A center of excellence with a public health mission, renovated to facilitate both onsite and video conferencing

Part of the Mérieux Foundation, Les Pensières Center for Global Health was designed to promote dialogue and knowledge-sharing. Our center welcomes over 5,000 professionals from the health sector every year, from a range of countries and disciplines. They attend leading-edge conferences and training sessions aimed at advancing healthcare worldwide.
Les Pensières looks out upon nature and the world beyond, offering a unique working environment that is conducive to both reflection and discussion. It is open to all health organizations, associations and institutions that share our values.

Our assets and commitments

A center of expertise in public health

A catalyst for discussion and ideas

A quest for excellence in our services

Welcome to Les Pensières

A center equipped with the latest high powered technology

Equipped with the most up to date technology and a high-performance video conferencing system which enables on-site, hybrid and digital conferences.


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Our services

Just 40 minutes from Geneva international airport, Les Pensières Center for Global Health provides a unique setting, premium facilities and customized services to ensure your events are a resounding success.

Conference rooms

The center features 8 meeting rooms, catering to all types of requirements and group sizes, ranging from 2 to 180 people. All rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment.


The center has 59 rooms decorated in a warm and elegant “family home” style. Additional rooms can be offered in our partner hotels, close to the center.


Our chef and his team provide varied menus year-round, all prepared on site using seasonal products. They are adapted to your specifications and include sit-down meals, buffets, cocktails and barbecues.

Other services

Thanks to our team of dedicated professionals, we can provide assistance with your events, from the design to the rollout phase. Our expertise and network of partners can assist you with all your requirements.

Key events

Hospices Civils de Lyon

13th International Meeting of the Partners for Rabies Prevention

Fondation Mérieux

11th Advanced Course on Diagnostics (ACDX)

Fondation Mérieux

Cours ICARe / ICARe Course

Mc Master University


- May 23, 2022

It was an honour for us to welcome such a remarkable group of talented people committed to global health… https://t.co/ygX4olotPI

- May 23, 2022

A true honour to welcome you again @anandaonline for your inspirational talk on #polio & commitment to fighting… https://t.co/PPZ2pmAL0V

- May 21, 2022

RT @malickgibani: Time to say bye to #ADVAC22 @LesPensieres @MerieuxFdn Grateful for the opportunity, especially at a time of unprecedented…