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Getting to Paris

Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world. Each year, tourists from all over the world come to see the City of Light. Since it is an international city, traveling to Paris is relatively easy. Most major airlines and many smaller airlines have flights into Charles de Gaulle, Orly, and Beauvais, three of Paris’ main airports.

Here, you will find an extensive list of travel options to Paris by country as well as continent. Click on each link to learn more.

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A personal work experience at ParisByM

I’m Andrea I come from Italy and I spent 2 months working at ParisByM. I’m really glad to share my wonderful work experience at one of the best and professional travel agency in Paris.

At ParisByM I found a very friendly environment thanks to a really good team. The 2 managers, Morgane and Matthieu, are super kind and available in every moment. They are very hard workers, every single challenge has been taken always seriously. I’ve never felt alone in my experience, for all what I needed I was sure I could count on their help. I’ve tackled different fields of the web-marketing, such as keywords planning, redacting articles, customers analysis. Furthermore I had the  possibility to get in touch with different hotels directors in order to get information to satisfy in a better way our clients needs. Specifically in this case I really felt satisfied due to the responsibility they gave me.

I really recommend ParisByM either as employee or customer.

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Section 1.10.32 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum”, written by Cicero in 45 BC

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Section 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum”, written by Cicero in 45 BC

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1914 translation by H. Rackham

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Notre sélection de séjours à Paris

 

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Spending your Vacation in Paris!

Are you interested in spending your vacation in one of the most beautiful and magical cities in the world? If so, come visit Paris! Here are three of our best vacation packages offered at ParisByM.

1. The Romeo & Juliet

There is no question that Paris is the most romantic city in the world. If you’re looking for a charming place to spend your vacation with your loved one, then there is no better place to visit than the City of Love. Our Romeo & Juliet package is filled with fun and charming activities for you and your loved one during your stay in Paris.

From romantic picnics under the Eiffel Tower, to relaxing dinner cruises on the river Seine (tickets here), to incredible private tours of the illustrious gardens of Chateau Versailles, our Romeo & Juliet vacation package has all the necessities for you and your loved one to have the trip of your lives. Click here to check out all of the other romantic activities that this package has to offer!

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Romance in Paris

2. The All Inclusive 

All inclusive packages are the best way to experience a trip, especially in a city like Paris that is filled with so many sights and adventures. Having to find a hotel, organize transportation, and plan daily activities separately is a very stressful task. Eliminate this stress by purchasing our All Inclusive package – it will not only save you time and energy – but money as well! (Click here for more info regarding the benefits of all-inclusive packages).

Our All Inclusive deal will provide you access to a 3-5 Star hotel, 3-Star Restaurants and comprehensive transportation around the city. It also features a plethora of activities in Paris’ most fascinating attractions – from a guided tour of the Musée du Louvre to tickets to a Moulin Rouge Cabaret (tickets here) – two things that you don’t want to miss! Click here to find out more about this incredible deal.

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3.  The Weekender

Are you coming to Paris for vacation but are only able to stay for a weekend?   Then our Weekender package has you covered with all of the must-see sights and attractions to make your quick stay efficient and amazing.

The package includes Fast Track Tickets to Paris’s most famous museums and attractions – skip the lines and be able to access the top of the Eiffel Tour (tickets), or the entire exhibit of Musée d’Orsay!(tickets)

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Musée d’Orsay

Pick any of these three packages and have an absolutely amazing time in Paris.  Begin your vacation adventure in Paris by booking now!

Top 10 Unusual Places

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Flea market in Saint Ouen, excursion organized by ParisByM

This one does not resemble any usual flea market. If you want, you could say it’s a luxury flea market with antiques and beautiful paintings waiting for a new owner. In between all the shops you can find great little restaurants to enjoy a nice lunch when tired from shopping. It is also the right place to find souvenirs for friends and family at home.

99, Rue des Rosiers 93400 Saint-Quen

 

Book stores along the Seine

Book one of our Paris vacation packages to fully discover the city within your time and budget constraints. The Paris weekend escape is aimed at people who already came to Paris and want to discover new stuff this time.

When you feel like strolling along the river Seine make sure to check out the typical Parisian bookstands. One the docks of the Seine you will find men and women selling books, postcards, posters, and old fashion magazines from their little green boxes. When going through the different books you can happen to find some real gems in different languages.

 

Giant thumb at la defense

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“Le Pouce” on Place Carpeaux is 12 meter high and weights 18 tons. The artist César Baldaccini created this sculpture of his own thumb using the 3-D pantographic technique. It’s a great place to take funny pictures and see a bit of the modern, business district of Paris.

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Museum History of Medicine

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Its collection is the oldest in Europe and holds different operating tools, rare medical, and surgical bags as well as physiology tools from the 18th and 19th century.

Le Musée d’Histoire de la Médicin – 12, Rue de l’Ecole de Médecine 75006 Paris

 

Rue Crémieux

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For a change from the beautiful but similar buildings of Paris, the Rue Crémieux offers some colorful distraction. The beloved Instagram scenery is situated in the 12th district close by the Place de la Bastille is definitely worth a place in the Top 10 unusual places in Paris.

Rue Crémieux, 75012 Paris

 

Passage Brady

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In a narrow passage close to the Gare de l’Est you can discover the tastes and traditions of India. Nicknamed “little India” the shops and restaurants in this passage offer you exotic fruits and vegetables, fragrant bags of rice, oriental oils, teas, costumes, jewelry, and DVD’s straight from Bollywood.

Passage Brady 75010 Paris

 

Prison of Marie Antoinette

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The fall from a lavish Queen to a prisoner in her own country during the French Revolution fascinates people all over the world.If you are interested in the fall of the prestigious Queen Marie-Antoinette you should definitely stop by her prison cell in which she lived with her children before her execution. It is quite the difference to the pompous life she had at the court of Versailles.

Conciergerie – 2, Boulevard du Palais 75001 www.paris-conciergerie.fr

 

Dog cemetery

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Paris has a few famous cemeteries like Pére Lachaise, Montmartre, and Montparnasse with famou but it also has one for its many dogs and pets next to the Pont de Clichy just outside the city. So if you have never seen anything like this you should pass by when you have the chance.

Cimetière des Chiens et Autres Animaux Domestiques – 4 Pont de Clichy 92600 Asnières-sur-Seine

 

George Washington Statue at Iena

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Most of Americans are surprised when they find the statue of George Washington close by the Iéna metro station. It was given by the committee of American women of the high society in 1900.

Equestrian statue of George Washington 7, Avenue d’Iéna 75116

 

Automata museum

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More than 100 automata are exhibited in this museum and every single one of them can be brought to live by visitors. Don’t forget to also check out the museum of magic in the same building.

Musée des Automates / Musée de la Magie – 11, Rue St Paul 75004 Paris www.museedesautomates.fr

Caen Memorial D-Day Museum

Visit the Caen Memorial D-Day Museum and expand your knowledge of the infamous battles on Normandy Beach landing as well as all of the events that led up to and followed World War II.

June 6th, 1944 is remembered as an infamous day around the world, WWII’s D-Day. This is the day that eighteen thousand of the allied troops join together to conquer the Axis powers of Germany. The troops are sent to two different beaches, Utah and Omaha, located in Normandy, France. The Caen Memorial Museum will provide you with an excellent knowledge of what happened in and around the landings on Normandy Beach as well as the world’s involvement before, during and after World War II.

What to do at the Caen Memorial D-Day Museum

Museum Exhibits

D-Day Museum InsideThe Caen Memorial D-Day Museum offers more than just artifacts and information concerning the battles of Normandy Beach. The museum also houses exhibits which pull together the events which took place in Europe that led up to World War II, and its connection with World War I. The different permanent exhibits are your go-to place where you can learn about the specifics of each sector involved in and around the D-Day Landings at the battle of Normandy, the exhibits include: The Second World War, The D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy, The Cold War, and The Souvenir Gardens.

Within these exhibits, you can find even more specific sections containing titles such as The Failure of Peace, The Cost and Ending of the War, From European War to World War, as well as many more exhibits that showcase the true inside details that were researched by experts.

Guided Tours at the Caen Memorial D-Day Museum

All tours depart from the Memorial Museum unless otherwise specified. 

  1. Discovery Day €89

Spending the day touring the Caen Memorial D-Day Museum and the D-Day landing beaches. Tours start at 9am or 2pm April through September and at 1pm in the remaining months.

Caen Memorial D-Day Museum    2.  D-Day Package €123

If you travel by train from Paris, or somewhere else in France, you can be picked up at the train station with this package. The guided D-Day tours also begin at 1 pm or 2 pm depending on the season. Lunch and transportation are included in the price.

3.  “In the footsteps of the Canadians” €69

This exclusive tour is available on Tuesdays at 2pm from June until September.

4. Coach Package

This package includes entry into the Memorial and a ticket to the film “The 100 Days Battle of Normandy” at the Arromanches 360-degree circular cinema.

Attractions at Caen Memorial D-Day Museum

Caen Memorial D-Day MuseumThere are three food vendors located inside the museum – one café and two restaurants. “Le Café du Memorial” is where you can find a quick snack as well as enjoy a coffee break in between exhibits. The restaurant “La Terrasse” is where you can enjoy a lunch off of the menu with the whole family. There is also a buffet style restaurant called “Les Pommiers” which you can attend with a group of over 20, available upon reservation.

Hours:

The monthly hours of the Caen Memorial D-Day Museum change with each year, so when planning a trip, we suggest you consult the website. However, the hours for 2016 are available and were as follows:

January: 1-23, 30 closed. 24-29, 31 open from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

February: 1-3, open from 9:30 am- 6:00 pm, 4-28 open from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

March-October: Open daily from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

November: 1-3, open from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, 5-30 open daily from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, closed                                  on Mondays

December: Open from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, closed on Mondays

Pricing:

Pricing may change year to year for the museum, but it should stay around the following:

Adult Admission: €19.80

Reduced Rate: €17.00

Teachers, soldiers, Children 10-18, Students, and visitors over 60, with ID required

Family pass: €51.00

*Free with written verification for all war veterans and children under 10

For any and all further questions, you may refer to the website

Other posts you may be interested in for discovering Normandy

Normandy day trip from Paris – what to experience?

Visiting the Beaches of Normandy

5 DDay Tours in Normandy

 

Seine river cruise

Why experience a Seine river cruise?

A Discovery cruise through the Seine river is one of the attractions you cannot miss during your visit in the City of Lights. You may be thinking that this attraction perhaps fits better for a young couple expecting to spend an incredible romantic night across Paris… and of course it is! But don´t worry, it isn´t as cheesy as you might think! Many tourists enjoy this type of transportation to visit various parts of the city. It suits all kind of people: friends, groups, couples, families… The experience is the same for everyone: you spend great time on board!

What to experience?

Hotels close to the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine, Seine River cruise

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A Discovery cruise will take 1 hour while a lunch or dinner cruise may take up to 2:30h. According to the company you take, the starting point of the river cruise is different, but you will always disembark at the same point where you started. Most of the cruises will leave from either the Eiffel Tower or Notre-Dame. Be prepared to see amazing views and to spend incredible time on the Seine river.

Audioguides and speakers are available on board of the discovery cruise, so you will be able to learn about Paris’ history while marveling at their gorgeous facades. You can have a quick snack or a glass of champagne on board of the Seine river cruise. You could prefer to discover the historical center of Paris while enjoying a meal on board. Cruise companies offer lunch meals and dinners starting around noon and 6 pm each day. Depending on the cruise company, the type and quality of the meal will vary, some of them offer excellent Parisian gastronomy.

Dinner cruises in Paris, Seine river cruise

A discovery cruise in winter time, during late afternoon/night, will give you the opportunity to contemplate the monuments on the river banks illuminated with gorgeous lights that really gives life to these historical buildings and sets a special atmosphere. Almost 90% of the most important monuments of city are located indeed by the Seine! You can relax and contemplate the city lights after a long day of walking in the Seine river cruise. A perfect ending for a magical day.

Practical information

Seine river cruise

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The Seine river flows right in the center of the city, from East to West. The starting point of the Seine river cruise is different from one company to the other and there are a few stations along the river, the most famous ones can be found in front of the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame.

As we said before, the services offered may differ depending on the company, as well as the service quality and the prices. The cheapest way to enjoy this amazing experience is to go on a discovery cruise, which price is around 14€. Lunch cruises are starting from 40€ per person for the cheapest ones, while dinner river cruises are more expensive, starting from 60€ per person and could get up to 400€ for specific options (Valentine´s day, proposal, private trips…). Check our trip packages including boat trips through Seine river and book here now!
Boat trip Seine ParisOur recommendation for a life time experience: try the dinner cruise on the Seine river: for excellent quality, incredible service, gastronomic food plus beautiful landscapes to discover, you should consider spending around 100-150€ per person. Might it be the first, second or third time, you won´t regret it!

 

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Palace of Versailles, castle and gardens

The Grand Tour!

 

Sunday afternoon in Paris

Paris is exciting enough any day of the week, but the city holds a certain charm on an especially quaint charm on a calm Sunday afternoon. Here are the top 5 best ways to make the most of your Sunday in the City of Light.

Spending Sunday In Paris

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3 Erreurs que chaque touriste fait en planifiant ses vacances à Paris

Les touristes pensent souvent qu’ils peuvent gérer l’organisation de leur voyage à Paris sur leur propre. Cependant, il est important de se rappeler que, non seulement est de Paris une ville étrangère, pour beaucoup, il est également un pays étranger. Alors que la planification d’un voyage à Paris peut ne pas sembler il sera beaucoup de travail, beaucoup de touristes finissent toujours faire ces 3 erreurs les plus courantes.

PLANIFIER TOUT A L’AVANCE 
organizing a trip to paris Alors que les touristes se rendent souvent compte de l’importance de la réservation d’ un hôtel dès que possible, ils ne réalisent pas souvent qu’il y a d’autres aspects de leur voyage qui doivent être réservé, ainsi. Par exemple, pour arriver au sommet de la Tour Eiffel, vorganizing a trip to paris ous devez attendre de très longues lignes pendant des heures, prendre du temps loin de vos vacances. Pour cette raison, il est fortement conseillé de réserver vos billets pour les principales attractions (ainsi que des hôtels, des vols et des transports) au moins 3 mois à l’avance.

Pour savoir comment éviter les lignes vers les principales attractions, cliquez ici.

NE SOYEZ PAS UN TOURISTE 

organizing a trip to paris Bien que vous êtes en fait un touriste, pour obtenir le maximum de votre aventure parisienne , vous devez penser comme un local. Bien sûr, vous devriez visiter la Tour Eiffel et le Louvre , mais rappelez-vous qu’il y a beaucoup, beaucoup plus à Paris que ses attractions les plus célèbres. Prenez le temps d’explorer les zones les moins populaires pour apprendre à connaître le vrai, le Paris authentique.

Essayez d’éviter les boutiques de souvenirs, autant que possible. Ils sont souvent pleins de bibelots bon marché, l’avenir hors de prix dont beaucoup ne sont même pas fabriqués en France. La même chose vaut pour les vendeurs ambulants. Bien que ces petits bibelots Tour Eiffel peuvent sembler alléchante, les vendre sur la rue est en fait illégal. Au lieu de cela, essayez de vérifier certains magasins locaux hors des sentiers battus pour trouver un souvenir de qualité qui incarne pleinement votre expérience parisienne.

Comme un touriste dans un pays étranger, il est facile de se sentirorganizing a trip to paris à sa place et un peu le mal du pays. Alors que de nombreux restaurants de la chaîne familiers ont fait leur chemin vers Paris, vous devriez certainement essayer de les éviter. Vous venez à Paris pour découvrir la culture française (y compris la nourriture délicieuse), et fréquenter les restaurants de la chaîne va vous amener à passer à côté de l’occasion de goûter à la cuisine française authentique dans la ville la plus gastronomique dans le monde.

VENEZ PREPARE 

organizing a trip to paris Lors de la planification de votre voyage, il est facile d’oublier les préparations les plus fondamentaux. Comme Paris est une grande métropole, les touristes pensent souvent que tout le monde parle anglais et qu’il est pas nécessaire de connaître le français. Alors que beaucoup de Parisiens ne parlent anglais, en fait, vous devriez toujours se préparer avec une liste de phrases de français de base. Même si vous boucher la langue, le fait que vous avez fait un effort va un long chemin avec un parisien.organizing a trip to paris

En plus de vous familiariser avec des mots et des phrases de base, vous devez également vous assurer que vous avez correctement répondu aux préoccupations de sécurité. Toujours être conscient de votre environnement, en particulier dans les grandes zones touristiques, et éviter de transporter de l’argent ou des objets de valeur dans les poches ouvertes. Cependant, vous ne voulez pas faire, il est évident que vous êtes un touriste, donc éviter de masquer des objets de valeur volumineuses sous votre chemise ou anglophone bruyamment dans le métro.

En outre, vous devriez venir avec une liste de numéros de téléphone d’urgence. A Paris, il n’y a pas un seul numéro 911 pour toute situation d’urgence, mais les chiffres distincts pour la police anglophones (17) et une assistance médicale ( 15 ). Soyez sûr que vous connaissez le code de pays pour la France ( 33 ), ainsi.

ParisByM peut vous aider à planifier votre voyage et de l’enregistrer sur votre hôtel à Paris : nous pouvons réserver vos billets pour les visites de monuments, vous épargner le temps d’attente en ligne, vous aider à trouver un hôtel à votre budget, et vous fournir un itinéraire complet de ce à quoi faire à Paris pour la durée de votre séjour.

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10 must see places in Paris

Beyond the top sightseeing you will see, Paris is full of must see places that are worth the visit: churches, museums, places… Here is our selection of 10 must see places in Paris.

Saint-Chapelle

This 13th century chapel is a triumph of Gothic architecture. It was built to house Jesus’ Crown of Thorns. You will admire the stained-glass windows depicting more than 1000 Bible scenes, from the Creation to the Passion to Judgment day.
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Army museum and Napoleon’s tomb

France and Europe’s greatest military museum, locate in the hôtel es Invalides. The museum covers several wars and interstingly World War I and II. At the center of the complex, lies Napoleon’s imposing tomb.

Food market in rue Cler or rue Poncelet

Victor Hugo’s house and Place des Vosges

France’s literary genius lived in Place des Vosges between 1832 and 1848. It was while living there that he wrote Les Misérables. You will admire well decorated rooms, recreating the different phases of Hugo’s life.

Opéra Garnier

The grand thater of the belle époque was built under Napoleon III.

Orangerie museum

Located in the Tuileries gardens, the masterpiece of this museum, Monet’s Water Lilies alone justifies the visit. Beyond this, you will see paintings from Cézanne, Renoir, Matisse and Picasso.

Picasso museum

The museum exhibits the world’s largest collection of Picasso’s work. Some 400 paintings, sculptures and ceramics are spread across four levels. The museum just reopened in 2014.

Cluny museum

This museum offers a dive into Middle Ages: old tapestries, carvings, armors. You will admire the series of six tapestries: the Lady and the Unicorn.

How to find a room in Paris

How to find an accommodation in Paris

Finding a room in Paris can be very challenging, especially for short periods. But don’t worry! Here are a few tips and information that can be useful for your research.

How to find a room in Paris

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Types of accommodation

– “Studio”: a one room apartment with a little kitchen, bed and bathroom (consider that some studios may have shared toilets and/or showers). The price for a studio can go from 500€ per month.
– “Colocation”: a room in a flat shared with other people. Usually, you share kitchen and bathroom, but if you want a cheaper solution, you can also share the room. Prices for a single room can go from 400€ per month. If possible, try to meet your flat mates before, or at least to get information about them.
-“Chez l’habitant”: to live with a host family. Normally you will have a room and, if included in the price, some meals. It can be a nice chance to get to know better French culture, but consider that you may be asked to respect some rules. This kind of accommodations can go from 500€ per month.
-“Residence”: a room in a building shared with other students, where you usually have bathroom and kitchen in common. Interns may also be accepted under specific conditions. This is the cheapest solution, it can cost from 300€ per month. Keep in mind that places are limited, and the bureaucratic procedures are long and complicated.

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Steps to find the right accommodation

1) Start to look in advance: the demand is very high in Paris, so the sooner, the better.
2) Landlords want to make sure that you will pay your rent: prepare a folder with ID, your last three payrolls, your previous landlord’s statement where he/she declares that you always paid your rent. If you don’t have these documents, ask a member of your family to be your guarantor.
3) If possible, go to Paris. It is always better to meet the landlord in person, to check the condition of the accommodation and to make sure you are making a good deal. If you can’t and if you know someone in Paris, ask him/her to go on your behalf. If you don’t know anyone and you want to be sure about your accommodation, contact a real estate agency, they will help you find an accommodation (under the payment of a fee).
4) Once you’ve found your appartement, you will sign a contract (not always if you are in subrent) and pay a deposit. Never transfer your money until you’ve seen the apartment and you’ve met the landlord. It is very common to find scams. Also, beware of very cheap accommodations in fancy neighborhoods: they might not be real.

Where to stay

The Parisian region is composed of Paris Centre and the suburb. We suggest you look for an accommodation in the city center, possibly avoiding the 18th and 19th arrondissements and the train station areas. They may be fine during the day, but at night they are not completely safe.
If you want to live in an animated neighborhood, look for an accomodation in the Latin Quarter (5th and 6th arrondissements),in the Marais (3rd and 4th arrondissement), in the 13th, in the 15th or in the 11th arrondissements. If you prefer a more chic or residential area, try Saint-Germain-de-Près (6th arrondissement), the 8th, the 14th and the 16th arrondissements (where we are).

Useful Websites to start your research

Websites with colocation and studio postings: Appartager, La carte de colocs, Erasmusu, Pap.fR.
Agencies: Paris Attitude, Lodgis, Paris Housing, Airbnb.
Facebook Groups: PARIS a LOUER – bouche a oreilles, PARIS: Location Appartement, Colocation, Sous-Location chambre à louer. If you are a foreigner, we suggest to look for your community’s Facebook group and ask if anyone is renting his/her room or studio.
Residences: CROUS, Melon District.

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Top 10 Unusual Places in Paris

Besides the obvious landmarks the city of Paris holds some rather unusual experiences for its visitors. For a break from the traditional Paris Tour, check out these top 10 unusual places.

1. Flea Market Clignancourt

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This market does not resemble any usual flea market and definitely has a justified spot in this list of top 10 unusual places. If you want, you could say it’s a luxury flea market with antiques and beautiful paintings waiting for a new owner. In between all the shops you can find great little restaurants to enjoy a nice lunch when tired from shopping. It is also the right place to find souvenirs for friends and family at home.

99, Rue des Rosiers 93400 Saint-Ouen

2. Book Stores on the Seine

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When you feel like strolling along the river Seine make sure to check out the typical Parisian bookstands. One the docks of the Seine you will find men and women selling books, postcards, posters, and old fashion magazines from their little green boxes. When going through the different books it happens to find some real gems in many different languages.

3. Giant Thumb at La Défense

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“Le Pouce” on Place Carpeaux is 12 meter high and weights 18 tons. The artist César Baldaccini created this sculpture of his own thumb using the 3-D pantographic technique. It’s a great place to take cool pictures and see a bit of the modern, business district of Paris.

4. Museum History of Medicine

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Its collection is the oldest in Europe and holds different operating tools, rare medical, and surgical bags as well as physiology tools from the 18th and 19th century. One of the more exceptional objects in the museum is a table that was made by the Italian doctor Efisio Marini who gifted it to Napoleon III. It is made from petrified brains, bile, liver, lungs, blood, 4 ears, and a foot. Check it out if you dare.

Le Musée d’Histoire de la Médecine – 12, Rue de l’Ecole de Médecine 75006 Paris www.univ-paris5.fr/CULTURE/Musee-d-Histoire-de-la-Medecine

5. Rue Crémieux

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For a change from the beautiful Haussmann-buildings of Paris, the Rue Crémieux offers some colorful distraction. The beloved Instagram scenery is situated in the 12th district close by the Place de la Bastille is definitely worth a place in the list of top 10 unusual places in Paris.

Rue Crémieux, 75012 Paris

6. Passage Brady

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In a narrow passage close to the Gare de l’Est you can discover the tastes and traditions of India. Nicknamed “Little India” the shops and restaurants in this passage offer you exotic fruits and vegetables, fragrant bags of rice, oriental oils, teas, costumes, jewelry, and DVD’s straight from Bollywood.

Passage Brady 75010 Paris

7. Prison Cell of Marie Antoinette

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Marie Antoinette the former Queen of France lived a lavish life outside of Paris in the Versailles palace but during the French Revolution the whole royal family was captured and condemned to a death sentence. If you are interested in the fall of the prestigious Queen you should definitely stop by her prison cell in which she lived with her children before her execution. It is quite the difference to the pompous life she knew at the court of Versailles.

Conciergerie – 2, Boulevard du Palais 75001 www.paris-conciergerie.fr

8. Dog Cemetery

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Paris has a few famous cemeteries like Père Lachaise, Montmartre, and Montparnasse but it also has one for its many dogs and pets next to the Pont de Clichy just outside the city. So if you have never seen a thing like this before you should pass by when you have the chance.

Cimetière des Chiens et Autres Animaux Domestiques – 4 Pont de Clichy 92600 Asnières-sur-Seine

9. George Washington Statue at Iéna

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Most Americans are surprised when they find the statue of George Washington close by the Iéna metro station. It was given by the Committee of American Women of the High Society in 1900.

Equestrian Statue of George Washington 7, Avenue d’Iéna 75116

10. Automata Museum

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More than 100 automata are exhibited in this museum and every single one of them can be brought to live by visitors. Don’t forget to also check out the museum of magic in the same building.

Musée des Automates / Musée de la Magie – 11, Rue St Paul 75004 Paris www.museedesautomates.fr

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Caen Memorial

Caen Memorial

Caen, one of the most modern cities of the low region of Normandy, played a heavy rol in the battle of Normandy in both Allies and Germans belligerents. This is the reason why here it is found the most extended museum: The Caen Memorial Museum.

What to see?

Officially opened on 6th June of 1988 on the 44th anniversary of the Normandy Landing. Its original name is The Caen-Normandy Memorial: Center for History and Peace, in commemoration for the Second World War and dedicated to the violence history and the intensive conflict of the 20th  century.

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The museum itself is surrounded by three gardens commemorating the three principal Allies in the battle: Canadians, British and American. Moreover, recently the museum opened a new section focused on the Cold War. The museum has many historical pieces such as war wachines, (deactivated) weapons and even a bit of the Berlin Wall!

What to experience?

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The museum offers you the option to take an audioguide (with an additional price), which will allow you to learn and interact with all you must know about the Second World War: The Holocaust, the Nazi occupied zones and a review of both European and Pacific war, as well as the Cold War and, particularly, the Battle of Normandy.

In order to visit this incredibly museum, we recommend to take a tour or rent a private car. Also there are accesses available from Caen with bus and tram, but with many transfers which will last around 30 minutes to 1 hour to arrive.

Practical information

Hours: Open daily from  9am to 7 pm. Closed on Mondays from November to Febrary. Closed most of January.

Access: Esplanade Général Eisenhower, 14050

City of Bayeux

City of Bayeux

Although the city of Bayeux isn’t big, it is famous for having been the first liberalized city of Europe during World War II on the 7th June of 1944.

What to see

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As we said, the city isn’t that big. However, it has a lot to offer. According to the recent history that took part in the region, Bayeux is home of the most important museums of the Normandy battle and, in fact, of the Second World War. We are talking about the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum.

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The museum provides a manageable overview of the Second World War battle of Normandy. Maps and timelines will provide you of enough information to make your visit an experience. In addition, you will be able to see part of the German Atlantic Wall and will discover why the Allies choosed Normandy for the battle.

Also, the city offers another great piece of history: The Tapestry Museum. It is the main reason to come to Bayeux since the tapestry tells you the story of William the Conqueror who invaded England in 1066! Carpets, models, mannequins and even a movie will make your visit a great experience.

Even though Bayeux is a small town, its lively and easygoing atmosphere is worth a visit. In fact, a prominent building to see is the Bayeux Cathedral, as big as the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Paris, is the monument that dominates the city. You will see that the two towers have a perfect combinated Romanesque and Gothic style.

How to experience

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Bayeux Cathedral

The two museums we have talked about are worth visiting. The Battle Of Normandy Memorial will allow you to discover the Allies and Germans’ strategies in the battle for Europe. The museum offers an interactive self-guided tour and it is opened from 10 am to 6 pm.

Focused in the Middle Ages of Normandy history, the museum of Tapestry offers an audio guided tour where you will be able to interact with the main expositions.

Finally, the Bayeux Cathedral is free and it is open from 8:30 am to 6 pm. Remember that the building will be illuminated once the sky gets dark, you cannot miss the beautiful night lights of Bayeux!

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History of the Louvre museum

If you come to Paris, you won´t be able to live without visiting the largest museum in the world: Louvre Museum. Everyone is talking about this museum in the entire world, perhaps you heard one thousand and one different commentaries about it. Don´t worry, here you will understand why all those people talk and talk about this museum and we will show you some interesting information and a few tips in order to maximize your Parisian experience within the Louvre museum.

The Louvre museum Louvre museumwas first a castle, build in the year 1190 by King Charles V, and converted into a royal palace, where kings were used to hang paintings on the walls or even accumulate artistic collections within their rooms. The building was opened to general public as a museum in 1793 for the first time, as a consequence of the French Republic. After almost a century, in 1871, the museum was damage by a fire set to the nearby Tuileries Palace during the Paris Commune, and many important masterpieces were consequently burnt. In 1989, the museum opened its famous glass pyramid, designed by Ieoh Ming Pei, as a result of a deep modernization plan.

Louvre museumCurrently, the Louvre presents more than 70.000 square meters to visit, which is the equivalent of 10 football fields! Since the Louvre owns so many artworks, “only” 35.000 masterpieces are shown in Paris, while the rest is hidden in underground stores near the museum. To allow (the) public to also see the rest of the collections, the Louvre experience is now available in two other locations in the world: Lens (France) and Dubai (United Arab Emirates). A funny anecdote about the storage: in 2011, the Seine river flooded and, consequently, many of the masterpieces hidden had to be taken off to the exposition rooms so the museum had to be closed for a few weeks!

Comment trouver les meilleurs packages des vacances à Paris

Cherchez-vous à aller à Paris , mais ne savent pas comment obtenir les meilleures offres ? Voici un guide pour trouver les meilleurs forfaits de vacances pour votre voyage !

Etape 1 : Local vs. destination trip planner

Lors de la planification de vos vacances à Paris, vous avez deux options : package deals paris

1) un voyage planner dans votre pays d’origine, ou

2) un voyage dans votre planificateur emplacement de destination.

Choisir un planificateur de voyage dans votre pays d’origine vous permet un accès facile à leurs services que vous planifiez votre voyage. En outre, vous ne devez pas vous inquiéter de barrière de potentiel de la langue. Cependant, ils ne sont généralement pas aussi familiers avec l’emplacement comme un vrai local et ne peuvent pas fournir aussi facilement de l’aide si vous avez un problème pendant votre voyage.

Choisir un planificateur de voyage dans votre lieu de destination vous donne accès à des informations privilégiées et traite qu’un planificateur de voyage maison de campagne ne peut pas fournir. En outre, ils ont un réseau local plus grand et peuvent vous offrir une expérience plus unique. Ils peuvent prendre soin de communications entre vous et d’autres fournisseurs de services dans la langue maternelle et de prévenir d’éventuels malentendus.

 

Etape 2 : Choisir votre type de trip planner

Un tour opérateur privé prend soin de toutes les réservations et la création du package que vous cherchez , en tenant compte de vos désirs et intérêts. Ils ont tendance à se concentrer sur une destination spécifique, et leurs responsabilités sont généralement limités aux détails de la destination, non compris le transport vers et à partir de votre destination.

Upackage deals paris n agent de voyage gère généralement un large éventail de destinations de voyage, de sorte qu’ils ne soient pas aussi familier avec votre destination comme un tour-opérateur . Cependant, ils ne prennent soin de tous les aspects de votre voyage, y compris le transport, et de choisir les paquets (fournies par les voyagistes) sur la base de ce que vous cherchez .

 

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Etape 3 : Identifier votre trip planner

Maintenant que vous avez décidé quel type de planificateur de voyage que vous souhaitez utiliser, il est temps d’identifier l’entreprise que vous allez aller avec.

Lorsque vous choisissez votre planificateur de voyage , il est important que vous faites vos recherches. Assurez-vous de lire les commentaires précédents clients, la recherche d’un taux de satisfaction élevé. Si vous choisissez un planificateur de voyage de destination, assurez-vous de les appeler afin d’ assurer qu’il n’y a pas de barrières lingupackage deals paris istiques et qu’ils comprennent exactement ce que vous voulez.

Peu importe le type de planificateur vous décidez d’ aller avec, rester en contact constant tout au long du processus de planification. Si vous avez établi une bonne relation avec eux avant votre voyage, il sera plus facile d’aborder les éventuels problèmes qui surgissent.

ParisByM peut vous aider à planifier votre voyage et de l’enregistrer sur votre hôtel à Paris : nous pouvons réserver vos billets pour les visites de monuments, vous épargner le temps d’attente en ligne, vous aider à trouver un hôtel à votre budget, et vous fournir un itinéraire complet de ce à quoi faire à Paris pour la durée de votre séjour.

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How to organize a business event in Paris

When organizing a business event in Paris it is easy to loose sight of the truly important details and main points. It is therefore important to keep focusing on a clear outline. Find here the most important steps in the organization of a business event in Paris.

1. Decide on purpose

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What kind of event are you planning and what is its purpose? The answer to this is like the core of your event with everything else just building up around it like a mind map. Once you have decided on the events purpose it is important to set the major set up: Who and how many people are attending? Who is taking part in the event? Clients? Partners? Employees? What is our budget for the event? On which date(s) will the business event in Paris take place?

2. Define program

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Now, with the framework from the first step you can continue planning the program of your business event. Will you organize speakers? Will it be a seminar? Will you have team building exercises in between?

In this step, it is all about planning the outline of your Program and setting the different program points. Also, find out what equipment you need and how you will organize it. Do you need translators?

3. Plan for accommodation

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Is your business event in Paris an overnight affair? Then you should be planning ahead for accommodation! Depending on the number of attendees it might get difficult to find a hotel to your standards being able to accommodate all guests. Therefore, you should quite quickly after establishing the framework in step one and two look for accommodation. Also, don’t forget about airport transfers to the hotel and back. The bigger the group the more difficult this could be to organize last minute.

4. Include a day off

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To make your event unforgettable of your employees and/or guests include a “day off” on which they can enjoy the beautiful city of Paris or go on day trips to Disneyland or Versailles palace. Propose a few options and let them decide on where they would like to go. It is also a nice opportunity to get to know each other better and establish better teamwork potential.

5. Organize a special event

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How could you possibly make your event even more memorable? By finishing off with a special event like a gala dinner, a talent show, or a visit of one of the famous cabarets of Paris. This will ensure that people enjoy themselves and will think back to this experience in the most positive way. During this event don’t forget to organize a photographer if you haven’t already booked one for previous days so that everyone can take a memory home from this great business event in Paris.

Now, you have the top 5 most important points for the guideline of the organization of your business event in Paris. One last advice: give it a personal note like organizing decoration with the company logo or small giveaways that attendees can take home. It will be appreciated. Actually, these little details can spread a sense of community and belonging to the same organization.

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How to get the most out of event management companies in Paris

When planning a corporate trip to Paris there are a multitude of things you have to take into consideration. One must plan out which touristic attractions they’d like to see, what aspects of French culture they’d like to experience and what restaurants they’d like to go to. Most challenging however, is planning corporate events and galas. Find out how to get the most out of event management companies in Paris by reading this article.

Sightseeing

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When it comes to sightseeing in Paris, there are a plethora of options. The Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Versailles are all world-renowned, unforgettable places that one must see if they haven’t been yet. The Musée d’Orsay, Arc de Triomphe, Hotel des Invalides and many more are just as stunning but might be less well known. No matter what tourist attractions you see in Paris you are guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience. Although there are no bad options in terms of sightseeing in Paris it is recommended you organize your itinerary with a local tourist agency, as they will be best equipped to recommend what sights to see and how to do it most efficiently. Sightseeing in large groups must be planned in advance as well.

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Events and Galas

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Paris is one of the only cities in the world which has top-of-the-line venues for groups of all sizes and backgrounds. Paris offers large ballrooms with interior design suitable to royalty. Ornate chandeliers, stunning furniture and true Belle Epoque grandeur make these ballrooms the perfect venue for a corporate gala of any kind. Hotels are also known to host corporate events, the plethora of hotels available in Paris not only give you options for how expensive, large and how centrally located you’d like your event venue to be. In addition to larger venues such as hotels and ballrooms there are also a wide array of venues available for smaller to mid-size groups. These venues vary from small dining rooms, suitable for eating, drinking and wine & cheese tasting to standard rooms equipped with comfortable seating and a projector.

In addition, one of the most important things for any events is making sure your guests are well-fed. Luckily for you, Paris is home to the best catering services in the world. Not only will the food be delicious, but it will also be made from the finest ingredients as France takes their food regulations very serious. Catering services in Paris offer food from all around the world, whether you want sushi, couscous, pizza, modern French cuisine or classic French cuisine it is guaranteed that there is a catering service for you.

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The Best way to plan your event

When planning an event in Paris there are many things to consider. You ultimately want the best deal possible no matter how big or small the event is. You also want to make sure the venues you are going to use are the absolute finest Paris has to offer whatever the price point may be. Unfortunately, this is extremely difficult for even a local to manage. Despite what you might believe, getting in contact with international event management companies might not be ideal. The best way to plan your events are through a local agency. The people who work for these agencies are not only locals who are well-versed in French culture, but are people who know Paris inside out. They will know the best venues for whatever event you’re planning and they will be able to offer you a plethora of options. Most importantly these local agents will know whether you are being overcharged or not, and will save you a lot of money. In order to save your valuable time and money, it is best not to contact event management companies which are not based in the destinations which you are targeting.

There is no better city to plan a corporate event than Paris. Despite this, it is critical that you plan your events the right way with the help of locals in order to ensure that you are paying the right price for the best venues.

Why out of all of the ctrips available, Paris offers the best one ?

Paris, one of the most famous and legendary cities of all time, is truly unique. France is one of the only cities in the world that offers one in a kind touristic attractions, which are a must see for anyone who wants to be well-traveled. Legendary monuments such as the Eiffel tower show only the surface of what Paris has to offer as the depth of touristic attractions is also profound. Find out why of all the ctrips available, the most glamorous city in the world offers the best one.

Accommodations for Events

In addition to world-renowned touristic attractions, Paris is also home to the best venues for corporate events in galas. Whether it is a ballroom for a 500 person event or an amphitheatre for a 50-person seminar, Paris has it all. In addition to the best venues in all of Europe, Paris also has the best restaurants and catering services. It is well know that Parisian food is second to none. If you really want to enjoy your ctrip and offer your associates events with delicious food, glamorous venues, and the finest cheese and wine spreads there is simply not a better destination than Paris. Find out why thousands of ctrips are taken to Paris every year.

The World’s Best Shopping

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Paris offers the best shopping in all of the world. It is well known that the French capital is the global center of all things style-related. The Parisian streets are studded with fabulous boutiques and household names. Paris is one of the only cities in the world which is home to flagship stores from every classic designer you can think of. Champs-Elysées is the most famous street in the world lined with the best designers and stores from all around the world. Champs-Elysées is home to the most famous Louis Vuitton flagship store, anyone who loves LV must go to this store as it offers the largest and newest collections at the best prices you can find. Avenue Montaigne joins champs elysees to form the world’s most coveted fashion juncture.

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Champs-Elysées and Avenue Montaigne are only a small portion of what Paris shopping has to offer. The Louvres and Tulleries District has all of the classic designer stores but also has unique and trendy boutiques and concept stores. The Louvres and Tulleries District also boasts the arcades (covered galleries) of the Palais Royal which are home to luxury perfumer Serge Lutens to upscale vintage shops, jewelry and art. The arcades offers a unique dose of real old-world chic.

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Upscale shopping mall in Paris at the Palais Royal. This photo was taken on June 30, 2011 by AJ Brustein.

Department store shopping

Anyone familiar with Paris will tell you that you haven’t been shopping until you’ve gotten lost in one of the old Parisian department stores which are worlds unto themselves. Galeries Lafayette and Printemps department stores highlight Boulevard Haussman with real Bell Epoque grandeur. These department stores combine high fashion, luxury, jewelry, and gourmet food. The Bon Marche is the trademark left-bank destination for chic department store shopping and sports an extraordinary food hall.

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The legendary Marais quarter is prime stomping ground for shoppers who are looking for the unique and finely crafted. “Le Marais” is best known for eclectic and high-fashion stores with works in fashion, art, fine art, jewelry, antiques and vintage goods. There is not a better place to find hand-crafted, exclusive, and unique products than “Le Marais”. If you are a fan of chocolate, teas and other gourmet foods, Le Marais is also an excellent area for food shopping. From High Quality French Teas to the premier chocolatiers in all of France, Le Marais has everything you need to satisfy your taste buds.

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Ctrips are a way to build team chemistry, host corporate events and above all are a way to incentivize your associates to work their hardest. It is fairly intuitive that there is no better way to incentivize your associates than by taking them to the most glamorous and luxurious city in the world, Paris. The City of light will have your associates seeing stars.

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Why the new financial hub of Europe is the perfect destination for your C-Trip

There is no better way to incentivize your associates than by taking them to the most glamorous city in the world. The sites you will see and the experiences you will have in Paris are simply priceless. There is no better time to take a C-Trip to Paris than now, as Paris is undergoing an exciting new transition to the financial hub of Europe.

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Brexit

The irreplaceable and legendary historical monuments in Paris are only a portion of what attracts the top financial corporations to the city. Paris is emerging as the leading financial trading hub of continental Europe, due to the imminent exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Over the summer Bank of America announced the details of a new Paris trading floor with room for 1,000 staff, in preparation for Brexit. President Macron has already persuaded Citigroup to add 100 staff to the 160 that were already in Paris. HSBC which already had a large operation in Paris is planning on moving 1,000 jobs there from London. Morgan Stanley plans to add 80 jobs to the city and Goldman Sachs has said France is a priority in its efforts to double its workforce across Europe. BlackRock, a 6.3 trillion-dollar money manager, has already designated Paris as its new base to provide “alternative” investment services across Europe and Asia relating to hedge funds, real estate and commodities. BlackRock’s Paris office will increase 6-fold in the next year or so. Paris Europlace, a lobby group, has forecast that Brexit will bring 3,500 jobs to Paris.

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“If you ask most people in the industry the number one choice (to replace London) is Paris” said the boss of a large investment bank according to the Financial Times. The executive added that labor costs in Paris have become as low as labor costs in the UK. Another big factor in attracting Banks to Paris is the sophistication of regulators. Real estate prices are 1/3 of what they are in London as well. In addition to Banks, 70 asset managers are in the process of securing licenses to operate in Paris according to officials.

All of this makes Paris not only a great destination for your C-Trip, but almost a necessity in the near future. Any business or corporation looking to expand to Europe will need to have an office in Paris.

What else makes Paris such an attractive destination for corporations

By taking a c-trip to Paris you will be able to learn more about the city and what is making it the new financial hub of Europe. You will be able to visit some of the worlds most famous and impressive monuments while immersing your associates in an environment that might be home to them one day. Paris is the perfect destination for a C-Trip because it combines pleasure, business and opportunities for the future.

In addition as aforementioned, French regulators are and have always been more sophisticated than their British counterparts. The French Polytechnic institute is one of the best in the world, and big French banks such as BNP Paribas have always been math-oriented. This bodes well for the future of finance in France as most financial institutions will become more quantitative in the future.

Furthermore, people believe the recent election of President Macron and the restoration of business-friendly attitude in tax and labor policies has also been instrumental in Paris’ transition to the financial hub of Europe.

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Now is the perfect time to take a c-trip to Paris, not doing so would be a wasted opportunity in terms of both business and pleasure. In addition, it would probably be wise to organize your trip sooner than later as Paris will become more expensive as it continues to undergo this transition.

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Why Paris offers the best touristic attractions for a C trip

Paris, the city of light and the city of love, is the best destination for your C Trip. Paris is one of the only cities which has multiple lodging options for larger groups, the perfect venues for corporate events and galas and the most famous tourist attractions in the world

What to expect

Paris is home to several world-renowned and unforgettable monuments. Not only are these monuments of great historical importance and beauty, but are also very well suited to larger groups. Besides being home to some of the world’s most famous monuments, Paris is also home to the world’s finest cuisine. In addition to experiencing one-of-a-kind, distinctive culture you will also experience the world’s greatest cuisine on your C Trip. Finally, although Paris is very well-suited for larger groups it is highly recommended that you organize your trip through a tourist agency and not by yourself. Below, get a taste of what you will be able to enjoy on your C Trip.

Monuments to visit on your C Trip

The Eiffel Tower

Not only is the Eiffel Tower a symbol of Paris, it has also become a staple of international tourism. Considered by some to be the world’s most famous monument, visiting Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower is like having wine without cheese, it is simply unacceptable.

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Versailles

30 minutes outside of Paris by metro, not only is the luxurious Palace itself unforgettable, the history behind it is as well. Versailles is the largest Palace in all of Europe and is the most extravagant in the world. The Palace hosted up to 6,000 people in its prime time and its gardens had 400 sculptures, 1,400 fountains and covered more than 30,000 acres. Although it’s beauty and grandeur are unmatched, the starving French civilians did not find it as fascinating at the time.

 

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Arc de Triomphe

The arc de Triomphe was built to honor fallen French Soldiers. It is the most famous Arch in the world located on the most famous street in the world, Champs-Élysées.

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Notre Dame de Paris

Perhaps the finest example of Gothic Architecture in the world, the Cathedral of Notre Dame is a must see for anyone visiting Paris. It is no coincidence that the name Notre-Dame is known around the world.

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The Catacombs

Not for the faint-hearted, the Catacombs of Paris are underground ossuaries which hold the remains of more than 6 million people. The Catacombs are located small part of a tunnel network which used to consolidate Paris’ ancient stone mines. The catacombs were built to eliminate the city’s overflowing cemeteries.

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Museums to visit in Paris

The Louvre

The Louvre is the most famous museum in the world and is home to the most famous piece of artwork in the world, the Mona Lisa. In 2017, the Louvre was the world’s most visited museum receiving 8.1 million visitors, that is nearly the entire population of New York City and amounts to 15,000 visitors per day. The Glass pyramid in front of the Louvre is one of the most well-known structures in the world. The Louvre contains 380,000 objects and displays 35,000 works of art in 8 different departments.

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Musée D’Orsay

The Iconic Musée D’Orsay is built in a former train station on the left bank of the Seine. It is home to the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings including Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

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Fun Group Activities

Bateaux Mouches

Cruising along the seine in a Bateau Mouche is perhaps the best way to see all of Paris’ beauty.

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Soccer

If you are lucky enough to visit Paris during soccer season you will have the opportunity to watch one of the world’s best soccer teams, Paris Saint-Germain, play at Parc des Princes. If you plan on purchasing tickets for a large group, you should plan on doing that in advance.

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Cooking Class

Although you certainly won’t be able to open your own restaurant after a few cooking classes, you will be able to prepare delicious plates for yourself, loved ones and family the proper French way.

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Wine and Cheese Tasting

There is no better place for wine and cheese tasting than the home of wine and cheese.

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Due to its beauty, uniqueness and wealth of touristic attractions, Paris is the only destination which will incentivize your associates to work their hardest. In addition, it is one of the only destinations which is truly well-suited for larger groups.

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Weekend Away in Paris

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Day one

you discover the impressive charm of Paris at the Hôtel des Invalides beneath whose golden dome rests the corpse of Napoleon I. Then go down to the Seine riverbanks for equally fantastic views and a laidback atmosphere. Continue in the direction of the Musée d’Orsay, with its rich collections of Impressionist paintings. After a full morning, stop for a welcome lunchbreak in the Latin Quarter. You could, for example, try the Bouillon Racine.

Now you have the afternoon ahead of you to amble around Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarterwith its majestic Panthéon. Admire Paris’s quaint historic shopping arcades and take time to relax in the Luxembourg Gardens, an oasis of calm and greenery.

This evening, you’ll reach for the sky by dining at 58 Tour Eiffel or at Ciel de Paris, at the top of the Tour Montparnasse

Day two

If you are not yet familiar with the beautiful Place de la Madeleine – its church, fine food stores and boutiques – and the nearby Palais Garnier Opera House, then these make a fine start to the day. Next, walk down rue de la Paix to Place Vendôme, both home to upscale jewellers. Take a Vélib’ bicycle to get to the Marais district and stop off for lunch at the Café Hugo.

Your afternoon is divided up in the streets of the Marais: Place des Vosges, the Musée Picasso and fashion boutiques. You finish up in the district of Les Halles, where you are able to admire the original architecture of the Centre Pompidou. A place to visit for fans of modern and contemporary artworks if time permits.

In the evening, why not see a show at the Théâtre du Châtelet, followed by a good meal at the Pied de Cochon, a typically Parisian brasserie

 

Places for watching soccer

Places for watching UEFA soccer in Paris

You’re looking for a giant screen, a bar or a nice place to watch UEFA soccer with friends in Paris? We are guiding you to the spots where the atmosphere will be at the rendezvous for soccer fans.

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The Fan zone at Champs de Mars

The Fan zone at the foot of the Eiffel Tower is The Place to be! Covering an area of 130 000 m2 of free access this must-see place can accommodate 92,000 fans. Hard to do better! Food, entertainment, wifi and live matches are waiting you.

 

Café Joly 

This brasserie in the ancient center of Paris next to the river bank is the perfect spot. Provided with food and drink you can enjoy the match after a little walk along the river. The property will broadcast all the matches on a giant screen via a video projector with surround sound stereo.

Address: 23 avenue Victoria, 75001 Paris; metro stop Châtelet (line 1, 4, 7, 11)
Hours: Monday to Saturday form 9AM to 11.45PM

O’Sullivans Grands Boulevards – 1 Boulevard Montmartre, 75002 Paris

In this Irish pub in the Opera neighborhood all games are broadcast live on giant screens and HD plasmas, accompanied by the giant burgers and beers. In each establishment events, special promotions and activities will be implemented throughout the tournament!
Address: 1 Boulevard Montmartre, 75002 Paris; metro stop Grands Boulevards (line 8, 9)
Hours: Monday to Friday from noon to 05AM, weekends 1PM to 5.30AM

Café Klein Holland

Typical Dutch establishment, the Café Klein Holland will offer also the broadcast of the Euro 2016 matches. Netherlands or France … Who will you support during this Championship?

Address: 36 Rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004 Paris; metro stops Hôtel de Ville or St. Paul (line 1)
Hours: every day from 4PM to 2AM

Le Carls

On the occasion of the Euro 2016 , discover the Carls . Open from 8 June to 10 July , this new space , accessible only with a membership card , will be the perfect place to live the famous football tournament.
Address: Berges de Seine, around the Musée d’Orsay

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Hôtel Du Collectionneur –

For a month , the hotel offers a special terrace which will welcome the Euro 2016 football fans to follow matches broadcast on an outdoor screen.

Address: 51-57 rue de Courcelles, 75008 Paris
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The Lions – 153 rue de Chevaleret, 75013 Paris

 The Lions , English Pub located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris , is known for its good music, its beers, its fish and chips and of course its broadcasts football matches!
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Why Corporate Travelers Like to Stay in the Marriott Hotel in Paris

There are an almost infinite number of hotels to stay in in Paris and it can be hard to decide the right one for your group.  Many corporate travelers choose to stay in a Marriott Hotel in Paris for many reasons beyond just being loyal customers.  We have put together a few reasons why people tend to choose the Marriott Hotel and Conference center in Paris for their business trips to the city.

Location

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The Marriott Hotel and Conference Center is located between the 13th and 14th Arrondissement, which means it is close to the Catacombs.  It also means you are only a short metro ride from many attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Louvre Museum. With that in mind, we should say too that the hotel is very close to multiple metro and bus stops, making it easy for you and your group to get around.  Close to the Marriot Hotel in Paris, you will also find numerous restaurants and bars to enjoy with your corporate group.

Rooms

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In this Marriott hotel in Paris, there are nine types of rooms, which is a big reason people like it so much.  The rooms include deluxe rooms, executive rooms, suites, and superior rooms.  Each of these may not be necessary for you and your group, but it is nice to stay in a hotel with a variety of options regarding places to sleep.  On top of this, the hotel has over 700 rooms which means it can accommodate virtually any size corporate group.  It’s nice when going away with a company to have everyone staying under the same roof, and the Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference Center makes this possible.

Conference Facilities

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One of the most convenient things about staying in the Marriot Hotel and Conference Center is just that – the conference center and facilities.  Since you’ll be traveling as part of a corporate trip, it can save you and your group a lot of time and effort to have these facilities in the same building as you are staying.  In this Marriott Hotel in Paris, there are 55 event rooms, with one banquet room that can hold up to 2,000 people, as well as numerous small breakout rooms.

Amenities

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The conference centers aren’t the only benefit to the Marriot Hotel since it also has a large array of other amenities. Each room is equipped with its own coffee machine, Wi-Fi, a mini fridge, and alarm clock which is great for all guests.  Also, the main hotel has a fitness center that all guests can use, room service and a restaurant suitable for business cliental. The restaurant’s name is R’Yves Bar and Lounge and can be found within the hotel itself.  This Marriot Hotel in Paris also has parking services, a foreign exchange service, a valet, dry cleaning, and a barber/beauty shop on the premises.  Last, but not least – in fact, most importantly in our opinion, the hotel has a concierge!  A concierge that is who is used to providing recommendations and suggestions to other groups of corporate travelers like yourself.  They have more experience in your specific realm than maybe some other hotels would have.

Booking a Marriott Hotel in Paris may be the best thing for your corporate group, for more help with deciding and booking, click here and ParisByM can aid in all aspects of your trip.

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Which Hostel in Paris is Best for You?

Many people believe that visiting Paris can be a bit pricey! You can save money while having the time of your life by staying in a hostel in Paris!  ParisByM has compiled some of the best hostels in Paris so you can decide which one is best for you!

 

St Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord

This hostel is the perfect place for travelers who are looking for a laid back and friendly location. The hostel has a bar, a café, and a restaurant onsite so you will never be hungry. The restaurant, Belushi Bar & Restaurant, offers a discount to guests during their stay. There is also a big breakfast available for only €4. At this hostel, you won’t have to worry about Wi-Fi charges because they offer unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the entire hostel.

St Christopher’s Inn is located only 15 minutes away from one of the most beautiful parks in Paris, Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. This hostel in Paris also offers free walking tours almost every day and a free city bus tour. Here, you’ll never run out of things to do!hostel Paris

Generator Paris

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This hostel is great for solo travelers because there are many opportunities to make new friends in the comfortable and open common spaces offered to the guests. Conveniently, Generator offers laundry facilities onsite. This hostel also has a café, restaurant, and bar inside the hostel. The bohemian tented bar has many quirky and cute decorations that match other decorations throughout the hostel. The bar overlooks the city, and is especially beautiful at night, so make sure to capture the view and share it with your friends. Generator has a very sweet staff that is  willing to give you recommendations during your stay.

Bastille Hostel

Bastille Hostel only hosts people between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. If you fall into this age range, this is the perfect place to meet and make friends that might share similar interests. But, if you don’t feel comfortable sharing a room with a stranger, Bastille hostel in Paris offers private rooms for as little as €40.

This hostel is located right by Place de la Bastille and some museums. They offer complimentary breakfast every morning. The Bastille Hostel staff is always on hand and ready to answer any questions you may have. Don’t hesitate to reach out to them before you arrive, they will be more than happy to accommodate to any of your special requests.

Oops Hostel

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This hostel is located right in the middle of the Latin Quarter. You will have endless options of delicious food and relaxing cafes. There is also a movie theatre located right across the street from this hostel, so if you are in the mood for a movie night this is the place to be!

The hostel offers complimentary breakfast in the mornings and has a fully equipped kitchen for its guests in case they would like to make their own meals. Previous guests have said that Oops Hostel is stylish and super clean, so make sure to book a room if you are planning to visit.

Enjoy Hostel

Enjoy Hostel is also located near the Latin Quarter and is highly recommended by many past guests. They have a fully equipped kitchen which is great for any travelers who want to cook some quick meals before exploring the city. Cooking your own meals will help you save even more money and possibly make new friends in the kitchen. Enjoy Hostel also has free Wi-Fi, televisions in the rooms, free breakfast and no curfew.

At ParisByM we know that sometimes hostels in large cities, like Paris, can be a bit intimidating. But, you won’t have to worry because we are here to help you choose what hostel meets your needs. Contact us today to get started searching for your hostel in Paris!

 

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How to plan a workshop

How To Plan A Workshop

The workshops are very crucial for educators, business leaders, scientists, and other professionals. It is also hard to plan a successful workshop that should provide attendees with new skills, information, and the opportunities to interact with each other and learn actively. Follow our specific tips which will help you with how to plan a workshop successfully.

1. Define The Workshop Objectives

All workshops have their own aims. Define your workshop objective before starting to do anything. Think really carefully about what you want to accomplish and why it is important for your participants. After you define your objectives clearly, you may pass to the other step.

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2. Identify Your Audience 

Deciding your audience is one of the top tips for how to plan a workshop. It is important to know if your attendees know each other. If yes, you may launch group activities for them. But if not, you will need to provide some activities in the beginning in order to make them know each other. Also, it would be useful to know if they already have an idea about the topic, or they are unfamiliar with it. This information will lead you to organize a successful workshop.

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3. Organize The Participants For Your Workshop

The number of participants is very important. You should keep your group small where they will be able to express themselves, practice their skills and ask their questions easily. However, you would also want your workshop in a big group to keep things interesting. So, ideally, the number of participants varies from 8 to 15 people. Although you unwillingly have such a big group in your workshop, try to divide them into small groups.

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4. Prepare Your Teaching Aids

Learning is one of the main goals of the workshop so make sure that you have different styles of teaching such as visually, orally, through hands-on practice, or any combination of the above. You should also consider that you might not know your participants’ learning styles ahead of time, so you will want to have a variety of materials prepared for them to understand effectively. Depending on the topic and objective of your workshop, you might want to prepare paper handouts, audio-visual aids, computer-based lesson plans, and role-playing activities.

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5. Decide On Your Group Activities

Interaction is the main characteristic of the workshop. Interactive learning as a goal of your workshop can be accomplished by group activities. Once you have a group of participants, make sure that you are giving the same opportunity to each person in order to contribute to the activities. To give some examples as group activities would be the debates within two groups, role-playing activities, or discussions in pairs.

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6. Manage Your Workshop Time

It is always important to have a break in the workshop. Since participants will be very interactive in the workshop, they will need a short break to stay focused on the activities for hours. We would suggest you include at least one 5-minute break per hour of your workshop. Moreover, if ever you are worried about a chance of the early end of your workshop, it would be a good idea to prepare some extra activities in the case to fill the spare time in your workshop. It is one of the most important steps of how to plan a workshop efficiently.

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7. Organize A Caterer

Workshops take so much energy. That means you need to keep your workshop participants’ energy up in order to keep the productivity high. We suggest that you should avoid junk food which may make your participants tired and bored after some time. What we would suggest to you is that that your aim is to energize them with healthy snacks such as fruit, vegetables, hummus, and whole-grain bread. Ideally, these foods would be covered by the registration fee of your workshop.

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8. Set Up The Workshop Efficiently

In the day of your workshop. As you may have time to meet with technicians, caterers, and your team members before the workshop starts. Give time for yourself to make sure everything is in order. This will avoid any last-minute problems which may ruin your workshop. Set up all equipment such as computers, projectors, and speakers before participants arrive.  Arrange the chairs in advance. The way you arrange the chairs will depend on the size of your group, the size of the room, and the activities you. Distribute the materials. If you have notebooks or other workshop materials to hand out, place them on the tables to save time during the workshop.

Finally, greet participants as they arrive. Arriving early allows you to set up, relax and get to know participants before the start of the workshop. This helps in building relationships with the participants.

Once you follow “how to plan a workshop” steps carefully, there is no other way you will have such an amazing workshop!

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How To Plan A Conference

Conferences are great opportunities for those who have the same interests. They help people to get together and exchange their ideas. If you want to organize a conference in your area, follow the steps below carefully to learn how to plan a conference. Each events require their own tips, here you will see the top tips specifically for organizing conferences.

1. Choose The City And The Dates

In general, conferences are mostly held at particular times of the year. Conferences are more likely between March and June or between September and November. So, when you decide the city, then you need to check which time period is the best for your sectoral conference. Also, it is always great if the city is a large metropolitan area that people would want to visit. Finally, the duration of your conference depends on how many people will participate in your conference. For 250-300 people, we would suggest having a conference for 2 full days.

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2. Establish The Method of Sales For Tickets

While some conferences are free of charge to attend, but some of them ask for tickets in order to be an attendee. It is mostly for one-day conferences. How will you decide? If the conference fees are not a lot, then you do not need to charge your attendees. Otherwise,  you may allow people who present to attend free, while others pay a small fee to cover your conference costs. If your conference takes more than a day or provides meals for attendees then you may charge registration fees.

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3. Choose Your Conference Venue

There are some general tips on how to find your ideal corporate event venue, read here. For a conference venue, you need to contact with conference centers and hotels with convention rooms. Remember what you will need in the venue. Then compare the venues with which services are included. For example, How many free lodging rooms will the hotel include for speakers and board members? or what kind of technology services will the facility provide? You need to write down all you will need and all the venues provide. Then, choose the best venue for your conference. Choosing the right conference venue is a must for how to plan a conference successfully.

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4. Decide On The Menu For Your Attendees

When you organize an event, you need to think that your attendees will need to have breakfast, lunch and/or dinner and drinks. They may not know or have no time to discover the area so you need to think about it. Make sure if you will hire a caterer service for the meals or your venue may provide food service. After you know who is your food supplier, you need to discuss with them about food preferences of the attendees. Some may have allergies, some others may have diet restrictions. If you choose an experienced caterer, they can create options for vegetarian, nut-free, gluten-free, kosher, or other meal preferences.

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5. Plan The Schedule Of Your Conference

This step is very important in how to plan a conference. You already know the title of the conference and have a general idea of the topics. Now, you need to know how the schedule will be. It varies from sector to sector. You may take a break and let your attendees get lunch. Also, decide if your attendees are likely to want any type of entertainment, such as tours of the local area, a night at a comedy club, or a film or theater performance. Finally, if you are willing to have a creative conference format, check here to see 20 interactive conference ideas. 

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6. Determine The Participants and Publicize Your Conference

There are many kinds of conferences such as religious, academic or industry. Each of them has their own target participants. You should be sure if your segment has enough target participants who have enough interest at your conference. If you are targeting a small group of people, then you do not need to spend much money on publicizing your event. Instead, you may just send a couple of e-mails. If you are targeting such a big group, then I would suggest you start early to publicize your conference like a year ago. Your publication would be social media, such as the sponsoring organization’s Facebook page and e-mail contact lists, newsletters, or journals.

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7. Begin Accepting Registrations

We would suggest you have registration forms which may be available months ago before the event. It will give you an idea of how many people will show up at your conference. You can also allow participants to call in their registrations if you have a way to process payment by credit card.

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Although organizing an event, here specifically organizing a conference requires much work, these 7 steps above will literally help you with how to plan a conference successfully.

 

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How To Plan An Event Successfully

Are you planning to organize an event but do not know how to do? Here you will see how to plan any event successfully step by step. Read our blog, follow 8 steps and checklist to not miss anthing crutial for your special event day.

1. Establish Your Goal and Objectives

Before starting to organize anything, you should ask yourself “Why” you organize this event and “What” do you aim to achieve. Asking these questions is a good start also will bring about a great result.  The goals will lead you on the way of having a successful event. For example, are you willing to attract 50 people or 500? or are you aiming to raise awareness with the event or it will be more likely to develop business networks? Try to answer these questions before pass on to the next step.

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2. Organize Your Team

All events need an hard-work for all the details. To do so, sharing tasks is a good idea! We suggest you divide your team members into groups such as venue management, sponsor, budget and publicity with different responsibilities. You may also choose a person as a team responsible for each group then you will be able to get all the information about the process by one person. Also, this will help you to be sure that each team is very well organized by a leader.

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3. Calculate Your Budget

Establishing your event’s budget is one of the most important steps of how to plan an event successfully. Here, you will see some of the expenses that you would need to take into your budget consideration. These expenses may vary depending on what kind of event you are planning to make. The venue, food and drink, entertainment, decor, staff, furniture, marketing, A/V, and miscellaneous. Before planing your event, your team should calculate the budget of the expenses.

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4. Decide the Date

If the date is not fixed for your event yet, make sure to consider the following before to decide the date. Firstly, you should give your team enough time to prepare for the event. Ideally, you should have 4-6 months. You should also be aware of the statutory and religious holidays of the country where your event will take place. Plus, you should avoid school holiday time periods. Finally, it is always good to check dates with key participants of your event such as speakers, presenters, and etc. After that, you will be able to have an effective date for your event. 

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5. Create Your Event Plan In Details

Once you have the estimation of the expenses and the time associated with your event, it is time to start the real plan! Creating your event plan in detail will let you remain everything on track which is another important step to follow how to plan an event successfully. Do not forget: words fly away, writings remain. Your plan should encompass all aspects of the event, including venue, logistics/catering management, speakers/presenters, activities/entertainment, publicity/promotion, registration, and sponsor/partner management.

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6. Book Your Venue

Once you have set the time, it’s key to book your venue as soon as possible.  The venue should be booked before you start your advertising your event so this step is very important to complete as early as possible. Read our blog about how to find your ideal corporate event venue. As a summary, you should consider following while choosing the ideal venue for your event: size, accessibility, atmosphere, and costs. We would suggest you see the venue in real life if you could have an opportunity to do so!

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7. Market Your Event

Since you set your goals in the beginning, you may market your event now. Firstly, you need to have a catchy and unique name. While you are deciding the brainstorm names, think why your event is different than others in the same sector, or what are the main components of your event. You should also create a tagline. Once you have the name, you may have a short memorable tag for your event. Lastly, you may have a logo created to represent your event. Thanks to this step, people who are not familiar with your organization will be able to recognize your brand and event.

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8. Establish Partnerships & Sponsors

You may seek corporate sponsors to fund a portion of the event. For national organizations, they might be sponsoring a dinner or offering a door prize while for local organizations, or they might send flowers for the tables. Alternatively, partnering with community organizations who may offer a venue or assistance with organizing or staffing an event. If you’re looking for businesses to sponsor your event, they will more likely to accept it,  if they can see the clear benefit to them.

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These are the main 8 the top things on how to plan an event successfully. The last tip for you, it is always good to have feedback from your attendees! It will help you to have a better event organization next time! 🙂

 

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