Enjoy flexibility with a hotel in Gaillard
Close to the border of Switzerland and therefore ideal for business travellers wishing to traverse the Franco-Swiss border, Gaillard is just eight km from Geneva. There is a well-developed industrial centre in Gaillard, but this is chiefly a picturesque hideaway from the bustle of business life in the city.
What can I look forward to?
With around eleven thousand inhabitants, Gaillard is a compact and friendly town, yet there is more than enough going on to keep visitors entertained. It was established as a medieval fortified town in the thirteenth century, evolving around the Chateau-Gaillard castle, which was owned by the Count of Geneva. Its territory at the border with Switzerland has shifted a number of times, so that it has been adopted under various different municipalities at different times, giving the town a rich and varied history that is evident today.
What will my business experience be like?
Gaillard has numerous new residential and commercial districts, as well as strong supporting infrastructure. Originally an agricultural village, it is now home to a modest assortment of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), and a range of construction and trade companies operating within the service sector. There is a large industrial zone in the nearby Arve Valley, which benefits from the direct connection with the A411 national route, taking motorists directly to Geneva. In Gaillard itself regular conferences are held, with some top speakers from various fields attending, such as the Director of Médecin sans Frontières, government members and prominent researchers and innovators. Big business takes place in nearby Geneva, but Gaillard offers business travellers peace, community and effortless commutes.
What can I do near to my Gaillard hotel?
Gaillard's local team, FC Evian Thonon Gaillard, has gained nationwide acclaim, hovering on the periphery of the French premier league. Attend a game at Parc des Sports, in nearby Annency to enjoy the thrilling atmosphere. Alongside the business calendar, the town holds regular lectures by notable figures, ranging from journalists and philosophers to doctors and artists. Cycling is another popular activity in Gaillard. Hire a bike and ride out into the idyllic countryside that surrounds the town. The terrain is mountainous, but you will be rewarded with superb views at every corner. Afterwards, you'll be glad to have a comfortable and modern Gaillard hotel to return to.