Samoëns, located in the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps, is just a one-hour drive from Geneva. It is an accessible yet unspoiled, authentic and pretty mountain village set in the heart of the Giffre Valley, offering panoramic views of the Mont Blanc range. Samoëns carries the designation of a “ville fleurie” distinguishing it as one of the most beautiful towns in France.
‘Once famous for its stone-builders (Frahans), this medieval village is filled with their edifices. Not to be missed is the gothic church built on the foundations of a Roman church in 1438 and the Jaysinia botanical gardens that fill the slope above the old village centre. Finally, wander back through the narrow streets filled with local craft and haberdashery shops and the smells of charcuterie.’ The Telegraph
Voted ‘Best Small Resort’ in Europe by Hardy’s Skiing & Snowboarding Guide 2009, Samoëns forms part of the Grand Massif, which with 265km of piste is the fourth largest ski region in France.
With abundant snowfall and a long ski season, there is much to challenge the experienced skier as well as excellent provision for the novice and for children. Our luxury chalet is well placed, equidistant between the two ski lifts in Samoëns, to allow maximum time on the slopes. Click here for a plan of the village.
The summer months offer easy access to over 900km of hiking routes, favourite stretches of the Tour de France for mountain biking, numerous other adrenaline filled activities including white water rafting and paragliding (parapenting) plus more leisurely pursuits such as golf, fishing or pony trekking.
The French alps are becoming an increasingly popular summer holiday destination and with the main lifts open all summer, our luxury chalet in Samoëns is perfectly positioned to enable you to take advantage of all that a summer break in the alps can offer.
Being only 60km from Geneva, Samoëns is perfect for a long weekend, short stay or long break.
Samoëns’ central location also means that once you’ve discovered the delights of the village and the Giffre Valley, there are a number of highlights to visit within an hour of the chalet. Aside from the cosmopolitan city of Geneva, choose from the historic town of Annecy, the natural beauty of Evian les Bains or the glamour of Chamonix.
Slightly further afield you have the opportunity to discover the wilderness of the Vanoise National Park or the culture and excitement on offer at the Montreaux Riviera.
For further information on Samoëns, visit the Samoëns Tourist Information site at www.samoens.com