Your event at an out-of-the-ordinary venue

Want to have your employees discover an unusual place or activity during your next event in the French capital? A quick round-up of places in Paris that will make your event a truly original experience.

As well as famous monuments, Paris is full of choice event venues with unique offers and services! Offbeat team-building events, amazing places … See our selection.

Stay Generator

Generator Paris - Rooftop

Why not plan your event at a new generation youth hostel? Stay Generator, in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, offers several spaces with original decor mixing industrial style with trendy furniture. For something really original, you can privately hire the rooftop terrace (110 m²) or the nightclub (150 m²). The terrace, with its Moroccan-influenced decor, is an invitation to relax and can host up to 200 people for a cocktail party. It offers a magnificent view over the rooftops of Paris and Montmartre in the distance. 

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Mama Shelter Paris West

Mama Shelter Paris West Belgrade

The latest Mama Shelter West, designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, opened its doors in 2019. Mama Shelter West is a trendy place to meet and enjoy a real urban and cosy hideaway that is both beautiful, modern, and inviting.

The establishment’s 10 bright and airy ateliers (560 m²) are available for private hire and can host from 8 to 130 people. Also available, 11 design, modular and fully equipped meeting rooms stylishly decorated in bright colours with pop details provide a welcoming atmosphere. At mealtimes, sit down with your team at one of the restaurant's large tables to enjoy home cooking and a menu created with Guy Savoy.

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Vincennes Hippodrome de Paris

Vincennes hippodrome de Paris - Restaurant panoramique  © Olivier Martin Gambier

And why not hold your event at a mythical venue? Created in 1863, Vincennes racecourse was the first racecourse for trotting events in the Paris region. It is the venue for the celebrated Grand Prix d’Amérique held each year in January.  

You can host a lunch or dinner in the stylish interiors of the restaurant with a panoramic view of the races, enjoy a VIP tour of the stables, become better acquainted with Parisian horseracing, or organize a seminar or a study day. The 7 meeting rooms can host from 10 to 600 people

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The Shack

Le Shack - Salon réunion Théophile, Paris

The Shack, a new urban oasis at the heart of Paris is a perfect place to have something to eat, boost your feeling of wellness, get together and work in a different way in a space (1,500 m²) designed by Gustave Eiffel. Meeting rooms (up to 50 people), restaurant, bars, coworking space, team-building activities and recording studios are available to you for convivial moments in this multi-faceted place with colourful and stylish decor. The ground floor and its impressive ceiling height are ideally suited for a cocktail party for up to 100 people.

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Activities and team-building events

Musée du Parfum - Fragonard

Nouveau musée du parfum Fragonard accueil billetterie, Paris © OTCP

Create your own bespoke Eau de toilette with natural and mixed essences under the guidance of a ‘nose’ during a 2-hour workshop in the Opera Garnier district with Musée du Parfum - Fragonard. A fun experience to get an insight into the expertise of a perfume maker! The workshop can take place in French, English, German and Italian. Each participant will be able to take away an elegant 100 ml perfume bottle (and pouch) of bespoke Eau de Cologne, together with a perfume maker’s apron and a certificate of participation. The workshop is followed by a guided tour of the perfume, soap, and cosmetics factory to discover the history of perfume, the raw materials and the different extraction methods.

Enjoy a team-building event, from 10 people, a sophisticated and informal event that will appeal to your emotions, shared enjoyment, and creativity.

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Flyview offers you an immersive and unique experience: equipping you with a supersonic jet pack to visit landmark monuments from up in the sky. Thrills guaranteed! Several simulators await you in this 800 m² space dedicated to virtual reality and reveal the latest star attraction titled The Impossible Visit – Hidden Paris that propels you into the hidden side of Paris, with a visit into the machinery of the Eiffel Tower or the secret corridors of the Pantheon. You can hire the venue for up to 120 guests.

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Wecandoo - Atelier artisan ébéniste, Paris  © Edouard Eyglunent

Ever dreamed of putting yourself into the shoes of a true artisan during a fun activity? Wecandoo makes this a reality! Ceramics, cabinet making, leather goods or even cheese making. Wecandoo welcomes you in a 200 m² space devoted to passing on artisanal know-how for a team-building event led by an artisanal expert who will communicate their passion and enthusiasm. What’s more, you get to leave with your own unique creation! For small groups (usually up to 6 people), the team-building activities take place in the workshop of the artisan selected.

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Meeting the French

Meeting The French - The french visit some of Paris finest pastry and chocolate boutique © MTF

For a typically Parisian activity, go to Meeting the French with its original activities. Set out, for example, to discover Parisian markets with the cooking & market activity. After a tour of a market and its delicious products with a chef to choose ingredients, you then go to the chef’s apartment for a convivial cooking lesson (for all levels). After you have finished cooking, you sit down in the dining room to savour the fruits of your labour!

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