Things to see and do - Samoëns
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Architecture, castles and historic districts
pl. 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.
Nature and gardens
Le Bourg F - 74340 Samoëns
This garden, created in 1906, was named after its founder, Mme Cognacq, née Jay, a patron of the town. It extends for 3ha and presents an informative display of around 5 000 species of wild flowers of the Alps. On the mountainside is a small chapel, ..
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..