A great way to get your team to bond during your business trip to Paris is to spend one day being tourists together. Paris is a great city to tour and explore, but it also has many surrounding areas that may be perfect for your group, depending on what everyone is interested in. Here are our top suggestions for day trips from Paris with your corporate group.
The Chateau and Gardens are some of the most famous in the world, and just a short and direct train ride from the center of Paris! If you’re thinking of taking a day trip during your business trip to Paris, you should definitely consider Versailles. As home to the previous Kings of France, each room is lavishly decorated and a tour allows you a glimpse into the lives of those who came before, it’s a great for those with an interested in European Monarchies. You’ll also find the infamous hall of mirrors during a tour of the castle. Also, at Versailles, you can explore the incredibly beautiful and well-maintained gardens – we recommend going on a warm day so you can spend as much time as you like outside! Finally, if this weren’t enough, you can walk a little deeper into the gardens for a tour of Marie Antoinette’s house, as well as the houses of other mistresses of the previous Kings. Versailles is definitely top of our list of day trips.
Disneyland or Park Asterix
When you think Disneyland, your mind likely does not immediately jump to a business trip to Paris, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t! What better way to bond with your co-workers than to get to be a kid again for the day. Disneyland, or Park Asterix, really let you completely free your mind of all work responsibilities and just immerse yourself in a fun day out. The benefit to parks like these as well is that they have such a variety of activities, from roller coasters, to small rides, to games, so it’s a great day out for virtually anyone!
Did you know the Champagne region of France is only a short train ride from Paris? If you just head a couple of hours outside of the city, you can arrive at any one of the towns in the region and have a day to explore the champagne houses, the cellars, and a smaller French town. The tours can get booked up fairly quickly, so you’ll probably want to choose one or two houses to visit and book in advance, but it’s definitely a great way to have fun during your business trip to Paris – and to get to try some authentic champagne!
The beaches of Normandy and Mont Saint Michel can be an extremely great way for your team to bond during your business trip to Paris. The towns of Normandy have various WWII museums for you to explore and get a real understanding of what exactly occurred on these beaches. You can also visit Mont Saint Michel and explore the beautiful castle and get fantastic views. Make sure you check the timings of the trips to the castle though and book yourself on an official tour!
Located just a couple of hours outside of Paris, the Loire Valley is the perfect destination for your day trip from Paris. Not only is this region famous for its wine, but also for its stunning castles. You can have a guided tour of the area and see the interior and exterior of the castles and the wine region! This is great for a business trip to Paris because it’s an excellent cultural experience, and also gives your team a chance to relax and unwind.
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