The most beautiful points of view

ESSENTIALS VIEWPONTS 
to take full eyes!
 
Among the most beautiful resorts in the French mountains, Le Grand-Bornand is a life-size "land art". Here is our top of the most spectacular viewpoints in the area, a must see in the summer...

LA POINTE PERCEE
 
Highest point of the Aravis mountain range, the majestic pointe Percée and its mineral universe which gives it the air of Nepal culminates at 2750m of altitude.
It benefits from a breathtaking and stunning 360° view where the mythical Mont Blanc is enthroned. The massifs of the Roof of Europe, the Tournette, the Bornes and the Bargy complete the picture! In the distance, weather permitting, you can see the Southern Alps, the Jura and the Chablais. 
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  •  - © Esprits Outdoor

THE TOP OF MONT LACHAT 
 
At an altitude of 2100m, the Mont Lachat, accessible from the village thanks to the ski lifts, offers a privileged view of the village of Le Grand-Bornand, the Aravis mountain range and the surrounding massifs. It is also the starting point for many hikes and mountain bike rides and a famous take-off area for paragliding. Sporty or contemplative will be satisfied and an orientation table will allow you to observe an exceptional 360° panorama.
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THE AIGUILLE VERTE AND THE LAKE OF LESSY 
 
The Aiguille Verte and its summit at 2045m of altitude offers a plunging view on the lake of Lessy, overhung by the imposing Jallouvre Peak. Far from being its only asset, the view is breathtaking: on one side the Almet ridge, Mont Lachat and the plunging view of the village stretching out its arms, with the Aravis mountain range as a backdrop. On the other side you can admire the massif des Bornes with Leman Lake in the distance.
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  •  - © T. Vattard

CHALETS OF CUILLERY AND THE HAMLET OF BOUTS 
 
At the foot of the Jallouvre and the tête d'Auferrand, the two hundred year old chalets with their centuries-old patina bear witness to the richness of the Bornandin heritage while offering a splendid panorama from the Colombière pass to La Tournette, via Mont Lachat and the Aravis mountain range.
The hamlet of Cuillery is located on the mountain discovery trail which informs you about the fauna and flora present along the path that leads from Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon, facing the Maroly valley dominated by the pointe Percée.
The hamlet of Les Bouts is located on the mountainside under the Almet ridge, one of its specificities is to be protected upstream by a large mound of stones and earth to stop avalanches.
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LE GRAND-BORNAND VILLAGE AND THE ARAVIS 
 
Seen from the forest path, accessible by a nice walk on the hillside, it is a bit like a Bornandine "postcard", with its village heart massed around the church and its famous bulbous bell tower on the Aravis chain background, imposing its majestic silhouette in the background. A classic of alpine imagery, like no other.
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THE OLD VILLAGE OF LE GRAND-BORNAND CHINAILLON 
 
Discover the old village of Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon, dating from the 17th century, it offers a sumptuous setting witnessing the life of yesteryear thanks to its century-old wooden houses, its chapel and its roofs of ancelles. In the heart of the hamlet is nestled a pretty chapel founded in 1677. In spite of the main renovation in 1977, it still retains an ancient character and conceals several objects that bear witness to the past: from the baroque style to contemporary art. Endowed with a multitude of historical and architectural details, the old village of Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon conceals small secrets that you can discover during the guided tours.
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THE COL DES ANNES
 
At an altitude of 1720 m, at the foot of pointe Percée, the highest peak of the Aravis Range at 2750 m, there are several mountain restaurants (famous for their famous potato fritters) and alpine farms, with a unique architecture and a breathtaking view of the Aravis Range. 
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