Samoens

Travel Guide

While the village of Samoëns is particularly well known for its ski resort, it is also home to some exceptional heritage, offering a break combining sport and culture.

Samoëns is a commune situated in the south of the department of Haute-Savoie, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, close to the French-Swiss border. This land of stonecutters is a village resort par excellence, with its high-altitude ski area and a picturesque village in the Giffre Valley.

The ski resort of Samoëns boasts an exceptional view in the heart of the French Alps. It is part of the Grand Massif ski area, and is connected to four other resorts: Sixt Fer à Cheval, Flaine, Les Carroz and Morillon. From the village, you can get there in just eight minutes via the Grand Massif Express lift, and explore the 165 miles of slopes, which offer skiing for beginners and seasoned skiers alike.

Don't miss out on the other surprises Samoëns has in store, which you'll discover as you walk around the village. You can admire exceptional architecture, including in the église Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, where the chapels and oratories bear witness to the religious devotion of the village's ancestors, as well as the fountains and chalets from the 1950s and 60s.

A 3.5-hectare botanic garden contains some 4,500 species of mountain plants from five continents. A leisure centre has been built around the village's two lakes, which offer a wide range of activities (tennis, football, adventure park, paragliding, etc.) to entertain kids and grown-ups alike. The famous Gouffre Jean-Bernard cave is also perfect for potholing.

Samoëns is easy to get to by motorway from Geneva or Chamonix. You can also take the train to Cluses station, which is just over 12 miles away, and then reach the village by taxi or coach. In winter, there is also a shuttle service to Geneva airport.

An exhilarating break awaits you!

Résidence Lagrange Vacances Les Fermes de Samoëns
Résidence Lagrange Vacances Les Fermes de Samoëns
3 out of 5
Situated in the mountains, this residence is within 1 mile (2 km) of Samoens Ski Resort, Grand Massif Express Gondola and Base de Loisir des Lacs Aux Dames. ...
3.7/5Good! (49 reviews)
"This is budget self catering accom. Very little communication between staff and guests on site."

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

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Hôtel Alexane
Hôtel Alexane
4 out of 5
Situated in Samoens, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Samoens Ski Resort, Grand Massif Express Gondola and Base de Loisir des Lacs Aux Dames. Morillon ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (45 reviews)
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"Service was excellent. Lovely rooms, well decorated in keeping with the mountain setting and immaculately clean. Fab facilities if you want to stay in nice bonus of underground parking. Service and staff were excellent and very helpful throughout."

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2020

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Chalet-Hôtel Neige et Roc, The Originals Relais (Hotel-Chalet de Tradition)
Chalet-Hôtel Neige et Roc, The Originals Relais (Hotel-Chalet de Tradition)
4 out of 5
255 route de Taninges, Samoens
Located near the slopes, this Samoens hotel is in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Jaysinia Alpine Botanical Gardens and Grand Massif Express Gondola, and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (59 reviews)
"We had an OK stay however we felt the hotel was too busy and there were too many people at the swimming pool/sitting area - there was no social distancing going on - so we didn't feel comfortable about using this facility, which was why we decided to book to stay there in the first place, so that ..."

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2021

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Chalet-Hôtel Neige et Roc, The Originals Relais (Hotel-Chalet de Tradition)
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Résidence Lagrange Vacances Les Fermes de Samoëns
Résidence Lagrange Vacances Les Fermes de Samoëns
3 out of 5
Situated in the mountains, this residence is within 1 mile (2 km) of Samoens Ski Resort, Grand Massif Express Gondola and Base de Loisir des Lacs Aux Dames. ...
3.7/5Good! (49 reviews)
"This is budget self catering accom. Very little communication between staff and guests on site."

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

Résidence Lagrange Vacances Les Fermes de Samoëns
Résidence Alexane
Résidence Alexane
5 out of 5
Avenue des Loisirs, Samoens, Haute-Savoie
Situated in the mountains, this luxury residence is within a 15-minute walk of Samoens Ski Resort, Grand Massif Express Gondola, and Base de Loisir des Lacs ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)
"High quality property with great furnitures and materials! Amazing spa! Located perfectly in Samoens close to everything."

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2021

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Chalet de Luxe au Pied des Pistes Avec Piscine, spa & Hammam - Samoens
Chalet de Luxe au Pied des Pistes Avec Piscine, spa & Hammam - Samoens
Chez Nicoud, Samoens, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
Located in the mountains, this Samoens chalet offers ski-in/ski-out access within 1 mile (2 km) of Samoens Ski Resort, Morillon Ski Resort and Grand Massif Express ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Excellent séjour
"Un séjour inoubliable ! Le chalet est très propre, l'emplacement, la décoration, la qualité de service apportée par la conciergerie du grand massif rend le séjour encore plus agréable. Nous avons vraiment apprécié notre séjour, et nous y retournerons ! Encore merci à Nathalie et Jean-Pierre de nous ..."

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2021

Chalet de Luxe au Pied des Pistes Avec Piscine, spa & Hammam - Samoens
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