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Le Grand-Bornand
74450
Le Grand-Bornand
During your walks and leisurely strolls, use your mobile phone for an interactive way to discover Le Grand-Bornand's rich heritage.
14 sites: monuments (including sever chapels, crosses, and oratories), natural sites and other curiosities to scan via QR codes integrated into the signs at each site in order to enhance the visit via photos, and both audio and video commentary.
- City hall
- The central square
- Notre Dame de l'Assomption church
- The cemetery
- The heritage museum ("Maison du Patrimoine")
- Nant Robert chapel
- Bouchet chapel
- Les Plans chapel
- Duche chapel
-The Duche stations of the cross
- Clos du Pin cross
- The sacred stone at Saix
- The marked stone
- Chinaillon chapel

How does it work?
- If you do not have a QR code reader, install an application on your smartphone or tablet computer that allows you to read QR codes (search for "QR code reader" in the App store or on Google Play).
- With the reader, scan the QR code located on the signs at one of the 14 heritage sites.
- You will be led to a web page that scales to the size of your screen.
- On this web page, you will see a variety of information about the location: photos, videos for some, and text.
- Using the button "voir les autres points / see other points of interest": you will see an overview on a map of all the sites on the heritage trail.
All year round.
All year long depending on snow conditions. Inquire about conditions before heading out.
In summary
  • Environment :
    • Resort centre
    • Village centre
Description
  • SITRA services :
    • Route BOUCLE
  • Pedestrian sports :
    • Course
    • Pedestrian sports
Facilities and services
  • Parking :
    • Car park
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
Localisation
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Le Grand-Bornand
74450
Le Grand-Bornand
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.941079
Longitude : 6.428118
In Le Grand-Bornand.
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The chapel of la Duche is the oldest of Grand Bornand. Based in the end of the XVIIth century,it is reconstructed at the end of the XIXth century. Itis dedicated in particular to several agrarian saints: saint Anne, saint Grat and saint Guérin.
Located in the heart of the hamlet of Les Plans, the chapel of the same name was founded in 1702 after the flooding of the Borne river. From the chapel there is a wonderful view over the Aravis mountain chain.
The chapel of Le Bouchet, in the heart of the Bouchet valley, was founded in 1704 after a flood. It boasts a beautiful altarpiece, dating back to the XVIII century.
Founded in 1677, the chapel is nestled in the heart of the old village of Le Chinaillon. Despite major renovation work to the building in 1977, it has retained its traditional appearance.
Standing above the village of Le Grand Bornand, with panoramic views over the Aravis chain, the chapel of Le Nant Robert is well worth seeing. It was founded in 1762 and renovated on several occasions during the course of the XX century.
The Stations of the Cross pilgrimage at La Duche originated in 1888, linking the chapel of La Duche with St Bruno's oratory, the site of a miraculous spring.
The original cemetery was situated for a long time immediately around the church. In the mid-XX century, it had to be relocated so that a new village square could be built in front of the Tourist Office, the Town Hall and the church.
After 60 years of building work, undertaken and financed by the local community,it was consecrated in 1877. Built in the neo-gothic style of the XIX century, the architecture is typical of the golden age of the Catholic church.
The weekly market at the Grenette, the old grain market of Le Grand Bornand, characterizes the heart of the old town square. All sorts of concerts and events also take place here, such as concerts given by the local brass band and many local celebrations.
The cross at Le Clos du Pin is unusual for two reasons : firstly, this stone cross is the oldest of all the Le Grand Bornand crosses (dating from 1500) and secondly, and for the same reason, it has been classified since 1944 as a heritage monument.
At the end of the Bouchet valley, just above the hamlet of Lormay, there is a stone testifying to events which took place during the French Revolution : priests refusing to swear allegiance to the Constitution were hidden by the local population.
The Heritage House is a traditional Grand-Bornand chalet, built in 1830, which has been renovated and furnished to make a museum. It is a listed museum since 2007.
The inscribed border stone, at the foot of the dale of Tardevant, marks the limit between the villages of Le Grand Bornand and La Clusaz. This stone is about 1m. long and is dated 1755.