Autumn sejour and general assembly for the 50th anniversary of the Club at Annecy (Haute-Savoie) from 04 to 06 November 2022

Rédigé par Enrico Alberini

Du 04 novembre 2022 au 06 novembre 2022

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Les Balcons du Lac - Sevrier

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Les Balcons du Lac - Sevrier 45.838536, 6.141454

You will find the following pages below:

  • Presentation of the area
    The programme
    General Assembly of the Club des Cent Cols
    Presenttation of diplomas and brevets

Presentation of the area

After 2012 and 2017, it’s once more that the Haute Savoie welcomes us for the autumn séjour of the Club des Cent Cols. We’ll be staying in a Cap France centre, ‘les Balcons du Lac’ located above the village of Sevrier and overlooking the Lac d’Annecy.

2022 is a special year as our Club celebrates 50 years.

Fifty years of passion, fifty years of friendship.

On the heights above the lake with the purest waters in Europe, this holiday village is an ideal starting point to discover the Haute-Savoie. Between the lake amnd the mountains, the historic centre of Annecy invites exploration and discovery. With its cobbled streets, multicoloured houses and iconic buildings, the Venice of the Alps has a rich heritage. Along the canals of Annecy, lined by elegant seventeenth century residences, you can immerse yourself in the riches of the past.

The lake itself offers a rich natural store of flora and fauna. On the Roc de Chere, a promontary over the lake, an easy walk will reveal many species of trees.

A half hours drive will take you to the unique panorama of Semnoz, with a 360 degree view over the northern Alps and the Jura. A half day excursion will show the typical small villages and local craftsmanship of the region, and of course there is the ‘tome des Bauges’ cheese. On the shores of lac d’Annecy there is a cycle path of 40km through the hamlets and along the beaches of the area.

The Programme


A tour of the Paccard Museum from 09.00 to 11.00.
Founded in 1796, the Paccard Foundry is a part of Savoie’s industrial heritage.
The Paccard family will reveal to you the secrets of their ancestral knowledge! Enter into a world of bell-founders, the forging of molten metal, and the techniques of metalworking from antiquity to the present day. There will be a guided tour of the foundry’s workshops, and the viewing of a short film on one of the world records that belong to the family, as well as a demonstration of electronic bell ringing.

The festive dinner will be followed by a musical evening with two members of the group Odysée.


Tour of the lac d’Annecy on the cycle path.

© Christophe Badonnel Le Bon Wagon

Road rides
MTB rides



In the heart of Haute-Savoie, in the Bauges Regional Natural Park, the holiday village ‘les Balcons du Lac’ has the advantage of a favoured location. At Sevrier, 8km from Annecy, on the road to the Col de Leschaux, and known as the ‘Little Venice of Savoie’, the village overlooks the lac d’Annecy and its mountainous surroundings. The panoramic lounge and the restaurant provide a 180 degree view over thge lake an d the northern ranges of Haute-Savoie. The holiday village was much renovated just before the Covid pandemic.

Les Balcons du Lac d’Annecy – 1487 Route de Cessenaz – 74320 Sevrier

Tel : +33 (0)4 50 52 44 25 Site internet

We’ll be staying in twin-bedded rooms with television and hair dryers provided, as well as all linen. Beds will be made upon arrval. Single rooms are available in limited numbers (subject to a supplement).


Administrative Council’s note

If you are arranging your own accommodation, outside the holiday village, please inform us of your attendance at the séjour. This is for three reasons :

  1. To facilitate the organisation of this event (adjustment of services : welcome party, 50 year anniversary special gift)

2. To enable us to divide our numbers into small groups on our rides, to ensure the safety of everyone.

3. So that our organisers can better meet any unexpected contingencies.



To make a reservation, download the pdf booking form with the link below, and follow the instructions it contains. Please note, the booking form on our website has four pages : the booking form itself (please fill in all the appropriate spaces and sign at the bottom) and the conditions and functioning of the Gritchen insurance which you should also sign. If you are coming with a companion, don’t forget to subscribe them with your DT as an associate member and put their associate membership number on the form in the appropriate place. If, and only if, a participant is not an FFCT member, they must take out the obligatory insurance at 1.00 euros per day. According to when you arrive and when you leave, the price of the séjour differs :

  • If you arrive on Friday for dinner and leave on Sunday after lunch, the cost is 165 euros.

  • If you arrive on Saturday for dinner and leave on Sunday after lunch, the cost is 89 euros.

  • If you arrive on Saturday for dinner and leave on Sunday after breakfast, the half-board cost is 79 euros.

  • If you comme without accommodation (either returning the same day or arranging your own accommodation) you can reserve the meals only : lunch and dinner for 20.50 euros. The Saturday evening special dinner costs 33.00 euros.

  • The tour of the Paccard Museum on Saturday morning is 11.00 euros.

If you want to arrive before the start of the séjour, please contact the reservation centre directly : tel +33 (0)4 50 52 61 51.

You can pay your booking fee by cheque or by bank transfer to the Club’s account. In light of the extra costs that Paypal imposes, we do not accept this means of payment. Bookings are dealt with in order of sending of payment, defined by postmark or date of bank transfer (even in the case of digital booking), to take account of postal delays, especially for foreign members and those without internet connection. A waiting list will be established once all available places are filled. Trombinoscope : If you haven’t already sent your photo for the trombinoscope and would like to be included on it, please tick the appropriate box on the booking form and send us an Email with a jpg photo. Further information will be published on our site which you can consult at your leisure. Each time, the séjours officere will send a notification to the liste de diffusion. If you would like to see these messages, please sign up for the liste de diffusion, if you have not already done so. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the sejours officer at +33 6 78 87 33 67.

conditions générales assurance Gritchen
Gritchen couverture Covid 19

The last date for bookings is 02 September 2022 for those taking accommodation, and 02 October 2022 for those taking meals only, the tour of the Paccard Museum, or attending the General Assembly.


General Assembly of the Club des Cent Cols

The General Assembly will take place at the Imperial Palace on the shores of the lac d’Annecy. It will start at 14.30 on Saturday 05 November 2022 in the chamber of Europe. It will be followed by an aperitif. For more details see our General Assembly web page. The order of business and the statutory documents will be published as usual in an InfoCentCols in October, and on our site.

Presentation of diplomas and brevets

If you have reached a significant number of cols (500,1000 etc) or completed a brevet of road cols, you should ask Nadine Giraudeau to prepare your diploma or Bernard Giraudeau for your brevet.

The presentation of the diplomas and brevets will be made on Friday 04 November in the evening, in the presence of our founder, Jean Perdoux.

During the General Assembly, there will be awarded the brevets of those who have completed the Jean Perdoux Challenge, and the membership diploma to our 8000th member, Christophe Marchal, a champion handbike rider.

You can listen to his interview that was on local television on 06 September 2021 at 16.43, here.

Interview of Christophe Marchal