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Cultural circuits, leisure travels, meetings, conferences and events, all over France. Here are some of our destinations to give you some ideas.
You can get to Reims from CDG airport in only 30 minutes and in 45 minutes from Paris with TGV train. If you’re planning an event, Reims is the perfect place! The city’s UNESCO classified Cathedral where 25 monarchs were crowned, has a good choice of quality hotels for your MICE groups.
Reims has a lively centre with multiple grands brasseries and gastronomic restaurants serving local specialities such as Boudin Blanc and Andouilette sausage from Troyes, Biscuits Roses de Reims and Brie de Meaux Cheese.
You can enjoy eclectic architecture, due to reconstruction periods of art nouveau and art deco style buildings in between houses from the middle-ages. The Reims Carnegie library is but one example and is part of the French list of historic Monuments.
You cannot go here without visiting the famous Champagne houses in Reims or in Epernay along the Avenue de Champagne, but also the beautiful villages throughout the natural parc of Montagne de Reims. One example is Hautvillers, where the relics of monk Dom Perignon, the inventor of Champagne, lies in the village’s church. In the charming village AÏ-en-Champagne, where you find the origins of Lalique crystal, a fantastic interactive museum called Pressoria opened in June 2021, retracing the geology and science of Champagne.
We can book alternative lodging and activities out in the vineyards and visits to small-scale family run Champagne houses with a new sustainable approach to Champagne production.
The region is perfect for outdoor activities. The river Marne starts East of Paris and runs 525 kilometres. You can cycle along the canal lateral to the river on the “Veloroute V52” and visit towns like the historic city of Meaux, Troyes with its beautiful half-timbered houses, small villages and historic sites along the route, and end up in beautiful Chalon-en- Champagne.
Normandy region offers its beautiful scenery, only about 2h north of CDG airport.
Normandy starts with the Viking settlers and ‘Norman’ derive from the word ‘Norseman’.
The region lends itself to all kinds of itineraries; the memory traveller follows D-day landing beaches and sites from the second World War and the active traveller has a wide range of outdoor activities waiting at land sea and in air, such as Land Sailing, Catamaran Sailing, Horseback Riding, Sea Kayaking, biking and hiking and even via ferrata.
Deauville, home to the American film festival, with its casino and vast beach, is a more exclusive town with excellent hotels perfect for organising conferences and meetings or for travellers seeking a bit of glamour. The more relaxed twin town Trouville is situated just at the other side of the port.
Garden lovers will find their hidden gems – and of course the most famous, Monets Gardens in Giverny.
Mont Saint Michel the incredibly picturesque islet with its impressive gothic abbey and its rich history, is one of the ten most visited sites in France.
Normandy is famous for its apple orchards, milk production and seafood and the gourmet traveller can enjoy Calvados, Cider, oysters and delicious cheeses like Camembert, Livarot, Pont l’Evêque, Neufchatel to mention some.
The city of Caen with its medieval district and the Memorial Museum is an excellent hub for excursions to the landing beaches, cemeteries, and several museums retracing the war.
Don’t miss out on the UNESCO listed Bayeux Tapestry, created in the 11th century. The embroidered masterpiece depicts through seventy-five scenes, almost like a comic-strip, the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England culminating in the Battle of Hastings in 1066
When in the area a visit to the charming old fishing town of Honfleur, today mostly known for all the art galleries, is recommended.
The city of Rouen on the banks of the Seine has easy access from Paris only about 1 and a half hour by train. Joan of Arc was executed here in 1431. A stroll through rue du Gros Horloge with the incredible astronomic clock from the 14th century is a must! The city has a gothic cathedral and a beautiful centre with half-timbered buildings and meticulously maintained medieval streets with shopping, restaurants and bars. Enjoy a dinner by the modernized Riverbank, Seine, source of inspiration for the great master impressionists.
Bordeaux is one of the two cities, with Valencia in Spain, to be selected as European capital of smart Tourism 2022 and is now one of the top 10 eco – friendly cities in France. With its 347 monument it constitutes the largest UNESCO- listed area in the world. It is a cosmopolitan and innovative city where cultures meet and is popular for the French to move to.
Bordeaux has a lot to offer the leisure traveler with the old charming parts of the city as well as the new areas round the river Garonne, with La Cité du Vin. The city is repurposing existing installations to propel smart tourism practices. ”The Darwin Ecosystem”, a collective geared towards a green economy is an example and is now one of the most visited sites in Bordeaux and home to an urban farm and the largest organic restaurant in France.
Bordeaux has done a great effort to make public transport accessible for wheelchair users and a special guide has been created by the Bordeaux Tourist Office for those with disabilities, containing a list of all services and activities available for this population.
The city is perfect for business groups that would like to combine meeting and conference with an excursion to the beautiful regions close by, a wine growing region with 7000 chateaux! The area is pioneering sustainable wine tourism and more than 65% of the surface area for Bordeaux vineyards has received certification for their environmental efforts notably reduction of the use of pesticides.
South of Bordeaux you find the enchanting village of Arcachon by the coast known for oysters and the big sand dune La Dune de Pyla.
BIARRITZ - BASQUE COUNTRY
Biarritz is a flourishing centre of sports, culture and amazing food. A perfect destination for conference and incentives with its possibilities for activities such as Basque pelota, surfing and walks in the Pyrenees mountains with its landmark the Rhune. Biarritz also boasts 16 golf courses within a radius of 100 km.
With its varied landscapes of beaches and mountains facing the Bay of Biscay, Biarritz was originally a whaling town from the 12th century onwards and began to change in the mid 18th century into a worldwide known bath-city for kings and queens, aristocracy and rich people from Europe and south America.
Biarritz has many interesting museums : The Asiatica Museum for Asian art, Museum of the Sea, Museum of the Ocean and Surf and the Historical Museum among others.
Basque country also offers authentic villages and towns like Bayonne, St Jean de Luz, St-Jean-Pied-de-Port and of course the village of Espelette renowned for its pimento pepper.
Marseille, France’s oldest city was founded by the greek and is today an exciting multicultural port city with 300 days of sunshine a year. Here you find the ideal climate and venues for organising great events and meetings but also for gala nights and incentives.
The city offers outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming at one of the various bathing spots and beaches or just to sit at a terrasse enjoying ‘people watching’ in one of all the squares or at the old port.
Go up to the famous basilica Notre Dame, the emblem of the city, admire its architectural beauty or the breath-taking panorama view from the top. Stroll around in the oldest district Le Panier with small designer shops and street-art or go shopping in the city centre.
Visit the fantastic MuCEM, first museum dedicated to the Mediterranean civilizations of the 21st century, opened in 2013 as a part of Marseille Provence- European Capital of Culture.
You can visit the beautiful Calanques by boat or go there by bike or foot. Visit the fortress Château d’If, the prison made famous by the novel ‘The Count of Monte-Cristo’ by Alexandre Dumas.
Go for lunch in the charming fishing village Vallon des Auffes or discover the villages, La Ciotat, Bandol or Cassis.
Two hours ride from Paris by TGV train and with easy access from Geneva, lies the city of Lyon at the convergence of the two rivers, Rhône and Saône.
Lyons old quarters became UNESCO World Heritage site in 1998 and one can admire architecture from the roman amphitheatre at Fourvière, through Vieux Lyon and Croix-Rousse with the narrow passageways (traboules), via the post-modern era to Confluence as an example of regeneration of the old abandoned docks. The city is also known for mind-blowing murals and trompe l’œil.
Lyon is world famous for its gastronomy and the Bocuse d’Or competition named after the famous chef. You can also reach wine areas such as Beaujolais, Côte du Rhône and Burgundy within only one hour.
France’s second city, combines the charm of an ancient capital with the vibrancy of an exciting metropolis with a busy nightlife. Thanks to Auguste and Louis Lumière, Lyon is also the birthplace of cinema.
Lyon is located in the Rhône-Alpe region where national- and regional parks both summer and winter offer a wide range of outdoor activities; hiking, mountain climbing, biking, canoeing, rafting and, of course, skiing.
Lyon has a rich industrial history, from the production and weaving of silk to the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Today the city has a significant software industry with a particular focus on video games and a thriving local start-up sector.
THE FRENCH ALPS
It is easy to reach the spectacular nature in the Alps via Geneva and travel to the great winter resorts Mégeve, Morzine, Le Clusaz and probably the most known, Chamonix Mont Blanc and why not Evian les Bains – between the mountains and by the Léman lake.
You can enjoy the Alps all year round, in the winter with skiing, sledding runs, cross country skiing, dog sledding, speed-riding, snow shoe hike, something for all levels and tastes. In summer hiking, climbing, mountaineering, water sports, trail running and even paragliding. Most of all, you can enjoy fresh air and calm.
The Alps is a dream place to boost your team with challenges in nature combined with a meeting or conference. Or let them relax in the hotel’s spa.
Enjoy an evening activity ending at a typical Savoyard restaurant where they serve their generous and hearty kitchen perfect after an active day outdoors. The Alp gastronomy consist of flavorful stews, grilled meats and creamy potato dishes and you often find wild game, mushrooms, fresh fish and berries.
Annecy is a charming city in the Alps situated on the lac d’Annecy and only about 50 km from Geneva airport.
You can do a lot of different activities in the city centre or up in the mountains or on the lake, famous for its clean water. On a full day excursion hiking in the mountains including a lunch at a farm you get to enjoy the magnificent panorama.
Annecy is a great cycling destination, try a full day around the lake enjoying the landscape, for the more athletic persons you can climb the heights. For those in to water sports you can go canyoning in Cascade d’Angon, all levels possible.
Stroll around in the old city centre with cobbled streets, pastel colored houses and winding canals or why not enjoy de scenery from a lunch cruise on the lake.
The Strasbourg gothic Cathedral shoots proudly to the sky in the heart of the city. You can learn about its tumultuous history in the adjacent museum or admire the display of the astronomical clock and its procession of automated figures dating back to 1842.
Grand Île, the enchanting Old Town of Strasbourg is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the famous district of Petite France will charm you with its quaint streets, bridges, and half-timbered houses.
The European capital is also a fest for foodies with its winstubs, bakeries, breweries, bistros and Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurants. Kugelhopf cake, choucroute, bretzel or flammkuchen, are some of the specialities. You can also enjoy a meal on a river boat.
Strasbourg is gateway to Alsace’s wine route and is also one of the most bike-friendly cities in France.
The stork is the symbol of Alsace and it’s thought to bring good luck. In the Parc de l’Orangerie you can visit a stork sanctuary.
Each year Strasbourg attracts thousands of visitors to the famous Christmas market.