What better way to develop your strategy for tomorrow than a day spent in a leafy location? Lush Parisian parks and gardens, wooded parkland in the Paris region, or more quirky spots such as a racecourse or an architectural wonder… take a look at our ideas for places to plan a seminar, a team-building event or even a garden party away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Make a lasting impression on people by planning an event at a legendary racecourse! France Galop provides several prestigious reception lounges at the racecourses of Auteuil and ParisLongchamp to give you a front row seat to the races, while enjoying your event in a celebratory atmosphere (up to 3,000 people for a cocktail reception). Available for private hire during the races but also during the rest of the year, the two racecourses both provide an incomparable green setting on the edge of Paris. And for an unforgettable event, don’t miss the JeuXdi by ParisLonchamp from 13 May to 9 September, where you will discover the festive side of racing in the evening in the lively atmosphere of after-work gatherings.
The Jardin d’Acclimatation is Paris’s oldest amusement park and has been a favourite place for kids and grown-ups since the time of Napoleon III. Extending over 18 hectares on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne, the garden not only has rides and farm animals, but it also has several event spaces for corporate events. At the heart of the park, the Orangery is a vast luminous place with glass and metal facades that can host up to 300 people for a cocktail reception. In summer, the terrace is available for garden parties. The Grande Verrière and Jules Gouffé restaurant both have terraces that cater for your lunches and dinners. Finally, the Théâtre Rouge and its 122 m² stage provide an ideal option for your conferences and screenings.
Centre National de Football Clairefontaine
The Centre National de Clairefontaine, the historic residence of the French National Team, benefits from an exception setting at the heart of the Parc naturel de la haute vallée de Chevreuse, just 45 minutes away from Paris. With its many event spaces, this is THE perfect place to motivate your teams in an environment that encourages sharing and success, both sporting and professional. 2 auditoriums (254 and 110 seats), 9 meeting rooms (up to 50 people) and a 500 m²-space make it possible to welcome all types of events. For a seminar lasting several days, 140 spacious guest rooms are available for participants to spend the night onsite.
Pavillon Chesnaie du Roy
Situated in the heart of the Bois de Vincennes, in the Parc Floral, the Pavillon Chesnaie du Roy provides a relaxing atmosphere in an outstanding natural setting in Paris. On the first floor, four flexible rooms(51 to 294 m²) welcome your meetings, study days and sub-committees. On the ground floor is a panoramic reception room (624 m²) with large plate glass windows; it can be divided into two areas and opens onto a magnificent terrace (400 m²) with a view of the Parc Floral and its ‘valley’ of flowers. The panoramic terrace can host up to 800 people for a cocktail reception.
Domaine de Chantilly
For your event, offer your collaborators the enchanting setting of the Chantilly Estate, where history, art and nature converge. Less than one hour away from Paris, this jewel of French heritage has impressive spaces available for private hire such as the chateau, the park, the Grandes Ecuries, and the racecourse. The chateau offers richly furnished apartments, galleries, and cabinets housing the collections of the Duc d’Aumale. Organize cocktail receptions of up to 200 people in the largest gallery of the chateau or combine several spaces to host up to 600 people. For an outdoor event, opt for the 2,000 m² Cour des Remises in the Grandes Ecuries or the 115-hectare park, combining French, English and Anglo-Chinese gardens.
Pavillon de la Grande Cascade
The Grande Cascade, a starred restaurant in the Bois de Boulogne and former hunting pavilion of Napoleon III, is an historic place in a leafy setting away from the hustle and bustle of the capital. Its 5 private reception rooms (from 33 to 200 m²) can host 12 to 120 people, and are elegantly decorated with mirrors, gilding and chandeliers. The chef Frédéric Robert and pastry chef Nelson Lechien offer revisited authentic cuisine, by adding an original touch to dishes composed of excellent ingredients to enhance French gastronomy. In summer, the restaurant takes on a different appearance and welcomes guests for a sunny getaway on its magnificent terrace. The lush setting of the Bois de Boulogne and the tranquillity of the place will make your corporate meal a timeless moment to savour.
Musée de Montmartre – Jardins Renoir
The Musée de Montmartre, situated in one of the oldest houses on the Butte Montmartre, has seen the likes of many famous artists from Auguste Renoir to Suzanne Valadon. During the summer season, the Jardins Renoir at this museum are available for the hosting of private events such as cocktail receptions and other corporate events for up to 300 people. This lovely green spot, far removed from the clamour of the city, is an ideal place for private receptions and affords an exceptional view of the vines of the Clos Montmartre vineyard. For your indoor receptions, the Salle Poulbot can host up to 80 people for a cocktail reception. The little plus points of this charming place? A stroll around the lily pool pond and special tours on request.
Green River Cruise
See Paris from the Seine by taking a private cruise with Green River Cruise on a pontoon boat (12 passengers), imported directly from the United States. These comfortable and luxurious sailing craft afford wonderful views and provide the perfect setting for a lunch, dinner, or after-work event in the open air. For a convivial corporate meal with your clients, opt for the 1-hour 30 minute Eiffel Tower cruise and for an aperitif with colleagues, choose the 2-hour cruise that takes you as far as the Statue of Liberty, or the 3-hour cruise that takes you by the 5 islands dotted along the Seine to the Ile Seguin.
And why not get some fresh air in the course of an incentive or team-building activity with colleagues? Set offer on a journey through the capital on a Dutch bike, the best way to discover little gems of the French capital. On a guided tour for up to 200 participants, enjoy many anecdotes and under the radar addresses. For a first visit to Paris, Holland Bikes offers a ‘Private guided tour’ that gives you a glimpse of all the famous treasures of the capital, and, for connoisseurs of the capital, the Paris ‘Secrets Tour’ will show you little-known and hidden aspects of the city.
Garden Party - Performances Net
Performances Net unveils its new concept "Je designe ma Garden Party" which allows you to organize your next professional event in the heart of historic gardens and estates across the Ile-de-France region. Choose the garden, theme, furniture, caterer and entertainment you want to curate your ideal outdoor event. Perfect for cocktail parties, picnics, outdoor workshops and teambuilding activities, Performances Net works with more than 20 prestigious venues, including the Domaine de Chantilly, the Château de Versailles and the Château de Fontainebleau. The capacity of the events and the rooms available for privatization depend on the venue chosen.