Haute-Savoie
Samoëns
Interesting
Samoëns The Essential
Interesting
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Samoëns
La Jaÿsinia Alpine Botanical Garden
La Jaÿsinia Alpine Botanical Garden
This 3.5ha botanical garden was created
60 minutes
Place du Gros-Tilleul
Place du Gros-Tilleul
A large tree marks the centre of the
15 minutes
Church of Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, Samoëns
Church of Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, Samoëns
This church was rebuilt in the 16 and
15 minutes