Things to see and do - Samoëns
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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
pl. du Gros-Tilleul
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.
This 3.5ha botanical garden was created in 1906 by Mme Cognacq, née Jaÿ Labellis. Designated a "Jardin Remarquable", today it is managed by the National Natural History Museum. The garden stretches out on a steep slope above the village, bo..
Place du Gros-Tilleul
This church was rebuilt in the 16 and 17C. Its attractive bell tower dates from the 12C. The interior, which was decorated in 1917 with neo-Gothic-inspired staff, thanks to the extravagance of Madame Cognacq-Jaÿ, was entirely renovated in 1978, then ..
26 Route de Taninges. Le Bourg F - 74340 Samoëns
Le Logis Gai Soleil is set in a large park in the heart of the village of Samoëns, in the French Alps. Guests have free access to a hot tub, sauna, hammam and outdoor, covered and heated pool. The guest rooms at the Gai Soleil have a mountain-style ..
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 nestled in the French Alps. The hotel has 2 swimming pools, one indoor and one outdoor, a tennis court and a solarium. ..
220 chemin des Bollus Vercland F - 74340 Samoëns
La Boule de Neige sits at the foot of the slopes of the Giffre Valley and Vercland cable car. From its balconies, you have a panoramic view of the Grand Massif and the surrounding valley. It features a sauna, spa, hammam and a fitness centre. Privat..
255 route de Taninges F - 74340 Samoëns
place de l'Église F - 74340 Samoëns
A short but spot-on menu, a selection of good organic ingredients, preferably sourced locally, and a charming welcome. These are just a few of the (many) features of this small restaurant standing on the village square. Another advantage is that the ..
26 route de Taninges F - 74340 Samoëns