Samoens, ideally located for skiing….
Lying less than an hour from Geneva, Samoens is a French ski resort, part of the Grand Massif area in the Giffre Valley and Haute-Savoie.
Family-friendly, this charming mountain village offers 265 km of slopes to explore not far from the Mont-Blanc on winter. The Grand Massif ski area is suitable for skiers of all standards, and entirely secured for begginers.
A 3-day pass for the Grand Massif costs around 100 euros : you can find more info about rates on its official website.
If you like motorway-skiing, hiking, climbing, speleology or any other mountain activities, you will also find a wide choice of local activities in Samoens area.
Samoens in summer : high adrenaline and well-being
Samoens and the Grand Massif provide a unique summer holiday experience, immersing tourists in many activities like hiking, cycling, riding, climbing, swimming, rafting, canyoning, horse riding and pony, archery, quad and fishing.
So many summer activities which are sure to put a smile on your face ! You can also enjoy the very unique botanical garden of Samoens, as well as enjoying the wonderful Alpine views.
You will get peace and beauty that only the moutains can provide ! Summer is also the best season to explore Grand Massif’s villages, castles and churches.
Summer holiday rentals are usually cheaper than winter ski accomodation, so you can make the best of your mountain break and enjoy many deals. Samoens is definitely a great place for both relaxing and active summer holidays !
A French village lifestyle in the Grand Massif
Samoens is one of the prettiest villages of the French Alps, with its botanical garden, gothic church, picture-box houses and chalets and characterful bars ans restaurants. This village is well-known because of the stonemasons (Frahans) in the 17th : much of their work is still in evidence.
Not to be missed : the medieval, roman and gothic edifices and churches.
The narrow streets of Samoens are filled with local craft, patisseries, and medieval squares. Wednesday has been market day in Samoens for over 500 years, so don’t forget to visit it ! The local tourist office of Samoens will help you plan your perfect holiday.