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Tour des Dents Blanches GR®P mini 4 jours. Refuge de Folly - Les Allamands (1996m). Etape 04

Walking/pedestrian in Samoëns

4.0 km
Walking/pedestrian
2h
Easy
  • This mini tour of the Dents Blanches is total immersion in a wild and protected massif at the heart of stunning landscapes.
  • Documentation

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  • Accepted customers

    • Individuals
Points of interest
1 The chapel in Les Allamands
This is the most recent of the nine chapels in the hamlets of Samoëns. The Allamand Chapel was built by the residents of the hamlet with the same name in the 19th century.<br/>It all started with the initiative of one of the inhabitants of the Allamands, Reverend Duboin, who became parish priest of Cluses. Thanks to him, the construction of the building by the inhabitants of the village took place between 1829 and 1834. The chapel is dedicated to Our Lady of Graces and the Saint Shroud. Situated on the Chablais and Valais roads, the chapel was the target of invasions from these regions, particularly in the 16th century. The Allamands road leads to the Golèse col and the Morzine valley, and further on through the Col de Coux to the Swiss Valais. This explains why this village was inhabited all year round and was densely populated until the inter-war periods.

Discovering the Allamands Chapel also means seeing its magnificent oratory built-in 1946. It is located about fifty meters from the chapel. Not far from the monument, the Notre-Dame de la Salette oratory, housing a virgin, was built by Abbot Charpin and his parishioners of Ambilly. The abbot used to hold a summer camp. With its chapel, its oratory, its basin, and its typical farms, the Allamands hamlet still reflects the ancient lifestyle. The visit of the Allamands Chapel is included in some tours such as the visit of one of the other eight chapels in Samoëns. The trail, signposted with yellow signposts, put together by the Syndicat Intercommunal de la Vallée du Haut-Giffre and the General Council, gives a good idea of Haute-Savoie's heritage.
2 8M des Monts
Restaurant using fresh and homemade products in Samoëns. Seasonal and fresh products coming as much as possible from local, organic and sustainable agriculture.

Reference "Guide Michelin, Gault et Millau".<br/>The 8M des Monts restaurant is all about:

- Home-made cooking (even the Chantilly cream...yum!)
- Dishes and portions adapted for children
- A short menu, which changes a little every day,
- Elaborate and creative dishes and classics
- A vegetarian dish, a beautiful prime cut of beef, a delicious andouillette à la carte all year long
- Quality wines many organic, Demeter and even natural wines chosen by an excellent cellarman, by the glass or the bottle.
- A friendly place with a contemporary decor and a warm welcome.
- A beautiful terrace in summer with a view of the Gros Tilleul Square and the Criou mountain
- Temporary exhibitions of local artists' work.

Drinks:
- Organic lemonade and Alp Cola from Annecy
- Home-made Cappuccino
- Organic and sustainable coffee
- Teas and spicy herbal teas.

Dare to be different!
3 Auberge de Chantemerle (inn)
The Lou-Zephine bar restaurant welcomes you in a warm atmosphere for a la carte snacks.
4 Aux Becs à Fleu
A semi-gastronomic restaurant serving traditional cuisine, with everything "home-made".<br/>The Chef creates a number of takeaway dishes such as home-made foie gras, patés and few lovingly braised casseroles.
There is a large terrace on which you can relax during spring and summer.
5 L'Aéro Chalet
Homestyle cuisine based mainly on fresh ingredients. Lunchtime meals are available. At an altitude of 1,607 meters, on the plateau des Saix in the heart of the Grand Massif, l'Aéro overlooks the Haut Giffre valley.<br/>Set in the heights of Samoëns and easy to access, in an exceptional environment, this ordinary-looking chalet conceals a surprising interior.
6 Farm Bémont
Bar, alpine restaurant. Summer Winter. Thanks to an easy walk, come and enjoy a good meal in a natural setting in the forest. Access is possible on foot or by bicycle.<br/>Have a family break in the authentic atmosphere of " mountain and nature ".
After 15 minutes' walk in mountain pasture and forest, you will find an old farm dating from 1795 lovingly restored and hidden away. During summer on foot, surrounded by cows and farm animals, during winter on snowshoes, you may see deer or chamois. Come to the Farm of Bémont to savour Savoyard specialities prepared by Sylvie.
7 Ferme Dunoyer
Savoyard dishes: fondue, tartiflette, raclette, Savoyard poté, polenta diots... in a room with a view of the byre! Conviviality guaranteed in a warm atmosphere!
8 Farm restaurant L'Accueil Savoyard
De familie Renand biedt u in het boerderijrestaurant van de Accueil Savoyard eenvoudige lokale gerechten, verschillende gerechten om uit te kiezen.
Fondue, Tartiflette, Hotbox, Donuts, Savoyaardse Omelet....
9 Gourmandises de Marie
Savoyard specialties - Traditional dishes.<br/>Savoyard cuisine, Savoyard fondues, raclette to scrape, various tartiflettes, Berthoud, hot box, Savoyard platter, ...
beef steaks, fondue pocharde (in red wine), and the house specialty: the gallows.
Salads (in summer).
10 The Edelweiss' Restaurant
Restaurant located on the heights of Samoëns with panoramic views. Traditional and refined cuisine.<br/>South facing hotel-restaurant with panoramic views of the valley. Quiet warm and family atmosphere. At the time of meals, warm atmosphere, conviviality, around a traditional and refined cuisine. Shaded terrace.
11 La Boule de Neige
Traditional cuisine, Savoyard specialities, hot stone, menus, cards.
In summer, theme evenings on Tuesdays and Fridays. Terrace service.
In winter, located at the foot of the Vercland cable car and 50m away from the red ski run Grand Crêt.
12 The Fandioleuse
In a typical setting of Samoëns' stone cutters and not to far from the Gros Tilleul Square, enjoy crêpes & original Savoyard specialities named after the Frahans.<br/>For 35 years, the crêperie has been welcoming you summer and winter for a rare choice of salty and sweet pancakes that will amaze you.
We are waiting for you in a warm atmosphere.
13 The Grignoterie
This open-air, garden restaurant has a covered, heated terrace where we offer salads, grilled meat and Savoy specialities.
We are only open in July and August.<br/>Since 1991, the Granger family welcomes you to La Grignoterie during July and August for a lunch or dinner on the covered and heated terrace of the restaurant. In a green setting, facing the Criou, emblematic summit of the Giffre Valley which culminates at 2207 meters altitude enjoy a unique setting. Open to all, La Grignoterie offers a fresh and relaxed stopover, with friends or family, it’s a moment of relaxation guaranteed.
Just a drink, huh? Of course it is possible, relax in our lounges and enjoy a homemade happy hour, a local beer or a Spritz accompanied by a charcuterie board… Disconnect, you’re at the Nibbles!
The restaurant menu, a tasty mix of great classics and summer fantasies, … the quality and freshness of the products in addition. Gourmet salads, grilled and tartar dishes, vegetarian dishes, some classics of Savoyard cuisine but also colourful desserts will delight your taste buds and will certainly enchant your meals.
14 La Louisiane
Pizzeria - traditional restaurant - Savoy specialities.<br/>A restaurant for all tastes and all pockets - salads, pizzas, meat, fish, Savoy specialties etc. There is something for everyone in a typically Savoyard setting! For your children, we can provide a kid's menu if you wish. The convivial and family atmosphere ensures a great evening.
15 La Luge à Téran
Restaurant in the heart of the Samoëns ski area in an authentic chalet away from any urbanisation where you can taste our traditional dishes and Savoyard specialities. Easily accessible by ski in winter.
16 La Table de Fifine
The Fifine Table is first and foremost a warm welcome in a typically Savoyard setting. With friends, family, for a business dinner, for brunch or just to spend an evening full of sweetness and flavors ...<br/>My first is a big chalet full of soul, in a modern spirit, in the heart of the traditional village of Samoëns. My second, a table where everything is fresh and worked by an inspired chef, with respect for authentic flavors, sometimes a little offbeat. My third, an original cellar, with producer wines whose every bottle has a meaning and a story. My everything is the Fifine Table!
Fifine also offers the cozy comfort of four duplex on site. A real favorite !
17 La Terrasse du Lac
Shaded terrace in the heart of the leisure center with views of the Criou and the two lakes.
Traditional restoration, many flavors of ice cream...
Organization of theme evenings.
18 Le Relais des Vallées
We offer traditional dishes such as mountain omelette, fondue, tartiflette and a varied choices of sweet and savoury pancakes.<br/>In the afternoon, the brewery is open to you.
In July and August, menu on Sunday and public holidays at lunch time.
19 Le Savoie
A dream place to spend a good time !<br/>Le Savoie offers:
- Non-stop brasserie service from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm
- Ice creams and sweet or savoury pancakes
- Themed evenings
- Live music in a pub atmosphere
- Terrace
Situated in the heart of Samoëns on the "Gros Tilleul" Square, next to the fountain and with "Le Criou" as a backdrop, Le Savoie is the ideal place to spend a pleasant moment.
Le Savoie also contributes to a number of local events in cooperation with the Samoëns tourist office...
Le Savoie is also a favourite meeting place and stop-over for bikers. (Shh!!! The owner gets around on two wheels, but we will keep the brand secret!) So what are you waiting for? Come and see us !!
20 Le Sérac
Traditional food and specialties: Savoy and Burgundy fondue, raclette, tartiflette, pierrade (hot stone), brasérade, etc... as well as many pizzas, "homemade" pasta dishes and large salads.<br/>For your viewing and tasting pleasure, come in the atmosphere of the "Le Sérac" restaurant in an old chalet decorated with traditional and local objects and taste our authentic specialties. A children's menu is also available on the menu.
21 Neige et Roc Restaurant
Gourmet and refined cuisine for your palate's pleasure.<br/>At the charming chalet hotel Neige et Roc we invite you to try our gourmet restaurant in Samoëns. We serve home-made dishes combining traditional cuisine with modern gastronomy, and offer a menu updated regularly according to the season, showcasing various regional products. The cuisine is varied and refined, a delight to your palate.

Those with a taste for fish of alpine lakes will be enchanted by the selection of perch, trout, Arctic char and crayfish.

For cheese enthusiasts, Savoyard specialities such as fondue should fit the bill. And in the summer we host a weekly barbecue in an alpine chalet.

We also propose vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals (gluten free breds are available for breakfast and dinner).

Holder of the Maître Restaurateur title, this is the ideal restaurant for all your dining in Samoëns.

Olivier has created a wide and varied wine list. You can go to him for advice on the best wine for your chosen dish.
22 Campsite Le Giffre
Come and spend your holidays in a magical setting and a complete change of scenery. The campsite is located 150m from the access to the Grand Massif ski lift, and 700m from the village.<br/>Our campsite has 190 flat, grassy pitches on a 6.9 hectare site.
A dynamic and smiling team will welcome you and will be at your disposal for any information.
Acquisition of a Mobile-Home PMR (People with Reduced Mobility).

Campotel renting:
The Campotel is a pavilion comprising 6 mountain-style studios for 4/5 people, located on the edge of the Lac aux Dames, within the campsite. Each studio includes 1 living room with an equipped kitchenette, a bedroom with a double bed, shower room - wc, and on a mezzanine, 2 single beds + a trundle bed.

Mobile home rental:
The Mobile home 4 persons, located at the entrance of the campsite includes 1 living room with an equipped kitchenette, two bedrooms, one with a double bed, shower room, separate toilet and terrace.

Tent rental:
The tent, designed for 4/6 people, consists of a large living room, two bedrooms, a wardrobe between the 2 bedrooms, 3 large bays for lighting the living room. Of 2 windows on the back wall equipped with shutters. The tent will also be set up with an awning. Complete and pleasant, this tent will make you spend excellent holidays.
23 Charming Hotel-Chalet Neige et Roc
A delightful chalet nestled amongst the mountains ! Françoise & Olivier extend a warm welcome to guests seeking a romantic getaway or a more energetic holiday. Family hotel, 2 swimming pool with one indoor, wellness, sauna/hammam et jacuzzi. Playroom and a 1 hectare park with tennis.
24 The Edelweiss Hotel
The Simond family welcomes you in this Savoyard chalet-style establishment. Benefit from refined cuisine in a warm and family atmosphere.<br/>In a quiet location on the southern slopes of Samoëns. Its panoramic terrace offers a superb view of the village and the valley and most of the rooms have a panoramic view facing south.
25 La Boule de Neige Hotel
The hotel welcomes you in a quiet and family atmosphere in the heart of the high Savoyard mountain pastures in the hamlet of Vercland.
26 Le Gai Soleil Hotel
The hotel has 22 rooms (11 of which are studios with kitchenette) with all the comforts and a balcony.
Choose the formula that suits you: room/breakfast, half board, studio.
Enjoy the fireplace corner in our lounge bar in winter and the terrace in summer.
Enjoy a moment for yourself in our relaxation area which offers you: sauna, jacuzzi, hammam, indoor and outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi, games room, fitness room

Outdoor swimming pool (open summer and winter depending on the period) in our 3000m² park.

Restaurant with about 75 seats. Terrace service in summer.
Wooded restaurant with a varied menu (meat, fish, large salad...) and Savoyard specialties.

Free Ski Bus stop in front of the hotel, childcare 100m away.

The hotel is classified 3* and 3 fireplaces by the Logis de France.

New Lodge Hotel, composed of 9 Junior and Family Suites and prestigious...
27 Les Glaciers Hotel
Our hotel is located in the heart of the village, where wood and stone are really well harmonized. You will enjoy here: swimming pool, tennis, sauna, private garden, and our outdoor lounge bar L'Apéro s'Pace where you will appreciate a mojito around crispy tapas.<br/>We are pleased to welcome you to your hotel, this large chalet where blond wood and Giffre stone are harmonized. We have planned everything to make your holiday unforgettable: cozy rooms (all non-smoking) in warm colors and mountain scenery, facilities for your relaxation (indoor swimming pool with balneo, indoor-outdoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness room, massage, beauty treatments, UVA...), at your disposal, bar, lounge.
28 Alpine Botanical Garden "la Jaÿsinia
This alpine botanic garden was set up in 1906 by Marie-Louise Cognac-Jaÿ who founded La Samaritaine department store in Paris. It is an exceptional garden.<br/>The garden closed during the winter period, gathers 4800 mountain plants, divided into 2500 species.
The Alpine Botanical Garden is situated on the southern mountainside overlooking the village. Covering an area of 3700 hectares, La Jaÿsinia is situated on a steeply rising terrain (80 meters of vertical rise). This jewel of the Alps has 2500 species of mountain flora from the five continents. A total of 4,800 plants from all over the world make up this unique mountain botanical garden.
Since 1936, it has been under the scientific direction of the National Museum of Natural History (Botanical and Zoological Gardens Department). The garden is also equipped with a laboratory open to scientists. A laboratory that has a collection of plants from Savoie and the Alps in herbariums.

An outstanding natural setting at the heart of France's heritage, the "La Jaÿsinia" garden in the Haut-Savoyard village of Samoëns is an exception in itself. It is characterized by impressive water fountains and waterfalls and tree scenery. La Jaÿsinia is also known for the ruins of La Tornalta Castle, also known as Montanier Castle (12th century) and an 18th-century chapel. All these places can be seen from the small bucolic path that meanders through the garden. At the same time a place of study and a true oasis of peace where you can come and recharge your batteries, it is a must-see when you come to stay in Samoëns. To visit it is also to immerse yourself in the famous local history.

On the 1st of July 1838, a little Septimontaine named Marie Louise Jaÿ was born, whose destiny was to mark the village and...the capital!
At the age of 15, the young girl left the village to try her luck in Paris. There she met Ernest Cognacq, whom she later married. Together, they founded "La Samaritaine". The success was immediate. Running an immense fortune, childless, Marie Louise and Ernest devoted the end of their lives to charity and never forgot Madame's native village. Thus, in 1906, Marie-Louise Cognacq-Jaÿ created the botanical garden of La Jaÿsinia. Once you reach the top of the garden, the view of the village is breathtaking. A hike and a panorama that is worthy of the most beautiful paintings by romantic landscape painters. As for the thousands of species of plants and flowers, they will delight your senses!
29 Joux Plane Lake
This lake accessible by car will be the ideal partner for the whole family. Fishing, walks in the middle of the mountain pastures and the pleasure of being face to face with the cows.<br/>This lake located between Samoëns and Morzine will allow you to recharge your batteries in a gentle mountain setting. Activities : walks and hikes: marked itineraries. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.
30 Dames Lakes
Two lakes which constitute one of the attractions of the Samoëns leisure centre.<br/>Activities: fishing in the first lake. Golf practice in July and August on water on the second lake. In July and August, leisure base: playground, picnic areas, archery, tennis, swimming pool, football, skateboard ramp, trampoline, adventure park of 3.5 hectares and paintball. 5 minutes from the village centre.
31 The large lime tree
In the heart of historical Samoens, the old market and the "Large Lime Tree" evoke days gone by, while still remaining a lively meeting place at the very centre of local life.<br/>The "Gros Tilleul" (large lime tree), which symbolises the town of Samoens, was planted in 1438 to celebrate a ruling handed down by Duke Amadeus VIII of Savoy, stating that the inhabitants of Samoens owned the Frétérolle, Chardonnière, Vigny and Cuidex alpine meadows in the neighbouring Manche valley. The "Gros Tilleul" is quite remarkable for its age and size. This famous landmark has been immortalised by numerous local authors, poets and musicians through the ages.
32 Mobile homes rental
Mobile-homes located on the camping Samoëns 100 meters from the leisure Lac aux Dames. Many activities, swimming pool, tennis court ...
2-3 bedroom mobile homes designed for 4 to 8 with terrace and all the equipment needed for a week's holiday.<br/>Different models of mobile homes are available on request with all the necessary equipment for a pleasant stay.
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