Due to its geographical position, the campsite l’Escale will alow you to discover Grand- Bornand and the whole of the Rhônes Alpes region. This region will surprise you wit hits magnificent sceneries and diversified culture.
La Maison du Patrimoine: an old house built in 1830, this chalet will enable you to visit a typical Grand Bornand farm. You can visit on your own or with a guide, and themed evenings and exhibitions are organised.
The old village of Chinaillon, 7 km away: discover life an old mountain hamlet.
Take advantage of Grand Bornand’s strategic position between Annecy, Geneva and Chamonix and discover lakes, moutain passes, famous peaks which contribute to Haute Savoie’s beauty and charm.
• Annecy, it’s lake and old town: Come and enjoy the pleasures of lake Annecy, less than 30 minutes from l’Escale. You can drive or cycle round the Annecy Lake and discover the beauty and charm of its banks or by boat and enjoy all the water sports. Stroll by the Thiou canal and let yourselves be charmed by Annecy’s old town: “the Savoyard version of Venise”.
• The Léman banks: Evian, Thonon,Yvoire… on the french side of lake Léman welcome you, if you have the time you can carry on to Geneva and nearby Switzerland.
• Chamonix and its surroundings: within an hour’s drive, you will get to high altitude Mountains in Chamonix valley (Mont Blanc, Ice Sea, Ice Cave, Aiguille du midi, Brévent), in Italy (Aoste) and in Switzerland close by (foundation Giannada in Martigny).
Mountain passes: the Grand-Bornand, situated at the bottom of The Col de la Colombière and next to the Col des Aravis, on the historical “Route des Gandes Alpes” with its many passes and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps
Cultural itineraries: museums and castles to visit and discover: Musée de Thônes, Musée de la Résistance and Ecomusée du Bois in Thônes (10 km)
BENEFIT FROM DISCOUNTS WITH L’ESCALE!
In the summer: L’Escale has special prices for the Mer de Glace and l’Aiguille du Midi.