“Events in France seduce participants with a discovery of the true meaning of “joie de vivre” – a cheerful enjoyment of life, embodied by the country that created it”.

France

Gastronomy and fine wine, haute couture and haute cuisine, romance and “bon viveur” are excellent reasons to celebrate a unique culture in a beautiful country that delivers conferences and incentives with finesse.

From the broad majestic avenues of oh-so-chic Paris to the rustic terrain of inspirational Basque Country; the majestic peaks of the Alps to the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Coast; the stunning, chateaux-rich landscapes of the Loire River Valley to the oldest and most important wine regions of the world (Champagne, Burgundy, Rhône Valley, Alsace and of course Bordeaux), France is one of the most geographically diverse countries in Europe with incredible variety and infrastructure in its varied and numerous charming conference and incentive destinations.

Spectacular special events draw inspiration from France’s rich culinary heritage, viticulture, the Moulin Rouge and the International Air Show or Motor Show to name a few, in venues that inspire participants to soar. Palaces, castles, wineries, galleries, museums and super yachts are transformed into elegant soirees and sporting inspired incentives will enjoy the energetic Tour de France or the adrenalin-fuelled Le Mans 24 hour race.

“The infrastructure in France for conferences and events is exceptional, offering organisers of large conferences a wealth of choice for destinations and facilities beyond the world’s deserved love affair with Paris. Towns and cities of distinct character are inspiring conference destinations that are easily accessible via extensive global and regional flight and rail networks and alternative meeting venues are in abundance. Host a relaxed conference in the irresistible Strasbourg during the World famous Christmas Market, an inspired meeting in a winery, a fun themed event taking over Disneyland Paris, or an exquisite gala dinner at the delectable Palace of Versailles.

Skiing in chic Megève, golfing in Biarritz, gourmandising in Lyon and rallying around the Parisian streets in a 2CV convoy are just a taste of what France has to offer for events that can be fun or energising, cultural, indulgent, and elegant.

Spectacular dining experiences are synonymous with France and the wealth of choice is phenomenal, from 647 Michelin star restaurants to remarkable private celebrations at wine cellars, chateaux, abbeys, manors, churches, museums and world heritage sites.

Global headquarters of French companies hosting events in France get great traction exposing delegates and dealers to the essence of their company’s cultural heritage. Driving experiences around the Normandy region are fantastic with a genuine opportunity to share the world’s memorial sites of WWII, taste typical local cheese like Camembert, and venture in an exciting race of sand-yacht on the beautiful Norman beaches. Automotive and technology companies seeking rewarding incentive experiences flock to the famous the International Motor or Air Show or to Le Mans 24 Hour Race. This peak performance race is held annually in June and is a great inclusion for events with an interest in sport, as of course is the fabulous Tour de France. There is no question that France has a lot to seduce.

Passionate ambassadors of a unique and celebrated culture, Pacific World France create quintessentially French events with style and elegance adding a distinct “je ne sais quoi” to conferences and incentives in France. The team has over 20 years’ experience delivering creative MICE experiences throughout France and is constantly innovating to deliver authentic French experiences, opening doors to a fascinating and diverse country, and inviting guests to truly “Vive la France!” meetings and events.

France is appealing to:

MEETINGS & CONFERENCES

Meetings in venues with a difference

Wineries, chateaus, museums and theatres – France has so many alternative meeting venues that are historic, elegant, stunning – inspiring conference delegates to think outside the box.

Conferences seeking destination-centric team building

Make your own wine, chocolate or perfume, play Petanque in the grounds of a chateau, build a 2CV car or create fabulous artworks, inspired by artistic Street Art.

INCENTIVES

Incentives for wine lovers

Sampling the finest French wines is an absolute joy of incentives in France – in Paris and beyond at one of the many fine wine regions – Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy – delectable.

Incentives that embrace art and culture

Enjoy an artists’ trail through Provence, a caricature art class in Montmartre; a night at the Moulin Rouge, the Paris Opera; a private dinner in a chateau, art gallery or vintage fairground museum.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Events inspired by events

Themed evenings exude the glamour of the French Open, flamboyance of the Moulin Rouge and the patriotism of Bastille Day – offering fabulous dress up opportunities.

Clients seeking events fit for kings

Treat top achievers to a royal banquet in a former abbey hosted by the monarch (the company CEO), entertained by trumpets, fire eaters, stilt walkers, jugglers and jousters and a breath-taking finale of fireworks and illuminations.

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