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The town of Le Grand Bornand can be found in the French Alps, and is considered by some to be a secret best not revealed to the tourist masses. Although it has an excellent infrastructure, the crowds that can plague other parts of the Alps are absent, and the village shops, tree lined main square and market all carry a charm. Of the accommodation options which are possible in the village and surrounding area, the best choice would be to stay in a holiday rental apartment in Le Grand Bornand Village. As well as offering a comfortable and relaxing place to be based during a holiday in Le Grand Bornand Village, this home away from home also includes a well equipped kitchen. This makes skiing holidays eminently more affordable, as it is not necessary to eat out for every meal.
There are an abundance of leisure activities that one can choose from whilst staying at self catering accommodation in Le Grand Bornand Village. During the winter, the area is ideally placed next to a ski resort, and there are both slopes and cross country runs that can be enjoyed. The summer months will appeal more to those people that like hiking, mountain climbing or even cycling. Other activities that can be tried include golf, tennis, and swimming.
Most people that choose a holiday in Le Grand Bornand Village will be content with the range of activities on offer, and may not feel the need to travel further afield in search of other attractions to see. For those that might desire to do this, a scenic drive or two through the countryside is to be recommended, as is a day trip to Geneva. This Swiss city is only forty miles away, and has a number of places of interest, which include the Cathedrale St. Pierre, the Old Town section, and the Brunswick Monument. The city also boasts a number of museums and art galleries that are well worth visiting. Another interesting place to visit on a day trip, is the town of Annecy, whose old medieval section was built around a chateau.
The types of weather that can be experienced when staying in a holiday rental apartment in Le Grand Bornand Village will depend largely on the season visited, although its altitude at just under 1000 metres does also have some bearing. Expect winters to be cold and snowy, with day time highs rarely reaching above 3 degrees Celsius and lows dipping down significantly overnight. During the summers, the weather is warmer, with average day time highs of between 17 and 20 degrees during the hotter days. Even during the summer, the weather can change rapidly, and it is not unusual to go hiking in the sun and return in freezing rain!
The best airport to use when arriving on a holiday in Le Grand Bornand, is Geneva International Airport (GVA) over in Switzerland. It has many of the major European airlines based there, offering flights to cities throughout Europe and beyond. Travellers from the UK might like to use British Airways who fly out of both London Heathrow (LHR) and London Gatwick (LGW). Car rental is available at the airport, and is the best way to get around during a stay at the self catering accommodation in Le Grand Bornand Village.