giffre valley.

Paying fishing cards. On sale at the Tourist Office.

Fishing conditions: see the tourist advisers.

Until November 15th 2022.

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

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We love the ice rink and we’re going back!

What could be better than to make young and old wait for winter by coming to skate on the large ice rink in Samoëns?

To taste the joys of ice, the covered outdoor rink also offers skate rental, skate sharpening and supports to help the youngest or beginners to move around.

Opening soon.

Information by phone.

Tel: + 33 (0)4 50 34 13 92