For event planners considering a corporate event or team building retreat in Paris, spring is the perfect season. Rates are more affordable and it's warm enough to enjoy the outdoors. These incredible day trips and evening experiences will add a special touch to any group's time in Paris.
Paris Illuminations Tours
At night, many of Paris' famous landmarks are beautifully illuminated. The Illuminations Tour is the best way to see them. The tour ends with a 1-hour cruise on the Seine.
To kick things up a notch, this tour can be arranged in a vintage Rolls Royce and include a dinner at the Eiffel Tower.
Chateau de Versailles Musical Fountains
On Saturday and Sunday from April to October, visitors to Versailles are treated to musical fountains. As musicians play baroque music in the gardens, all of the fountains come alive.
Seine River Cruises
Cruise along the Seine River in a Bateaux-Mouche and enjoy a gourmet dinner and concert featuring French classics and international favourites.
Les Vedettes du Pont Neuf offers various themed musical cruises. For example, there will be cruises performing Vivaldi's Four Seasons as well as baroque cruises at the end of spring.
Private cruises can be booked for corporate groups.
Chateau de Aux-le-Vicomte by Candlelight
On Saturday evenings between early May and early October, Chateau de Aux-le-Vicomte, 55 km from Paris, comes to live in the evening. (If Saturday evening does not fit within a group's itinerary, Chateau de Aux-le-Vicomte can be booked on other days for meetings, receptions, galas, and other private events. Some areas of the chateau are wheelchair accessible.)
The evening begins with a tour of the freshly restored Musee des equipages (carriage museum). As the sun sets, 2,000 candles bathe the castle in a warm glow. A gourmet dinner showcases fresh produce from the market within the castle walls. At the end of the evening, a stunning fireworks display creates an unforgettable end to a perfect trip.
For more ideas for spring incentives, read Boost Your Team's Creativity with Art Events in Paris, Europe: 4 Affordable Spring Destinations for Corporate Groups, Terrific Team Events for Corporate Groups Unveiled, and Incentive Destinations: Perfect Destinations for Spring Events.
For assistance in planning your trip to Paris, consult the Paris, France Meeting Planning Guide.
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