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Discover local and sustainable summer activities in Grand-Bornand

Discover local and sustainable summer activities in Grand-Bornand

Summer is just around the corner in Le Grand-Bornand, and with it a multitude of local and sustainable activities to delight young and old alike. Nestled in the heart of the French Alps, our village offers an idyllic setting for unforgettable vacations in harmony with nature.

For a pleasant, eco-friendly stay, our hotel Le Chalet les Saytels welcomes you with facilities designed to minimize ecological impact while offering exceptional comfort. Enjoy our comfortable rooms and suites and our local cuisine after a day rich in discovery and adventure.
Here's an overview of this summer's must-see events and activities:

1. Local markets 

Immerse yourself in the warm atmosphere of the local markets, where you can discover a variety of fresh produce and handicrafts. Every Wednesday in the village of Grand-Bornand and on Sunday mornings in Chinaillon, the market welcomes you with its colorful stalls. Take the opportunity to sample local specialities such as mountain cheeses, honey and artisanal charcuterie.


2. Eco-responsible hiking

Le Grand-Bornand is a paradise for hiking enthusiasts. This summer, take part in eco-responsible hikes guided by local experts who will teach you to respect the local flora and fauna while enjoying the breathtaking scenery. Marked trails, such as the Aravis Trail, offer breathtaking panoramic views.


3. Craft-making workshops

Take part in craft-making workshops to learn traditional local techniques. From cheese-making to pottery, these workshops let you take home your own creations while supporting local artisans.

4. Mountain clean-up days


Join us for mountain clean-up days. These community events are the perfect opportunity to help preserve our environment while having a good time. Bring your gloves and garbage bags and help preserve our trails and natural areas.

5. Au Bonheur des Mômes" festival


From August 25 to 29, 2024, don't miss the "Au Bonheur des Mômes" festival, a not-to-be-missed event for families. This international festival of shows for young audiences offers dozens of shows, workshops and activities, all in a spirit of sustainability and respect for the environment.

6. Farm visits and tastings


Discover local farms and taste their products directly on site. Farmers will be delighted to welcome you and show you their trade and sustainable practices. You'll be able to taste fresh, authentic produce while supporting the local economy.

7. Outdoor sporting activities

Take advantage of the many outdoor sporting activities on offer in Le Grand-Bornand, including mountain biking, climbing and paragliding. These environmentally-friendly activities allow you to discover the countryside in a fun and active way.
We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy these activities and help preserve our beautiful village!