Host your seminars and corporate events at Domaine et Château de Valinches

Domaine et Château de Valinches offers a venue steeped in character for professionals looking to organise a unique corporate seminar close to Lyon, Saint-Étienne, or Clermont-Ferrand. Situated in Marols (elected “Most Beautiful Village in the Loire” in 2022), the magnificent Domaine et Château de Valinches is nested in an oasis of greenery and is only a 1h15 drive from Lyon and 30 minutes from Saint-Étienne. Fully renovated, the 1843-period Château de Valinches offers hotel services and multipurpose corporate meeting rooms complete with state-of-the-art equipment.

A seminar venue for productive work sessions

Away from the hustle and bustle of nearby cities Lyon, Saint-Étienne and Clermont-Ferrand, Château de Valinches offers a nature-based seminar venue in a relaxing yet invigorating setting.
Whether for a residential seminar, executive meeting, training event, conference, team-building retreat, or other corporate event, our team will be sure to provide you with a warm welcome and quality services that meet your needs.

Services on offer for corporate events at Château de Valinches

  • Différentes salles de réunions et différents espaces aux capacités variables
  • Différentes salles de réunions et différents espaces aux capacités variables
  • Différentes salles de réunions et différents espaces aux capacités variables
  • Ecrans tactiles interactifs 85’’

Our human-size enterprise offers businesses a personalised welcome with comprehensive events services. The fully renovated premises are complete with extensive equipment, in line with the high-quality standards we strive to achieve, including

  • High-speed internet access and Wi-Fi
  • 85-inch interactive touchscreens displays
  • 55-inch portative interactive touchscreens displays
  • Video projection and video conference equipment
  • Paperboards and stationery (notepads, pens, etc.)
  • Welcome coffee
  • Secure private car park

A unique and authentic multipurpose seminar venue close to Lyon

We do our best to meet the needs of all corporate event requests in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. In doing so, Domaine et Château de Valinches provides multiple meeting rooms and work spaces of varying capacity. Each of our venues can be fully privatised.

For your outdoor events and activities

Organise a cocktail hour, brazier lunch, or outdoor meal on the Château’s esplanade under our large marquee (130 m²). Relax in our recreational areas or around park grounds. We offer services and activities for all kinds of corporate occasions!

For your indoor events and activities

The Domaine includes a majestic reception room spanning 290 m2, and 3 seminar rooms of approximately 40 m2 each.

  • The Grand Reception Room (290 m2 floor space with a 45 m2 stage) combines traditional charm and the convenience of a multipurpose meeting room for your corporate gatherings, dinners, and parties. Capacity:
    • 250
    • 250
    • 200
  • The Salon Roseraie (42 m2) offers a cosy atmosphere in a characterful setting. Perfect for small-attendance meetings. Capacity:
    • 42
    • 23
    • 20
  • The Salon Parc (29 m2) features a balcony that opens out onto the Domaine’s pond and 15 hectares of greenery. Perfect for brainstorming workshops. Capacity :
    • 30
    • 18
  • The Salon Tour (43 m2) is a versatile venue in terms of possible layouts. Its refined decor makes it an ideal location for formal sessions. Capacity:
    • 43
    • 40
    • 30

Our offers include a variety of packages. Please get in touch for more information!

  • Equipped meeting room
  • Welcome coffee

Prices start at €30 pp excl. VAT

Food catering

We offer a wide range of catering options: sit-down meal, buffet, cocktail hour, brazier, picnic, etc.

Choose your beverages among the selection included in your package, or switch to our Pleasure pass.

Night accommodation

We take care of all your accommodation arrangements: 109 beds, including 72 hotel beds, 22 trailer beds, 16 dormitory beds .

All your requests are possible


A seminar venue to unwind and boost team spirit

Located at the heart of 15 hectares of parkland, on the edge of France’s Auvergne greenbelt, Domaine et Château de Valinches nests harmoniously in the midst of a nature haven which our team strives to preserve. Abounding with serenity, the oasis of greenery is the perfect setting to provide your colleagues with a sensory retreat that combines relaxation, well-being, and positive energy.

In order to help your team make the most of the nature surroundings and strengthen team spirit, Château de Valinches staff have put together a range of activities. Feel free to contact us with more suggestions.


Nous venons vous remercier pour l’accueil sympathique et chaleureux le 12 juillet dans un salon mis à notre disposition pour partager un repas avec nos enfants , petits enfants et conjoints , dans un cadre agréable , un repas délicieux et très abordable ; le parc est reposant et a permis de mettre en mémoire de très bons souvenirs à notre famille.

L’accueil est chaleureux, les chambres sont très bien. Nous avons diné plusieurs soir au restaurant de l’hôtel, nous nous sommes régalé. Bref, un beau séjour dans un cadre unique et reposant. Que du bonheur.

Exceptionnel, nous sommes venus déjeuner au restaurant ce midi, une équipe dynamique, souriante, aimable et un service irréprochable. La cuisine était raffinée. Je reviendrai sans hésitation.

Un cadre magique, un repas exceptionnel, le personnel est magnifique, agréable, souriant. Un très bon moment dans ce très beau château.

Très bel endroit, havre de paix pour réceptions, séminaires, etc. Dans un beau parc avec un joli parcours de golf.

Nous souhaitions vous dire un grand merci pour notre repas d’hier. Le repas était délicieux, le cadre magnifique, le maître d’hôtel très disponible et à l’écoute. Tout était parfait. Nous reviendrons sans hésitation. Encore merci pour tout.

Accueil parfait, dans un cadre d’exception et avec un professionnalisme de très haut standing ! Encore merci.

(Séminaire résidentiel, janvier 2023).