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Le Grand-Bornand is a French commune, located in the department of Haute-Savoie and Rhone-Alpes. The town is situated between the Massif des Bornes and Aravis mountain range and is a ski resort in Savoyard style. Its name comes from the river that runs through the terminal, an affluent of the Arve.

Located on the western slopes of the Massif des Aravis, Grand-Bornand is a resort for summer and winter that has developed around an ancient village.

The village lies in a valley of lacustrine origin, somewhat flared where the village of Grand-Bornand developed. Instead the village of Petit-Bornand, located downstream of the river is narrow part of the Valley Terminal, a gorge.

The town of Grand-Bornand includes three major parts: the Bouchet valley, the valley Chinaillon and the village of Grand-Bornand located at the junction of two valleys. Bouchet valley lies further upstream of the village during the terminal, it takes its name from the fact that it is entered. The Chinaillon, it is more in height, he concentrates most of the activity winter sports. The village of Grand-Bornand, meanwhile, is the heart of this ternary system.

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