Samoëns Travel guide
Samoëns : Michelin's recommendations
Set amid magnificent mountains, Samoëns offers a multitude of sports activities in winter and summer alike (skiing, hiking, hanggliding, paragliding). This village on the chalky slopes of the upper Faucigny was the birthplace of Louise Jay who, with Ernest Cognacq, were the founders of the Samaritaine department stores in Paris. However, Samoëns is also well known as the headquarters of the Masons and Stonecutters Guild since 1659. This is why the village is composed of solid, stone houses.
Tourist attractions Samoëns : Things to see and do
Place du Gros-Tilleul F - 74340 Samoëns
This church was rebuilt in the 16 and 17C. Its attractive bell-tower dates from the 12C. The interior was redecorated with plaster by Mme Cognacq-Jay in the late 19C and then redone in the 1970s. The stained-glass windows were added in 1982. In the b..
place du Gros-Tilleul F - 74340 Samoëns
A large tree marks the centre of the village of Samoëns, a lime tree planted in 1438. Not far away is a fountain with bronze spouts in the form of faces. The château de la Tour stands on the north side of the square.
Le Bourg F - 74340 Samoëns
Created in 1906, this garden is named after its founder and local patron, Mme Cognacq. Covering 3ha, it has 4 500 alpine species laid out in an informative way. On the slopes of the mountain, a little chapel blends unpretentiously into its surroundin..
Grande Rue F - 74340 Samoëns
The hotel is a tastefully decorated in white wood and Giffre stone building, ideally situated in Samoëns, a small mountain village nestling in the French Alps. Traditional, simple, warm and welcoming are the watchwords for this large, charming chale..
Route de Taninges. Le Bourg. F - 74340 SAMOENS
In the heart of the village, this charming chalet of Savoy invites you, balconies wide open, at the foot of the mountains. Family atmosphere, friendly welcome, refined cooking and local specialities. For your comfort and relaxation : bar, cocktails, ..
Route de Taninges F - 74340 Samoëns
Situated on the edge of the village, Hotel Neige et Roc offers the opportunity to sample French village life, with the centre and its shops only a short walk away. Owners Françoise & Olivier Deffaugt take pride in welcoming guests to their charming ..