Traveling for work can be difficult. With the stress of traveling already looming large, the idea of going to a different country to just sit in a conference room all day sound dulling. Luckily, many businesses now offer incentive opportunities, allowing employees and workers to experience the new country that they are in, taking in sights and destinations, while still working efficiently and completing the tasks that they were sent there to do.
With maybe only a day or two to experience the country that you are in, in this case France, before getting back to business, it may feel overwhelming when the number of historical sights and museums appears on your Google search. But do not fear, we are here to help you, and tell you the best locations to visit with your group when in France for business. This article will provide you with out top 3 choices for business group incentive trips in France, starting with the closest to Paris, and moving farther out.
A quick train ride outside of Pairs, Versailles is a captivating, historical location to take a group. With access to the area surrounding the main house, you will be able to visit places like the royal houses, the hall of mirrors, the spectacular fountains, and beautiful gardens. Versailles has a lot of offer, and is perfect for large groups with its spacious property, allowing different people to explore the areas of interest to them. Versailles is also ideal for business groups, or large groups in general, because of its perfect location, being a thirty to fifty-minute train ride outside the city or Paris. Being so close to the city, one could easily get to Versailles for a day trip and have time to explore all that it has to offer, and then return to Paris for dinner or another tourist visit.
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Le Mont-Saint-Michel is a breath-taking location, and is easily one of France’s most famous locations. Located on an Island right off of Normandy, this medieval, magical looking spot will make you as though you have stepped into a storybook. Again, this location can accommodate larger groups. There is a bridge that leader visitors to the small island, and all those comfortable will be able to walk across and experience Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Although a little bit further from Paris, Saint Michel is worth the trip. Visiting will definitely make you feel as though you are on vacation; surrounding by beach with a castle-like monument ahead.
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If you think that your group would enjoy a beach getaway while on a business trip, Marseille is definitely the place to go. Although in Southern France, Marseille is just four-hour train ride from Paris, technically making the trip doable in one day, but we recommend that you stay overnight in order to fully appreciate the beautiful beaches, shops and food. Visiting Marseille will full fill your desire to be on holiday, for it had great beaches that, in the summer, you can swim at, read, lounge, and enjoy. Although smaller than Paris, Marseille can definitely hold a larger group in its hotels, not to mention its beaches. Your colleague and employees will thank you dearly when you plan a visit to Marseille, giving everyone the chance to soak up the sun and vacation in Southern France.
Incentive trips are important to any business group traveling abroad for work. Visits like these provide workers with the chance to embrace the country that they are in a enjoy all that it has to offer. These locations are great places to take you employees in order to give them a taste of France and the interesting, relaxing places that they have for you to explore.