Christmas in Samoens? 3 things you must experience

If you are planning a Christmas break with family or friends, beautiful Samoens in the Grand Massif is a great choice. Known primarily for its safe feel, gorgeous architecture and superb skiing, it is a popular winter sports location. It really comes alive over the Christmas period though and offers even more to visitors. If you’re planning a trip there either this festive season or next, let’s take a look at 3 things you should factor into your break.

A trip up Col de Joux Plane

This is actually worthwhile at any point in the year but it really comes into its own during winter. Making your way up there is not hard, as regular buses can be taken from the local tourist office. Once at the Col de Joux Plane in winter, you will take in a snow-covered wonderland with a magical atmosphere. As well as kids sledging, walking routes and snowshoe trails to enjoy, there are also awesome views of Mont Blanc.

‘Village de Noel’ celebrations

While you might spend most of your time enjoying the slopes, it is also wise to enjoy the seasonal charm Samoens itself offers. Its historic centre really comes alive during this time of year and helps to get visitors in the festive spirit. From street decorations to firework shows, the Christmas period means there’s a lot to enjoy while staying here. Many love the ‘Village de Noel’ celebrations in December best. This sees Samoens become a true Christmas village and even merits a visit from Santa himself.

Ice skating

Is there anything more Christmassy than ice skating? Many people only enjoy this activity when winter comes and so it always has a very seasonal feel to it. Samoens has a decent sized ice skating rink in the village centre. Both kids and adults will love the chance it offers to glide across the ice. When done, you can always recover with a hot chocolate in the many cafes Samoens boasts.

Book the perfect accommodation for Christmas in Samoens

This location in the French Alps is ideal for a break over the whole Christmas period. To get the most from it though, you need the best Samoens accommodation. Here at Ferme du Ciel, our luxurious catered ski chalet is the ideal solution. Located in the village, it will allow you to discover all that this part of the world has to offer over the festive period. Email info@fermeduciel.com today for more details.

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