Samoens tourism and travel guide

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Visit Samoens: highlights and tourist information

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Samoens is situated in the Haute-Savoie department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France at 50 kilometres from Annecy, the department capital (general information: Samoens is 451 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval at 4 km and Morzine at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Samoens, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Samoens in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Haute-Savoie

Map of places to visit near Samoens

Markets in and near Samoens

Market days in Samoens: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Samoens: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Les Gets: market Thursday (10km)
  • Morzine: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Cluses: market Monday (12km)
  • Sallanches: market Saturday (18km)
  • Chamonix: market Saturday & Saturday (21km)
  • Saint-Gervais-les-Bains: market Thursday (21km)
  • Abondance: market Sunday (22km)
  • Bonneville: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)
  • Viuz-en-Sallaz: market Monday (26km)

More information about Samoens, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Samoens, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Samoens.

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin botanique alpin La Jaÿsinia (1km)
  • Jardin d'eau de pré curieux (36km)
  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade du Rouget (4km)
  • Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval (9km)
  • Lac d'Anterne (11km)
  • Col de Romme (13km)
  • Roc d'Enfer (15km)
  • Lac Cornu (16km)
  • Le Brévent (18km)
  • Mole (22km)
  • Montenvers (22km)
  • Col de la Colombière (22km)
  • Cascade de la Diomaz (22km)
  • Glacier des Bossons (25km)
  • Aiguille du Midi (25km)
  • Mer de Glace (26km)
  • Mont Blanc (29km)
  • Mont Veyrier (47km)
  • Roc de Chere (48km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (50km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Megeve (26km)
  • Evian-les-Bains (37km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Samoens

Canton: Samoëns

Arrondissement: Bonneville

Department: Haute-Savoie

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 74340

Distance to Samoens

from Annecy (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 451 km

from Calais: 649 km

from Nice: 268 km

from Bordeaux: 586 km

from Strasbourg: 289 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Samoens from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Morillon, Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval and Verchaix.

This page in French: Visiter Samoens