Welcome to La Petite Buche

Your own little piece of Heaven. La Petite Buche is a very comfortable well equipped chalet in the alps, just a 10 minute level walk to the centre of this unspoilt Alpine market village, Le Grand Bornand.

At approximately 1000 metres rising to 2,700 it is a real jewel in the French Alps with the river Borne and real history coursing through its veins. Life does not die with the end of the ski season, like so many ugly purpose built resorts.

January through to the end of March, we offer bed and breakfast accommodation, including evening meals if required, often cooked on the open wood burning fire, wine or beer is also included.


We can help with lift passes, ski hire, ski lessons or just guide you around the mountain, showing you the wonderful views that surround you at every turn. We offer long weekend breaks, week day breaks, really whatever fits for you, so you can take advantage of the lower flight prices during the week. We just want to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The skiing is wonderfully varied, with plenty of intermediate and beginners slopes as well as some hairy drops for the more experienced or semi-suicidal, from the top of Le Lachat. The village boasts 6 members of the national ski team. Together with its neighbor La Clusaz, this provides some 200km of pistes. Ski buses link the two villages. Buses run to both ski lifts every half hour, only a short ride from a bus stop 20 meters from the top of the drive.


From April to December the chalet is available as self catered accommodation, due to us having a Bistro Café in Crete during the summer months. As we are not here this gives the Chalet an extra double bedroom with en suite. In the summer months the mountain lends itself to many outdoor activities such as, golf, walking, sports climbing, cycling, paragliding even Segway riding. The lift up to le lachat run throughout the season giving everyone a chance to see the amazing views. In the village there is an outdoor swimming complex including four pools and a slide. There are also tennis courts, gravel football courts, crazy golf, archery, and an adventure park in the trees. All of these within easy walking distance from the Chalet.