Panorama of the Mont Blanc massif from the Col de la Balme

Are you currently in the midst of planning your professional event and searching for a seminar venue within a maximum 2-hour radius from Lyon? The Alps boast an array of excellent destinations, including Annecy, Chambéry, Aix-les-Bains, Geneva, Grenoble... Here, we present to you all the advantages these cities offer for organizing your team buildings and seminars!

#1 Annecy, the top destination for a seminar in the Alps

Annecy, with its enchanting setting nestled at the foot of the mountains, on the shores of Lake Annecy, remains the ideal location for a team cohesion day with team building activities, or for a multi-day seminar.

Dubbed the 'Venice of the Alps', located just 1 hour 45 minutes from Lyon, Annecy is highly accessible, whether by car, bus, or train. With its centrally located train station and proximity to the highway, your teams can convene with ease. For companies with colleagues scattered across France or Europe, Annecy is conveniently situated 1 hour 20 minutes from Lyon airport and 45 minutes from Geneva airport. We offer a private transfer service to and from the airports to ensure your collaborators can travel with peace of mind.

Regarding accommodation for your group, Annecy provides a variety of establishments to suit all tastes and expectations. Planning a board of directors meeting? We'll find you a charming hotel with individual rooms overlooking the lake, allowing you to work in complete tranquility. Want to organize conferences with your colleagues to review company objectives? We'll provide the perfect venue with an ideal meeting room that can accommodate your workshops, presentations, and entire teams. Prefer accommodation in the city center or by the lake with ample capacity? Annecy meets all your needs with modern and well-located establishments.

Annecy also offers an exceptional range of activities. Whether it's exploring the city, the Thiou river, the numerous churches, the Palais de l'Isle, pedestrian streets, or the Pont des Amours, or engaging in incentive activities such as wine and cheese tastings, electric mountain biking, or paragliding, we'll find experiences that will surely meet your desires! Not to mention the extraordinary natural spaces for lively team buildings, such as the lake beaches or the surrounding mountainous environment! You're in for more surprises with our Winning Bet, our Olympiads, our Savoie ou Pas challenge, and our treasure hunt at Montrottier Castle.

Panorama of the old town of Annecy, the Thiou canal and its castle from the Jardins de l'Europe

#2 Chambéry, the ideal city for a seminar within 2 hours of Lyon

Chambéry, the capital of Savoy, is located just 1 hour 30 minutes from Lyon and offers, like Annecy, all the necessary advantages for organizing a professional event: accommodation capacity for small and large groups, excellent accessibility, meeting facilities, gathering in a charming historical setting...

What sets it apart, however, is the opportunity to quickly escape into a captivating natural environment from the city center. Chambéry is situated in the heart of the Combe de Savoie, renowned for its vineyards and prestigious wines. During your seminar in Rhône-Alpes, enjoy a wine-themed team building activity to discover the rich universe of Savoy wines in a playful manner! With a professional sommelier, try your hand at the 'Flavor Casino': place your bets while answering intriguing questions about wine. This activity is perfect for fostering camaraderie among colleagues while developing exciting new knowledge! Immerse yourself in a magical experience at unique and authentic locations (typical wine cellars, former castles of the Duchy of Savoy...) for a successful collaborative interlude.

Chambéry is also conveniently located at the foot of the Bauges massif, which will welcome you for nature-themed team building activities off the beaten path and memorable seminars within a maximum 2-hour radius of Lyon!

#3 Aix-les-Bains, for a perfect team cohesion day in the Alps

Aix-les-Bains, located 1 hour 30 minutes from Lyon, is the dream destination for your spring or summer seminar! Treat your collaborators to a moment of shared experience outside the usual corporate environment, amidst an extraordinary setting, between lake and mountains! Nestled on the shores of Lake Bourget and at the foot of the Bauges mountain range, this idyllic location is perfect for a bonding experience among colleagues before the summer vacation period.

For unique team building activities in Savoie, we offer you the opportunity to embark on a treasure hunt in the heart of Aix-les-Bains to immerse yourself in its history, or a car rally around the lake and its stunning landscapes, punctuated by vineyards, dense forests, and breathtaking viewpoints overlooking the expanse of Lake Bourget!

#4 Grenoble and the Chartreuse Massif for a corporate event in Rhône-Alpes

Just a stone's throw from Grenoble and its accommodation options, the Chartreuse Massif, located 1 hour 30 minutes from Lyon, offers a privileged natural setting for an immersive team cohesion day. Gain altitude, establish your base camp in a charming mountain restaurant, enjoy a coffee or a friendly aperitif with views of the Chartreuse peaks, and savor a delicious lunch prepared with local products.

In the afternoon, experience a break in the rejuvenating environment of the mountains. Here, nature reigns supreme. It has even inspired the mysterious creation of the liqueur bearing the same name. It offers magnificent forests, alpine meadows, and pastures for enjoying a team building challenge with a soothing panorama or a group hike. This playground will meet all your expectations, and then some!

Panorama of Mont Granier, emblematic summit of the Chartreuse, from a flowery mountain pasture

#5 Geneva, for an incentive seminar in Switzerland

Geneva is a prime destination for companies looking to bring together their employees from different countries for a seminar within 2 hours of Lyon. With its well-connected train station and airport, accessibility is optimal. Moreover, Geneva can host your important meetings thanks to the quality of its professional facilities.

The city also serves as an ideal starting point for incentive trips in its region: from the vineyards of Lavaux to the Chillon Castle and Montreux, Yvoire, Gruyère... Switzerland and the entire Alps are at your fingertips from Geneva!

Bonus: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, for organizing a seminar in the mountains

Why this bonus? Because with just 30 minutes more on the road, you reach one of the other top destinations in the Alps for your professional events! At 2 hours 30 minutes from Lyon, Mont Blanc awaits you!

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, much like Annecy, is an essential location for multi-day corporate seminars. With its offering of high-quality hotels, restaurants capable of accommodating even the largest groups, and the diversity of its exclusive activities, Chamonix is a key ally in the success of these gatherings.

Whether you want to take your colleagues to the top of the Aiguille du Midi or opt for one of our original team building activities, such as the Mission Ascension or the Pioneer of the Peaks, you'll always enjoy an absolutely incredible view of one of the most beautiful panoramas in the Alps!

In the evenings, there's never a dull moment. Want to party with colleagues? You'll surely find what you're looking for in Chamonix! Prefer an authentic dinner in a mountain restaurant? We have the perfect spots for you!

Chamonix is also the perfect place for an incentive stay. It will be filled with hikes, mountain biking outings, and memorable Trapper Evenings that are sure to please!

For all your team building and seminar requests within a maximum of 2 hours from Lyon, contact our team, who will create the perfect program for your collaborators! And for more options, discover all the services offered by Agency 1786.

A gondola of the Aiguille du Midi cable car in front of Mont Blanc and the Bossons glacier