Samoëns is the small village of my postcards
Small chalets with sculpted hearts, fir forests
monuments, a medieval town that brings us back to the life of yesteryear, cows in
mountain pasture with thousands of flowers all around. Samoëns is first and foremost a
true bastion of mountain identity. I am Savoyard but nowhere I
I have never found this culture so preserved and authentic. Far from stations
carton-pâte, here we are in the simply true.
You can't get bored here! I'm impressed with the
quantity of sports and cultural activities offered in winter and summer. This is
just impossible to do everything, even being a year-round resident. With the 4th
largest French ski area just at the end of the gondola and Mont
white placed just in front, we realize that to be here is to be privileged.
-The Fabulous Cascades Run: a 14 km blue run
without ski lift located in the heart of the nature reserve.
-The Lac des Chambres hike from the Refuge de Folly.
Surprising! The lake is perched in a narrow coomb and dominated by the
-The Lacs aux Dames de Samoëns walk through the woods and the
along the Giffre river.
-The vertiginous slope
of the Combe de Gers with its
800 m drop in virgin snow.
-The historic town of Samoëns: cradle
stonemasons, called “Frahans”, the streets of Samoëns
bear witness to this past with its old houses. All the charm and
the authenticity of the Septimontain village.
-The Alpine Botanical Garden of La Jaÿsinia.
Classified as a Remarkable Garden, it is scientifically managed by the National Museum
of Natural History. 4800 mountain plants divided into 2500 species.