The ideal destination for your family stays, the village of Samoëns and its resort are full of entertainment, activities and discoveries for you this summer. Young and old, come and recharge your batteries in the fresh air of the Haute-Savoie mountains. A program full of surprises awaits you in Samoëns this summer!

OUTDOOR activities


For your family walks and hikes, choose Samoëns, the summer hiking destination! The village is the gateway to the Cirque du Fer à Cheval, the ideal point for many hikes (waterfall trail, Rouget waterfall, Bourgeoise…) and privileged access to the neighboring Les Carroz resort. From the Haut-Savoyard village, discover the surrounding peaks (up to 2100m) thanks to the ski lifts open every day this summer and enjoy the magnificent panorama of Mont Blanc.

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Hikes for children

Children price 28€

Each Wednesday, your children will can make hikes with mountain guides for a day fool of benefits. During an easy walk into the surrounding mountains your children will discover small and large animals and flowers of all colors…  Themes games, picnics and new friends will punctuate this mountain escape.

Donkey rides

From 60€ 

The ideal companion for your family outings, the donkey will carry your belongings and help the little ones to finish the hikes. In Samoëns, you will have the opportunity to discover the treasures of the Haut-Giffre mountain and valley, thanks to this activity which will delight the whole family.

Pony rides

From 34€

During your stay in Samoëns, let your children discover or re-discover the joys of pony rides. Our partner Equita Passion adapts to all levels and all desires to make you experience a moment of pure happiness with your family.

ATB rides

Hours, half day or day prices 

Discover the ATB rides joy along the Giffre river this summer with your family. Children and parents will can share a privilage moment thanks to the many trails accessible to all levels. Samoëns is not called the paradise of mountain bikers for nothing! With its 400km of trails, you will have only the choice for your family itineraries. For holidaymakers looking for a little more technique, the ski lifts allow you to reach heights and consider more committed routes.

Quad biking with your family

J’Aime Sport / adults from 60€ + 10€ by children

In exclusivity in Samoëns, discover the valley along the Giffre banks, in quad biking with children behind you ! Accompanied it is a full feelings moment  that all family will experience and which they will remember.

Leisure center in Samoëns

The Samoëns leisure center are 10 ha of landscaped outdoor spaces accessible on foot from the village center. On place you will found amenities like a free car park or pinics areas. To entertain you the leisure center offer to you many activities and also two lakes for fishing or swimming, lawn to lay down, paraglider landing area and a gaming area  for children. Relaxation and greenery place accessible at the gate of Samoëns village.

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Pêche au lac aux dames
Lac aux dames @Christian Martelet

Swimming Pool

496 route Lac aux Dames / From 3,90€ 

At the Lac aux Dames leisure center, discover the outdoor swimming pool with a magnificent panorama of the mountains surrounding Samoëns. As a family, it is a day full of relaxation and activities that you will spend within this furnished complex. Young and old will be able to have fun in the water thanks to a sports pool, a learning pool of 25X12.5 meters each, a paddling pool of 50m² and, best of all, a 60-meter slide! Most ? The space has a 6000 m² lawn and a playground where you can practice volleyball, tennis ball with your children in complete freedom.

Golf on water and green

Equipment rental for the day / From 5€ 

At the Samoëns leisure center, come and discover golf on water and green with your family. The principle ? At the start of a mat, your objective will be to reach the targets located on the lake at a distance of 35m to 140m. Next to that, you can find the more classic formula of golf thanks to a 9-hole synthetic Compact Green course. A real joy !


Rental tennis court from 12€

Here is an activity that will appeal to the whole family! Whether you know it or discover it, Samoëns offers you the possibility of playing tennis thanks to its tennis courts located on the leisure center. Autonomously or accompanied during private lessons, to initiate or improve your skills, come and have fun on the courts this summer

Entertainment in SAMOËNS

Family of four walking on a bridge crossing the river

The little train

Starting in Place du Criou at 11am -On booking / Adult 5€, child 3€

Let yourself be guided by the Septitrain and discover in an original and authentic way the village with 2,400 inhabitants per year, located at an altitude of 700 meters. Through the comments you will learn more about the town’s almost millennial history.

The cinema 

Cinéma le Criou, Les Billets

Come and have fun in front of a good movie at the Samoëns cinema. You will discover the main films of the moment thanks to the two screenings per day. Most ? In case of bad weather, the Samoëns cinema adapts and offers more screenings!

Leisure center la Marmotte

Children from 3 to 6 years old : école maternelle Le Cadelet in Verchaix / Children from 7 to 13 years old : center la Marmotte in les Pétérets

Let your children discover the joys of a leisure center. Samoëns allows children from 3 to 13 years old to come and have fun during the summer holidays around sports, fun and manual activities and to have fun surrounded by other children of their age.

The petanque 

4 petanque courts in Samoëns village / Free access

Pétanque, the ultimate family leisure activity for your summer days! To allow you to share the practice of pétanque with your children during your holidays, Samoëns provides you with outdoor pétanque courts, accessible free of charge and without reservation! You will find one at Lac aux Dames, at Place des 7 Monts, at Pas du Loup and finally at the cinema.

 Media library

Media library François-Désarnod / Free for less than 18 years olf

Between books, CDs and DVDs, from science fiction, to adult and youth sections to documentaries, you will find a rich offer at the Samoëns media library. Most ? Throughout the year, the media library offers cultural activities for all audiences: story time and workshops for young audiences, writing workshop, reading club, storytelling evenings, conferences and slide shows, meetings with authors, screenings in the framework of national events …


Gros tilleul square

Find in the center of the village, the famous Samoëns carousel. A timeless activity and still popular with children, the merry-go-round allows families to have a great time and to fill up with memories. Let yourself be guided by the wooden hair and other small cars.

The ” Rosalie “

Samoëns village / From 6€

Discover the village of Samoëns in an original and fun way. Rent your Rosalie, a pedal car, and explore the streets of the Haut-Savoyard village. Laughter and family memories guaranteed!

Clos Parchet Ecomuseum

Joux-Plane street , Cessonex, 74340 Samoëns / From 4,50€, free for -12 years old

As a family, come and discover the Clos Parchet ecomuseum farm. Guided by the Savoie Mont Blanc Heritage Guides, you will learn more about the history of this place, restored and furnished “old-fashioned” in order to immerse yourself in the spirit of the 19th century. Most ? In summer, the ecomuseum offers entertainment around the bread oven and the visit ends in conviviality around a tasting of regional products.

The Botanical Garden 

Alpine botanical garden La Jaÿsinia / Free

Samoëns is full of surprises and fantastic places, and the Alpine Botanical Garden La Jaÿsinia is one of them. As a family, come and discover the 2,500 floral species of alpine pastures found in the 3,700 hectares of botanical garden in Samoëns. Carved on the southern mountainside overlooking the village, facing south, this magnificent garden overlooks the village of Samoëns and offers its visitors a timeless moment.

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Via Ferrata

Rental equipment from 12€ – Accompanied activitesf rom 45€ / From 8 years old 

Passage between hiking and climbing, horizontality and verticality, the via ferrata is an original activity to discover with the family. The routes equipped with cables, metal rungs, footbridges, monkey bridge, facilitate the course which remains nonetheless sporty. Whether you decide to do the activity on your own or with a companion, it’s a lovely moment that you will share with the whole family.

Picnic area

Leisure center, Lac des Dames / Free access

In addition to all the activities at the Lac des Dames de Samoëns leisure center, you can find a picnic area for your family lunch. Surrounded by two lakes and is equipped with tables, benches, trash can and toilets, it is the ideal place to eat between two activities!

Baby equipment rental  

Samoëns village

Samoëns is the destination of choice for your family stays. Between sporting, cultural and leisure activities, everything is done so that all members of the family can have an unforgettable vacation. To make your stay as perfect as possible, the resort’s service providers offer you equipment and materials for your baby  (stroller, baby carrier backpack, bottle warmer, cot …) as well as changing corners for these.


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Tourism Office of Samoëns

66, place de l’Office de Tourisme


Tél. : +33 (0)

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Open each day from 9am to 12pm and from 2:30pm to 8:30pm