Resort of Les Aravis
Lively all year round as an authentic village long before it became one of France’s leading mountain resorts, Le Grand-Bornand gives you plenty of reasons to visit, be it for the pleasure of being together, making up for lost time, or for its unlimited recreational possibilities. Boasting an unspoilt environment, and as the top producer of the famous Reblochon traditional cheese, Le Grand-Bornand also cultivates a way of life based on a blend of tradition and a pioneering spirit. The resort’s 400 chalets dating back some 200 years stand alongside leisure facilities worthy of the major resorts.
Le Grand-Bornand embraces the art of flouting convention, exploring alternatives, however audacious, and inviting hipsters from all walks of life to take to the mountains… This inspiring resort is home to a host of artists, artisans and craftspeople who occupy some of the oldest buildings in the village – potters, saddler, retro café, cabinet-maker, upholsterer… Don’t hesitate to pay them a visit to discover occupations that in some cases are closely linked to mountain life.
Featuring among the largest French ski resorts. Le Grand-Bornand, between Lake Annecy and the Mont Blanc, is both an authentic village and a reputed winter sports destination. It is a magnificent piece of land art that invites you to (re)discover the mountains at your own pace, between traditions that are very much alive, a sporting spirit that enjoys a challenge, and a personality that expresses itself loud and clear. Some will contemplate these preserved chalets and appreciate a certain Alpine art of living, while adrenalin addicts will enjoy the extraordinary dynamism of this land of events and the amazing range of sports activities and creative pursuits it has to offer.