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What's Happening in Samoens, Morillon and Sixt - Summer 2022

Samoens, 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 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!

Below is a list of the main events happening this summer in Samoens, Morillon, Sixt Fer-a-Cheval and the surrounding areas.

June 2022

3/6 - Grand Massif Express telecabine opening - Samoens
The GME telecabine will open every day from the 3rd June.

3-5/6 - Vélo Vert Festival - Samoens
A hugely popular mountain bike festival consisting of races, exhibitions, demonstrations, guided rides, entertainment and live music.

11-12/6 - Botanical Days - Samoens
Discover La Jaÿsinia, one of the most beautiful Alpine botanical gardens in France! Workshops, guided tours, and more.

16-19/6 - Samoens Trail Tour - Haut-Giffre Valley
Eight 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!

18/6 - Samoens outdoor swimming pool opening - Samoens

26/6 - 'Petit train' tours begin - Samoens
Guided circuits around Samoens village on board the famous train!

30/6 - 3/7 - Samoens American Festival - Samoens
A fantastic weekend of American favourites - line dancing, Harley Davidsons, hamburgers and much more!

July 2022

1/7 - Samoens lake (Lac aux Dames) swimming area opens - Samoens

1/7 - Morillon lake (Lac Bleu) swimming area opens - Morillon

2/7 - Grand Massif full opening of lifts - Samoens, Morillon, Sixt, Les Carroz, Flaine

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

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

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

24/7 - Adopte 1 COL ! - Samoens
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.

August 2022

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

07/8 - Fete des Guides - Samoens
A celebration of our local mountain guides, come and discover all about them, and what they can offer you in the mountains.

14/8 - 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.

14-19/8 - Criou Celtic Festival - Samoens
For one week, Samoens and the Haut Giffre valley will resonate with Irish sounds!

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

18-21/8 - Mölkky World Championships - Samoens
Samoens will host the the Alpine championships of Mölkky, a game of Finish origins.

September & October 2022

8-10/9 - Rally du Mont-Blanc - Samoens/Morillon
A great weekend of high level motorsport action in the mountains surrounding Samoens which is a round of the French National Rally Championship.

15-16/10 - 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.

21-23/10 - Autumn Wellness - Samoens
Three days devoted to wellness which includes yoga, pilates, Swedish massage and reflexology

Local Markets

Samoens Market - Wednesdays, 7am - 1pm

Morillon Market - Sunday, 9am - 12.30pm

Verchaix Market - Fridays, 7am - 1pm

Weekly Events

In addition to the larger events, the tourist offices of SamoensMorillon 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

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