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The Village of SamoŽns

An old village with imposing stone buildings, made by the famous SamoŽns Stone-cutters, SamoŽns is known as “A centre of Art and History”. To learn a little more about this we recommend that you follow a guided tour of the village or read the book “ The art of the builders from the Giffre area” or “The church of Notre Dame de L’Assomption”

In Winter

SamoŽns is a village with the label of “Art and History centre”. It’s a resort for skiing and hiking, a magnificent region at one hour from Geneva, Chamonix and Annecy.

The SamoŽns resort is part of the Grand Massif ski domain (270 kms of tracks and 80 ski lifts) one of the most beautiful in Europe. Nearby there are cross- country ski tracks for those who enjoy linking a sport to the discovery of the countryside. In the village which can easily be reached on foot, are to be found all sorts of shops and facilities and the atmosphere is authentic and welcoming. There are varied activities for a happy holiday.

With its title ‘For the little mountain lovers’. SamoŽns has everything for children (a creche, a kindergarden, and all sort of activities) so that the adults can relax and enjoy their pleasures unencumbered.

SamoŽns is a village resort of Haute-Savoie, at an altitude of 720 metres. From this agreeable altitude the ski tracks are directly accessible thanks to the new 8 place lift which takes you directly to 1600 metres from where you can access the totality of the Grand Massif ski domain with it’s highest point at 2500 metres

In Summer

The mountain is accessible to everyone : there’s a leisure park at the Lac aux dames, all levels of hiking, rock climbing, rafting, paragliding…or simply meeting up with the people of SamoŽns who will share their love of the region with you.
The upper Giffre mountain ranges are unique in that they are the only pre-Alpe ranges to have glaciers. Hanging above the cliffs of the Fer a Cheval amphitheatre, the icy slopes lead to very isolated summits.

The scenery surrounding the lakes, rivers and flat valleys will be a very agreeable discovery. There are activities for everyone and for all tastes :
from challenging hikes to romantic strolls. SamoŽns is serene and welcoming.

You won’t be able to resist the lure of the numerous high mountain lakes, the Giffre river which flows along the valley, the 9200 hectares of the Sixt nature reserve, the impressive amphitheatre of the Fer a Cheval which has been labelled as one of France’s great sites, as is also the Rouget waterfall known as the Quees of the Alps etc….

How to come to Samoens and to Chalet Alpina.


Agrandir le plan

Ť By public transport
By plane to Geneva then by coach S.A.T. (Sociťtť Annemassienne de transport) from Geneva airport or the Geneva coach station to Samoens. By train to Cluses and then the coach from Cluses to SamoŽns (40 minutes) The chalet is situated 800 metres from the SamoŽns coach station at the beginning of ‘Les Moulins’

Ť By Car
Take the motorway towards Geneva and then the ‘White’ motorway towards Chamonix. Exit at Cluses Scionzier. Follow the indications for SamoŽns. In SamoŽns take the road to Sixt up to the Clevieux bridge. Take the first road to the left after the bridge. Follow the river on your right until you come to a second car bridge. Cross the bridge and it’s the big chalet on your right.

For examples:
Brussels -774 km
Lille - 738 km
Lyon - 195 km
Marseille - 462 km
Paris - 585 km