• Cultural

Tour of Les Vallons

Guided tour of the rural heritage in the villages of Les Vallons. Breathe in the fresh air in this pretty little valley where the scenery is dotted with farmhouses and outbuildings such as barns, vegetable plots, sheds and orchards.

Cultural Tour of Les Vallons Samoëns


On Friday 08 March 2024 from 10:00:00 in 12:00:00
Samoëns (74340)
Animals allowed
Activity on request

See the fountains and the 17th-century chapel.
All along the way, the Guides du Patrimoine Savoie Mont Blanc will give you insights into the everyday life of a village that has discreetly embraced tourism as a means of keeping itself alive, while continuing with its traditional crop and livestock farming. See the traces of the masons and stonecutters of the Upper Giffre Valley and follow in the footsteps of the first tourists, in the 19th century.

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    For school parties (kindergartens or primary schools), special interest tours can be arranged by request e.g. the use of timber in rural housing, finding out about rural housing and drawing what they see all along the walk etc. If you have any particular requests, please contact Violaine well in advance of your visit.


    Adult: 8 €, Child (12-16 years): 6 € (free for children under 12 years old.).

    Group rate available for > 10 people.

    Individual: tickets on sale at the Tourist Office
    Groups: payment to the Society of Masons through the guide.

    Number of participants : 5 pers. Min. - 30 pers. Max.
    Methods of payment accepted : Check, Travellers Cheque, Cash


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : German, English, French
    Languages of documentation : French

    Duration 1h30 to 2h15. In English on request.
    Walk on flat terrain with no difficulties. Walking or sports shoes recommended for a mostly asphalt route + a section on a dirt track that may be slightly muddy or snow-covered.
    Access to the Vallons with your car, so think about carpooling!


    Friday 5 January 2024
    Schedules of guided tour on Friday between 10 am and 12 pm.

    Friday 8 March 2024 between 10 am and 12 pm.

    Friday 12 April 2024 between 10 am and 12 pm.

    Subject to favorable weather. Cancelled in case of bad weather. On demand.

    Activity on request

    • Pets welcome


    Office de tourisme Village 74340 Samoëns

    Private vehicle recommended: meet at the Samoëns Tourist Office then drive to the first buildings in Vallon d'en bas.

    Information update on 28/12/2023 by Office de Tourisme de Samoëns