Summer Short Breaks

Summer Events in Samoëns 2024

Samoëns, Morillon and Sixt Fer-a-Cheval are well known for their numerous summer activities, perfect for those looking for an action-packed holiday full of adventure. But if you dream of a more relaxing holiday, then you'll be pleased to know you are equally well catered for! There are a huge number of organised events in and around our villages, from live music concerts, festivals and arts, to top level sporting events and even motorsport! Not to mention several great weekly markets, and of course, the many cafes, bars and restaurants, their sunny terraces, stunning views, and cool beer!

Here's a list of what's happening in Samoëns this summer, which will be continuously updated as new events are announced.

May & June 2024

31/5 - Grand Massif Express telecabine opening - Samoëns

31/5 - 2/6 - Vélo Vert Festival - Samoëns
A hugely popular mountain bike festival consisting of races, exhibitions, demonstrations, guided rides, entertainment and live music.

31/5 - 'Petit train' tours begin - Samoëns
Guided circuits around Samoëns village on board the famous train!

8/6 - Critérium du Dauphiné - Samoëns
An annual 8-day road cycling race which precedes the Tour de France, and is one of the most important in the build up to Le Tour. The 2024 route will see stage 7 take riders from Albertville to Samoëns 1600.

14-16/6 - Samoens Trail Tour - Haut-Giffre Valley
Seven races, from a 1.5km kids race to a 129km ultra tour covering over 9000m vertical gain! Whether competing or spectating, a top atmosphere is guaranteed!

TBC - Samoens outdoor swimming pool opening - Samoëns

27-30/6 - Samoens American Festival - Samoëns
A fantastic weekend of American favourites - line dancing, Harley Davidsons, hamburgers and much more!

31/6 - Grand Massif full opening of lifts - Samoens, Morillon, Sixt, Les Carroz, Flaine

July 2024

TBC - Samoens lake (Lac aux Dames) swimming area opens - Samoëns

TBC - Morillon lake (Lac Bleu) swimming area opens - Morillon

TBC - F'Estival les Pépites - Several live music concerts throughout July and August - Samoëns

9/7 - Concert of the Samoens Choir - Samoëns

14/7 - Fête Nationale - Samoëns
An evening of Bastille day celebrations, including fireworks and live music.

15-31/7 - Festival Lyrique de Samoëns - Samoëns, Morillon, Sixt
Two weeks of live music, workshops and much more taking place throughout the valley.

TBC - Music’o Jardin - Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval
Several live concerts in the stunning abbey gardens in Sixt.

21/7 - Adopte 1 COL ! - Samoëns
For just one day, the Col de Joux Plane road is closed to vehicles and reserved for cyclists only. Come and take on this challenging climb made famous by the Tour de France.

Hiking In Samoens
Rafting In Samoens

August 2024

7/7 - 25/8 - F'Estival les Pépites
Eight live music concerts throughout July and August - Samoëns

15/8 - August 15th Celebrations - Samoëns
Fireworks, live music and a light parade at the Lac aux Dames, Samoëns.

18/8 - The Vertical Kilometre of the Criou - Samoëns
Watch the best KMV specialists in the world take on the challenge of one of the steepest races in France.

TBC - Criou Celtic Festival - Samoëns
For one week, Samoens and the Haut Giffre valley will resonate with Irish sounds!

21/8 - Concert of the Samoëns Choir - Samoëns

September & October 2024

5-7/9 - Rally du Mont-Blanc - Samoëns/Morillon
A great weekend of high level motorsport action in the mountains surrounding Samoëns which is a round of the French National Rally Championship.

20-22/9 - Autumn Wellness - Samoëns
Three days devoted to wellness which includes yoga, pilates, Swedish massage and reflexology.

12/10 - Fête du Pitin - Morillon
Morillon celebrates apple juice! Various activities, food & drink, music, and the production/sale of apple juice.

19-20/10 - Foire d'automne - Mieussy
A huge autumn fair which takes over the entire village! Music, street entertainment, local food, cider making demonstrations (and drinking!), and a flea market.

Local Markets

Samoëns Market - Wednesdays, 7am - 1pm
Morillon Market - Sunday, 9am - 12.30pm
Verchaix Market - Fridays, 7am - 1pm
Sixt Market - Mondays, 3pm - 7pm

Weekly Events

In addition to the larger events, the tourist offices of Samoëns, Morillon and Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval organise a range of family events around town which are announced weekly and can be found on the respective tourist office websites. We'll also post the weekly schedules on our website an Facebook page

Tour De France 2023
Weekly Market In Samoens And Morillon