Samoëns and the Area

A ski resort listed by the French historic monuments agency.

Samoëns in the Northern French Alps, sits between Morzine and Chamonix, only 1 hour from Geneva. This spectacular and beautiful area is protected and hence hasn’t been spoilt by tourism. Samoëns has been awarded a ‘Coq d’Or’ for being one of the prettiest villages in France. Samoëns is full of character and charm with stonemasonry and farming at the heart, yet still provides the centre for almost every outdoor activity imaginable.

Based at the heart of the Grand Massif mountain region and nestled in the stunning valley of the Giffre river, Samoëns and the area provide spectacular scenery including mountain lakes, national parks, waterfalls, botanical gardens and an abundance of wildlife. Just minutes up the road at Sixt Fer a Cheval are over a dozen enormous waterfalls. It has a great deal to offer families and individuals of all ages seeking adventure or alternatively, just sheer relaxation.

Activities……. All year round, winter and summer.

Samoëns is conveniently located in the Grand Massif, which is made up of some other beautiful villages, the fascinating village of Sixt and Les Carroz on the way to Flaine.

There are numerous excellent restaurants, in Samoëns alone there are over 25 to chose from and more again the surrounding village. These include bistros, gourmet, traditional French Savoyard and Pizzerias. A range of cafes and bars and numerous shops cater for all your needs, many of which are located around the historic squares.

Samoëns hold weekly typical French market for locals and tourists alike. Samoëns has a beautiful church, a few chocolatiers, health spas and beauty parlours, 3 banks and cash points, doctors, 6 sports hire shops, 2 chemists, about a dozen bars, over 40 shops, a cinema, an ice skating rink, crèche, swimming pools in the summer, 3 fantastic bakeries, 3 supermarkets and everything else you would expect from well equipped mountain resorts are all here. The Tourist Office puts on various entertainments in the village square ranging from kids' events, to antique and crafts fairs throughout the year.


Our services

wifi gratuit et illimité
  • A free and unlimited Wi-Fi connexion.
  • Bed Linen for rent.
  • The booking of your activities
  • The booking of your ski equipment
  • Baby equipment is available free of charge (call in advance to reserve it)
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi available

Information and contact

Roger et Christiane CURNIER,
les Fontaines,
74 340  Samoens, France.

Languages :
Telephone : +33 (0)4 50 34 43 62
Mobile : +33 (0)6 61 16 43 62
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