Les Fermes de Samoëns
About the home
Residence Les Fermes de Samoëns is made up of a group of traditional, chalet-style, 3-storey buildings which are divided into 130 apartments, and terraced chalets. It is just 400m from the nearest shops, 800m from the resort centre and 1km from the gondola to Samoëns 1600 with a free public shuttle bus running every 15mins in winter.
Guests at the Fermes de Samoëns enjoy free access to an indoor heated swimming pool and a fitness suite. After an initial free session in the sauna or steam room, further sessions can be booked upon payment of a supplement. There is a communal lounge with an open fire, a pool table (payable) tea & coffee-making facilities as well as Wi-fi access in the reception area. There is free outdoor parking and underground parking (payable), which should be reserved at the time of booking during peak periods. The residence has a laundry room(payable).
Our 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT sleeps 6, measures approximately 40m². There is a living area with single sofa bed and single pull-out bed, a kitchenette with mini-oven and dishwasher, TV, shower or bathroom. There is a double bedroom, and a further bedroom with bunkbeds. TV, sheets and towels are included. You can choose the option to have your beds made on arrival if you prefer. The reference for this apartment is 36/36X .
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Shared indoor Pool|
|General:||TV, Pool / Snooker table, Wi-fi available|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 3|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
Further details indoors:
There is a sofa in the living room that converts to two single beds.
There are bunk beds in the second bedroom.
Wi-fi is available in reception.
One session per apartment in the sauna is provided free of charge. Thereafter, further sessions must be paid for at reception.
There is a laundry room with washing and drying machines (payable).
Baby cot or high chair on loan according to availability (to reserve at the time of booking).
Further details outdoors:
Free outdoor parking or indoor parking payable at reception.
A non-refundable booking fee of 25 euros is payable.
A security/cleaning deposit of 300 euros is payable on arrival.
Tourist tax (approx 0.75 euros per person - over 13 years old - per night) is payable at reception.
A cleaning charge of up to 85 euros may be made if accommodation is not left clean and tidy.
The Rhone / French Alps / Haute-Savoie region
Le Grand Massif links the resorts of Flaine, Les Carroz, Sixt Fer à Cheval and Morrillon to make one of the most beautiful 'playgrounds in the snow' in the Alps. As well as stunningly beautiful scenery stretching as far as the eye can see, thanks to its geographic situation, the region enjoys a reliable snow record throughout the season. Beginners and experienced skiers alike are equally well provided for and even the most hesitant skiers will enjoy the legendary Piste des Cascades which follows a 14km descent from the summit of the Grand Platières at 2500m, right to the village of Sixt some 1700m lower. A free ski bus brings you back to Samoëns.
Set in the majestic 'Haut Giffre Valley', Samoens is a typical alpine village, huddled around its 11th century church and its covered market hall. This vibrant, family resort has all you need in terms of shops, bars, a cinema .
Samoëns is linked to the vast Grand Massif ski area (along with Flaine, Les Carroz, Sixt Fer à Cheval and Morrillon) which, with 260km of pistes, is one of the largest skiing areas in France. All standards are well provided for and in addition to downhill skiing there are 90km of cross-country tracks and a skating rink.
Thanks to its traditional rustic architecture, its rich heritage of stone-masonry, the partially pedestrian central square, Samoëns is a listed village, an unspoilt mountain village with an abundance of character.
If Samoëns is great for those who like to be pampered, those who like to soak up the mountain atmosphere, it is also very much a serious sports resort.
The village is at 720m but thanks to the Grand Massif Express cable car, it takes just 8 minutes to reach the Grand Massif ski area which reaches 2500m and covers an area of 265km with an excellent range of pistes to suit all levels (17 green, 60 blue, 53 red, 14 black).
The Grand Massif / Samoens area
Lift Pass Prices
FORFAIT MASSIF - 145 Km of pistes (Les Carroz-Morillon-Samoens and Sixt): 34 green , 8 blue, 29 red, 10 black. 1 day: 24€ per child aged 5 - 15 yrs old and 33.50€ per adult. 6 days: 129€ per child and 174€ per adult.
FORFAIT GRAND MASSIF - 265 km of pistes (Flaine-Les Carroz-Morillon-Samoens-Sixt): 60 green, 17 blue, 53 red, 14 black. 1 day: 31.50€ per child aged 5 à 15 yrs old, 40€ per adult. 6 days: 159€ per child and 207€ per adult.
ECOLE DE SKI FRANCAIS
The ESF (Ecole de Ski francais) with its 95 qualified instructors boasts 65 years of experience on the Grand Massif ski area. They offer individual or private lessons in downhill ski, snow-boarding, telemark and cross-country skiing.
We strongly recommend that you book any child-care arrangements in advance of your holiday, especially during school holidays.
Cross Country skiing
With the right equipment, you can launch yourself on the 46 km of maintained pistes which follow the sides of the Giffre valley. If there is a shortage of snow at lower altitude, the Col de Joux Plane is at 1700m so you are more or less guaranteed to be able to ski there and enjoy breathtaking views of the Giffre valley and the Mont Blanc range whilst skiing on well marked cross country tracks. Approximate price: 6.50€/ day and 27€/week per adult, 4€/day and 16€/week per child.
Samoëns Handiglisse Association works with the ESF ski school to offer lessons for disabled skiers and provides specially adapted equipment. These lessons are for a minimum of 2 consecutive hours and are charged at the standard rate for private lessons. It is essential to book well in advance so that correct equipment can be reserved. A specialist instructor will contact you with all the necessary information regarding equipment, meeting place, lift passes etc. For further information contact the ESF, Place de l'autogare, Village, 74340 Samoëns. Tel.04 50 34 40 86 or 04 50 34 43 12. Website: www.esfsamoens.com. Emai:email@example.com.
Snow-shoeing: 15 marked tracks weave their way through vast silent powdered peaks and untamed valleys. In just one day, these glacial adventures plunge you into the heart of the high mountains or for the more intrepid there are treks lasting 3/5 days. It is most important that you are properly prepared for any excursions in the mountains so before setting out, we strongly recommend that you take advice from the 'Office de la Haute Montagne' (mountain information office) or that you call upon the services of a mountain guide or an instructor.
Toboggan: A toboggan run has been installed in the village at 720m. It is easily accessible and a great, safe place to introduce young children to the joys of tobogganing. The run has been set up on an artificial snow slope which is 30m long and 10m wide. There is another toboggan run (Luge de Samoens) on a south facing slope, a few kilometres out of the village by the Joux Plane cross country ski area at 1600m altitude. It is strongly recommended that small children wear helmets in case of collisions.
Skating: A part open-air, part covered skating rink which measures 33 x 18 metres and has 600 m² of artificial ice.
Dog-sleds Chiens de traineaux: Discover the snowy landscape of the Haut-Giffre valley as the dogs pull your sled. Location (either at Samoëns, or at Sixt Fer à Cheval) depends on snow conditions. Price for a 20-30 minute introduction: 35€ per person and 17,50€ per child from 4 to 10 yrs old (must be accompanied by an adult). For more info:Tel:04 50 34 46 02 / 04 50 96 64 19. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Speed Riding: The latest snow sport which combines skiing and flying. Speed riding is a slightly off-beat mixture of off-piste skiing and paragliding. Hedge-hopping, leap frog, glides over the snow-fields, Speed Riding constantly floats between air and land. Samoëns has a Speed Riding training area with a special learners slope in the ski area. Cost of a 5 day course: 400 ?. For more info: Pégase Air Samoëns - Tel. 04 50 34 95 80 / 06 07 14 94 24. www.parapente-samoens.com.
Ice Climbing: Samoëns is surrounded by amazing sites including no less than 80 waterfalls. When the temperature drops in winter they become temporary ice falls. To climb these seemingly delicate structures is a delicate game. Subtelty, cunning and the ability to choose the right route are the name of the game. That said, the technical side of it is quite easy to master and to spend a winters day ice-climbing, suspended out of time, is an extraordinary experience.
Nordic walking:Originally from Finland, Nordic walking involves walking with a pair of ski sticks. A Nordic Walking session starts with a technical briefing, a warm up and stretching excercises. Through the simultaneous exercising of the arms and legs, Nordic walking improves co-ordination, respiration, muscle mass and general well-being. Price for ½ day including hire of sticks:12 €/adult. For more info contact: Bureau des Guides - Tel. 04 50 34 43 12
Introduction to Paragliding: Instructor accompanied flights permited for people aged 5 and upwards.
Snow Moto: Excursion on a snow motorbike, accompanied by a qualified instructor on a marked track close to the downhill ski area. Open for all abilities, no licence needed.
Family Christmas (Nomads of the North) 19/12/2011 - 24/12/2011
Wine growers week: 14/1/2012 - 21/1/2011 .
Speed Riding cup: 18/03 and 19/03/2011.
FRNAC and Télémark Championship: 2/4 and 3/4/2011.
Family Easter: from 9/04 au 22/04/2011.
How to get there
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Easy access : 1h from Geneva airport, 20 minutes from A40 motorway.
By road: amazingly easy access! Motorway A40 Genève / Chamonix. Exit: Cluses-Scionzier (n°18), Samoëns is only 20 minutes away. Haute Savoie Traffic information: Tél. 04 50 66 10 74 Route planning: www.viamichelin.com.
PLEASE NOTE: Mountain passes are often closed in winter and many GPSs don?t know that! We also recommend that you go equipped with snow-chains.
By train: SNCF station at Cluses (20 km), on the Saint-Gervais / Le Fayet line. Genève (50 km) or Bellegarde (70 km) have direct TGV links at week end. SNCF information: Tel: 08 36 35 35 35 or on www.sncf.com
Then a bus connection to Samoens: www.altibus.com or taxi (see list below) or hire a car.
By coach : Connection for Samoëns from Cluses SNCF station (20 km) Information: SAT Tel. 04 50 34 40 09 / 04 50 37 22 13 Société Annemmassienne de Transport www.altibus.com General transport information http://infotransports.cg74.fr
By Plane : Geneva Airport (70 km). Tél. 00 41 22 799 31 11 www.gva.ch Accueil France Tel. 00 41 22 798 20 00 Air France Tel: 0 820 820 820 - www.airfrance.com Easyjet Tel: 0 899 70 10 17 - www.easyjet.com
We have an agreement with some taxi drivers for competitive prices (from 3 people). Please ask us for more details.
By transfer coach : Pativerdans transport - Tel./Fax. 04 50 34 15 55 - email@example.com Alps-direct.com - Tel. 04 50 90 30 08 - 06 12 98 12 50 - www.alps-direct.com Alps Transfert - Tel. 06 11 30 30 15 - http://www.alpstransfert.com
By taxi : Baudet Tel. 04 50 34 43 82 Acces Taxi Tel. 06 87 52 29 86 ? taxi with 7 seats - www.acces-taxi-samoens.com Dechavassine Tel./fax 04 50 34 96 76 / 06 07 08 99 06 www.taxidechavassine.fr Grand Massif Tel. 04 50 34 90 90 - Taxi with 7 and 9 places www.taxis-du-grand-massif.com/
Activities near Grand Massif
Ski resort location
Rural / countryside retreats
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|December||21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||€ 989||-||-||1 Week|
|December||28 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 1321||-||-||1 Week|
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|January||18 Jan 14||1 Feb 14||€ 505||-||-||1 Week|
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