Le Grand-Bornand

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The Roman Catholic church in Le Grand-Bornand, March 2006.
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Coordinates: 45°56′33″N6°25′33″E / 45.9425°N 6.4258°E / 45.9425; 6.4258 Coordinates: 45°56′33″N6°25′33″E / 45.9425°N 6.4258°E / 45.9425; 6.4258
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Faverges
  Mayor (20202026) André Perrillat-Amédé [1]
61 km2 (24 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2018) [2]
  Density35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
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1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Le Grand-Bornand is a commune in the eastern French department of Haute-Savoie. The commune is a ski resort and takes its name from the river that runs through it. The inhabitants of Le Grand-Bornand are called Bornandins.



Located on the western slope of the Aravis mountain range not far from Mont Blanc, Annecy Lake and Switzerland, Le Grand-Bornand is a summer and winter resort which developed around an old village. Le Grand-Bornand is in a wide part of the valley which has allowed it to develop - the village of Petit-Bornand, located downstream, is in a narrower part of the valley. The commune of Le Grand-Bornand is made-up of three areas: the Bouchet valley, the Chinaillon valley and the village of Le Grand-Bornand located at the junction of the two valleys. The hamlet of Chinaillon to the north east of Le Grand-Bornand is the main ski centre. The valley of Bouchet is located upstream of the village along the course of the river Borne.


Nearby villages include Manigod, Thônes, La Clusaz, Saint-Jean-de-Sixt and the larger Chamonix and Annecy.



Since 1997, Le Grand Bornand is twinned with Quiberon.

Place names

Researcher toponymist and Ph.D. graduate of the Sorbonne, Jérémie Delorme, has listed, photographed and described, about 3 000 place names in the commune. 90% come from Latin, 8% come from Gaulish, 1% from Germanic and 1% from pre-Latin languages. A third of the names refer to former occupants. Names ending in "ière" are pre 16th-century and names ending in "lhon" are pre 5th-century.


List of mayors

Presidential election 2007

Le Grand-Bornand voting in the 2nd round of the 2007 French presidential election Nicolas Sarkozy: 84% Royal Ségolène: 17%

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Outdoor activities


Tour de France

Le Grand-Bornand has been the start town for three stages of the Tour de France, in 1995, 1999 and 2007. It was the finish of a stage in 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2013. [5] Stage 10 of the 2018 Tour de France finished here.


YearStageStart pointDistance (km)Stage winnerYellow jersey
2018 10 Annecy 159Flag of France.svg  Julian Alaphilippe  (FRA)Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Greg Van Avermaet  (BEL)
2013 19 Le Bourg-d'Oisans 204.5Flag of Portugal.svg  Rui Costa  (POR)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Chris Froome  (GBR)
2009 17 Bourg-Saint-Maurice 169.5Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Fränk Schleck  (LUX)Flag of Spain.svg  Alberto Contador  (ESP)
2007 7 Bourg-en-Bresse 197.5Flag of Germany.svg  Linus Gerdemann  (GER)Flag of Germany.svg  Linus Gerdemann  (GER)
2004 17 Le Bourg-d'Oisans 204.5Flag of the United States.svg  Lance Armstrong  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  Lance Armstrong  (USA)


YearStageFinish pointDistance (km)Stage winnerYellow jersey
2007 8 Tignes 165Flag of Denmark.svg  Michael Rasmussen  (DEN)Flag of Denmark.svg  Michael Rasmussen  (DEN)
1999 9 Sestrières 213.5Flag of the United States.svg  Lance Armstrong  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  Lance Armstrong  (USA)
1995 9 La Plagne 160Flag of Switzerland.svg  Alex Zülle  (SWI)Flag of Spain.svg  Miguel Indurain  (ESP)

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