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Grand Bornand

Le Grand Bornand is one of the best preserved and most beautiful of the Savoyard villages. Its ideal for a family holiday in the French Alps with plenty of outdoor activities to keep everyone happy.

Perfectly located between Mont Blanc, Lake Annecy and Switzerland, the local community has carefully worked to combine their visitor's needs, whilst maintaining the area's traditional charm and respecting its alpine heritage. The Aravis Mountains form the main backdrop to the village. Le Grand Bornand sits at two distinct elevations: Le Grand-Bornand Village is located at 1000 meters, a typical Savoyard village with its outdoor market, central plaza, church, and shops, as well as the spectacular Bouchet Valley in the background, at the foot of the Aravis Mountains. Six kilometers further up the road leading to Col de la Colombière Pass is Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon, where our residences Roc des Tours and Le Village de Lessy are located. Located at 1300 meters elevation, the well-preserved historic village centre dates back to the 17th century. 

Apart from the usual mountain activities, Le Grand Bornand and Aravis mountain range offer more than 200km of marked mountain bike trails accessible with a special lift pass. The more adventurous can try paragliding or hot air ballooning above the impressive mountain range and valleys.

Only a 30 minute drive away, a visit to Annecy is a must; with its dramatic backdrop of sharp mountain peaks, the turquoise lake is one of Europe’s most romantic lakes. Annecy often referred to as ‘the Venice of the Alps’, is a pretty city with old quarters offering an array of restaurants, bars, shops and activities. The attractions of Chamonix and Lake Geneva are only a one hour drive away.

Interested in buying an apartment in Grand Bornand? See our Buying in the Alps section

 

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