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Samoens welcomes skating royalty

Samoens welcomes skating royalty

Only the most avid British skating fans would recognise him, but to the French, he’s Torvill and Dean rolled up together. Philippe Candeloro is a French double Olympic Bronze medallist (1994 and 1998), and on Saturday 18th February, at the newly named Philippe Candeloro ice-rink in Samoens, he was given the keys to the town. […]

Samoens Joins the Club (Med!)

Samoens Joins the Club (Med!)

To ‘Club’ or not to club has been the question in Samoens for some time, but when the announcement was finally made that Samoens had won the bid to become part of the Club Med family, it all came as a bit of a surprise. No sooner had it been confirmed than the cranes appeared […]

Samoens Gears up for the Tour de France 2016

Samoens Gears up for the Tour de France 2016

It’s a similar feeling to late November, when the powder-hungry start nudging their noses out of the door and smelling the air for the first fall of snow. But this time the anticipation is all about two wheels, rather than two planks of wood. So, whisper it if you dare: the Tour de France is […]

Bowled Over in Samoens

Bowled Over in Samoens

If you still have energy after a long day’s ski, Samoens now has the perfect après ski solution for all the family, with a new bowling alley which opened in the autumn.  It brings a whole new dimension to the otherwise traditional alpine village, with state of the art bowling, an American-style restaurant and a […]

New Ice Rink in Samoens

New Ice Rink in Samoens

Kate Hodge and her family love the new ice rink It’s been the source of some local controversy, but the long-awaited (and somewhat delayed) opening of the new ice rink in Samoens took place in time for the half-term holiday in October – and suddenly, it was worth the wait!  If the old ice rink […]

Alpine Bird-Migrations

Alpine Bird-Migrations

Autumn is a great time to enjoy the natural beauty of the Alps. Before the snow sets in there is a period of calm and quiet, with cool mountain air perfectly suited to walking the mountains cols. One such col on the French-Swiss border is the Col de Bretolet, a quiet and secluded pass along […]

Chamonix or Samoens?

Chamonix or Samoens?

  Rhiannon Cook looks at two ski resorts in the French Alps – I am the Chamonix representative for France Property Angels and have lived in Chamonix for almost ten years.  During this time I have skied and spent time in many of the other ski resorts in the northern French Alps It’s hard to […]

Autumn in the Alps

Autumn in the Alps

Autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Those of us lucky enough to live or have second homes in the Alps are able to enjoy this less celebrated season in a different but no less enjoyable way. In September the tourists disappear and the kids go back to school leaving us to enjoy the remainder […]

Stunning property in Samoens

Stunning property in Samoens

A lovely six bedroom property built in 2006 in a glorious quiet and sunny location with far reaching mountain views. The 220m2 chalet consists of an entrance with storage, a ski locker, a room to house a sauna, a storage room, an independent apartment comprising 2 bedrooms and a living room with wood-burning stove and […]