We all know and love Lyon, the capital of French gastronomy. Whether you hang out in Old Lyon or choose to discover La Croix Rousse, you can't help but be charmed by this city in the south of France (well, almost the south!). And this is why you have decided to organize your next teambuilding event in Lyon. So what better way to seduce your guests than to let them discover the city's local specialities?
Whether you are interested in the gastronomic aspect of the city, or whether you are more attached to the cultural assets of Lyon, you are bound to find what you are looking for! But let us introduce you to the best local teambuilding ideas in Lyon.
GASTRONOMIC ACTIVITIES FOR A TEAMBUILDING IN LYON
As we know, Lyon is known for its cuisine. So, how can you offer local teambuilding without having a cooking stop? Here is our selection of the best ideas for gastronomic activities for your teams.
Secret Food Tours: discover French gastronomy in Lyon
Cuisine has been part of Lyon's culture, especially since 1935, when the city was elected world capital of gastronomy. So what could be more local than making your guests enjoy this rather nice aspect of the city?
By choosing the Secret Food Tour, you will be able to introduce your employees to Lyon's culinary specialties, while offering them the opportunity to taste the best wines of the region, in all moderation of course.
The activity proposes to stroll through the streets of the Old Lyon and the Presqu'île to taste the traditional dishes of the city, while learning anecdotes about the history of French gastronomy. Pretty cool teambuilding in Lyon, isn't it?
The Tour des Halles de Bocuse: discovering the region
Let's continue on the local teambuilding activities in Lyon by walking in the footsteps of Paul Bocuse, the famous cook who transmitted his fame to the city. Moreover, he also gave his name to the Halles Paul Bocuse, a place gathering all the best craftsmen of the city.
By offering this activity to your employees, you will make them discover some of the best workers in France thanks to multiple stops to taste wines, cheeses, chocolates and other sweets of all kinds.
The particularity of the experience offered by Le Tour des Terroirs is that all the guides are students or graduates of the Paul Bocuse Institute. They are true food lovers who will pass on their culinary knowledge to you.
Discover the Beaujolais castle
When you say Lyon, you say wine! And especially the famous Beaujolais. Another local teambuilding idea in the Lyon area: discover the Beaujolais Wine Road. Guided by an expert in oenology, you can discover the beauty of the centuries-old vineyards and enjoy the view of the Saône valley.
But what really interests you is wine, isn't it? Don't panic! During this day (or half-day, depending on your wishes), you will have the opportunity to taste the best products of the region, while discovering the different stages of winemaking.
The bonus? You will have the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful villages in France. Your staff should love it!
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR TEAMBUILDING IN LYON
Lyon is the cooking, that's true. But Lyon is also a city with many cultural assets. And it would be a shame to miss out on these assets during your next teambuilding event. Here is a small selection of atypical activities that will allow you to enjoy the cultural Lyon.
Discovering Old Lyon through challenges
If you are looking for an activity that allows your guests to take up challenges, the solution offered by Intripid should appeal to you!
The principle is simple: during a cultural journey in Old Lyon, your team will have to take up various challenges to rediscover French traditions. The gamification of your team building will strengthen the links between your teams!
You can choose the formula that suits you best and according to the duration that suits you. You can even choose to create your teambuilding in Lyon by selecting activities such as a game of pétanque, a treasure hunt, solving puzzles about Old Lyon or cheese tasting. A real panel of activities to discover all the local aspects of the city. Not bad, isn't it?
Visit Lyon by electric bike
With Lyon Bike Tour, you can discover the city of Lyon by electric bike! With a local guide, you will be able to wander around one of the circuits specially created to discover Lyon's hidden secrets. Small tasting breaks punctuate the discovery for even more pleasure!
The activity is totally customizable according to your wishes, the number of people and the duration you wish to spend on the walk. An ideal teambuilding solution for large groups as the company accepts groups of up to a hundred people for example!
Explore Lyon by night
If you are looking for a more atypical experience, why not offer to visit Lyon at night? Your guests will get a completely different view of the city with this night visit.
The walk will take you to the Saint-Georges district, the Saint-Jean Cathedral or the Place des Terreaux: all these places are not to be missed in Lyon. During the visit, you will learn more about the symbols of the city, ancient rituals used by the inhabitants or legends about the spirits still living there. Sensitive souls, please be careful!
The city of Lyon offers unique assets which makes it one of the most important professional meeting points in France. There is no lack of local activities in the area, but you will never really satisfy your employees if you don't offer them a taste of the local gastronomy or if you don't make them discover the architectural beauties of Lyon.
For a successful teambuilding in Lyon, suggest an activity that combines both aspects or better: combine 2 totally different activities for even more fun!