9 chapels are dotted across the area within Samoëns' boundaries, not counting the many shrines and other cultural buildings in and around the hamlets.
Most of them were built in the 17th century. The exceptions are the chapel in Le Bérouze which dates from the 10th century and the chapel in Les Allamands built in the 19th. The onion domes suggest a Baroque influence. They suddenly come into view as you round the corner of a footpath, reminding today's walkers of the patient work of tradesmen in times past.