Venue and travel information

Previous EWDA Student Workshop venue

Les Pensières

Centre de conférences

55, route d‟Annecy

Vieille Route des Pensières

74290 Veyrier-du-Lac


Travel information

The closest airport to the workshop location is Geneva International Airport (GVA). From Geneva you can take a bus or a train to Annecy, from where a bus or a taxi will take you to the conference location.

An alternative airport also close to the workshop location is Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS). From LYS you can either take a train or a bus to Annecy.

Conference Centre Les Pensières 

P1030635Located on the shores of Lake Annecy, France, Fondation Mérieux’s Les Pensières conference centre was created to provide a place of work and discussion for those working in international public health, and in particular, the struggle to control infectious diseases.

Charles Mérieux created the Pensières Conference Center in his family property of Veyrier-du-Lac. Les Pensières was originally a dependency of the Abbey of Talloires. The oldest parts of the buildings date from the 16th Century, and were dedicated to wine-producing. The new buildings were designed and constructed in 1990 and 1992, and expanded in 2007-2008, to allow for development of the training and conference programs.

Find out more about the Fondation Merieux!


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