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Why Plan an Incentive Trip in Paris?

The city of lights, with its famed canal bridges, iconic monuments, and classic street-side boutiques - Paris is one of the most glamorous cities in the world. Take in the belle epoque architecture as you stroll alongside the Seine or sample glorious treats in a country known for its haute cuisine. Or simply take a seat and people watch from one of the quaint cafes as stylish Parisians bustle by. With its central location to Europe, getting to and around Paris is a breeze. The hardest part will be deciding which Arrondissement to call home, as each neighbourhood district offers its own distinct style and flair. Its ease of travel and delicious cuisine is ideal for a a incentive trip in Paris. As Audrey Hepburn once said, "Paris is Always a Good Idea" - it's impossible to disagree!

  • Easy To Get To: CDG is one of Europe’s busiest airports, and is also one of the most accessible! 
  • Delicious Food: Known for its gastronomy, Paris is home to several Michelin-starred restaurants. 
  • Arts and Entertainment: The city is full of entertainment options - from cabaret to opera to historical tours - making it a great choice for an incentive trip in Paris. 
  • Historically Unique: Paris is rich in history, and its landmarks are spread across the city for visitors to enjoy. 
  • Beautiful Culture: Hosting a incentive trip in Paris gives your guests a bit of change (hello Francais!), while exposing them to the beautiful culture of the French! 
Quick Facts about Paris
Best Suited For:
City & Culture Lovers
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CDG (1 Hour)
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Top Incentive Trip Venues in Paris

Mercure Paris Centre Eiffel Tower Hotel 

Right in the heart of Paris and just a stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower, you will find the 4-star Mercure Paris Centre Eiffel Tower Hotel.  Close to many quaint restaurants and shopping boutiques, this modern hotel is a hidden treasure brimming with character. 

Each of the hotel's 405 rooms feature vibrant wall murals and modern furnishings - making your stay a comfortable one. Rooms are cozy and contemporary, with top-of-the-line Mercure bedding and impressive en-suits.

Sofitel Paris le Faubourg 

Sofitel Paris le Faubourg is a haven of French elegance nestled in the heart of Paris. The hotel's stunning Haussmannian facade is a testament to its rich history, while the interior is a perfect blend of contemporary design and classic sophistication. From the moment you step through its doors, you'll be transported to a world of luxury and refinement.

Novotel Paris Les Halles 

Situated in a prime central location at the heart of Paris' 1st district, you will find the luxury 4-star Novotel Paris Les Halles. This establishment's proximity to the Louvre museum, the Seine River and the Notre Dame Cathedral connects you to discover Paris' art and history. The hotel's numerous 285 rooms are furnished with elegant and contemporary decor which makes for a very serene atmosphere.  Perfect for business or leisure, some rooms are located on the upper floors of the hotel affording spectacular views of Paris, while other rooms offer luminous suites with separate living spaces.  

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How We Can Help Your Team in Paris

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Incentive Trip Activities

Top Incentive Trip Activities in Paris

Some Retreat Activities to Consider in Paris

Corporate team building activities in Paris offer unique experiences such as canal cruises, where teams can bond while enjoying the scenic waterways of the city. Additionally, French cooking classes and opera house tours provide immersive cultural engagements, fostering teamwork through shared culinary and artistic adventures.

Canal and River Cruise

Take in Paris in a way unlike any other on a spectacular cruise down the Seine River. Lifting your anchor, you will have the opportunity to discover the city's top sites, such as the Notre Dame, Louvre, and, of course, the Eiffel Tower. A perfect way to explore Paris, you can add to your experience by popping a bottle of French wine, enjoying traditional music, and nibbling on some cheese or baked goods.

French Cooking Class

Teambuilding Description: It goes without saying - Paris is a food lover's dream. And what better way to learn about traditional French cuisine than with a hands-on cooking class? During this exclusive opportunity, local professional chefs will teach your group how to make classic dishes ranging from baguettes with cheese to macarons - and introduce you to the mouth-watering taste of premium French oils and wines.

Private Opera House Tour

It doesn't get more traditional than the Opera! Hundreds of years old, both the Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille have been home to thousands of world-renowned ballets and operas. The Paris Opera puts on an extensive program every year. Arguably as famous as other Parisian landmarks, the Palais Garnier is reflective of the Italian influence in 1800s Europe. Following the traditional Napoleon III-style principal, very little of the building has been left undecorated. Catch a performance of Giselle from backstage, and get a private tour of the ins and outs of the Paris Opera!

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Top Tips for an Incentive Trip in Paris

Expert Advice for an Incentive in Paris

  1. Bring An Appetite: A trip to Paris isn’t complete without trying one of the famed delicacies. For your next incentive trip in Paris, plan for good food! 
  2. Pack Comfy Shoes: This is important - Paris is bigger than everyone thinks and you’ll have to do plenty of walking to catch them all. Pack accordingly! 
  3. Embrace The Culture: The French are proud of their culture, and doing your research ahead of time is key in knowing what to expect and how to take advantage of it! 
  4. Do It All: Paris is divided up into ‘arrondissements’, which are basically districts. Each arrondissement has it’s own vibe, and it’s worth checking them all out! 
  5. Enjoy The ‘Touristy’ Things: There’s a reason Paris is so famous! Take advantage of all the city has to offer, even the most ‘touristy’ things to do. 

Any Other Considerations for an Incentive in Paris

Paris is generally a safe city to visit, however, due to its size and population density, tourists can be at risk for petty crime and pickpocketing. To avoid this, travel in groups, don’t draw unnecessary or unwanted attention to yourself, and keep your purses and bags zipped up and close to your body. 

France is considered very inclusive for minority groups and travellers from the LGBTQ+ community. 

FAQs

Corporate Retreat FAQ

Are work retreats worth it?
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Definitively, yes. Work retreats allocate time and space for teams to break free from the everyday routine, encouraging innovation and creativity. These getaways promote deeper relationships among employees while fueling their productivity back in the office.

How much do companies spend on retreats?
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Company spending on corporate retreats can dramatically vary depending on factors such as location, size of the team, activities planned, and accommodation type. Often the budget ranges from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands. Take a look at our budgeting cheat sheet to learn more. 

How long should a corporate retreat last?
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Generally, corporate retreats tend to fall within 2-5 days including travel time. The duration depends largely on the goals you aim to achieve from the event — whether it's strategic planning or strengthening employee relationships.

What is the importance of corporate retreats?
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Corporate retreats are essential for enhancing team bonding, morale boosting, breaking deadlock situations in projects or negotiations, revisiting shared goals and celebrating achievements together. They provide an exclusive environment away from regular work stress where people can rejuvenate while getting a broader perspective on company objectives.

What would be the average budget for a corporate retreat?
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This again hugely varies but according to some market sources; small businesses might anticipate investing $500-$1000 per person whereas larger enterprises may cater budgets around $2000-$5000 per participant inclusive of flights & accommodations along with food & activities.

How do you choose a corporate retreat destination?
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It involves considering various factors like ease of transportation, total distance participants need to travel, overall cost-efficiency and types of available facilities. Always remember to customize the location depending upon your specific retreat goals.

What is the best way to plan a remote company retreat?
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Start by setting clear objectives for the retreat. Next, determine activities that align with these goals — this can range from professional development workshops to leisure and bonding opportunities. Establishing rules for engagement can further ensure a rewarding experience.

What's the best way to find corporate retreat facilities?
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Online research is a great starting point. Beyond that, you might want to tap into your professional network or, even better, consult corporate retreat planners who are familiar with various locations, venues, and itineraries that would be ideally suited to your company.

All-inclusive retreat locations for my organization
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Resorts often offer all-inclusive packages designed specifically for corporations which include accommodation, food services along with team-building exercises in their diverse amenities like golf courses or spas.

Company retreat ideas?
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The possibilities are endless. Team building games, skill-sharing sessions, wellness and mindfulness seminars, problem solving challenges and culinary competitions are some of quite popular ideas among many others.

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Meet Some of Our Retreat Experts

Amanda LeGresley
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Keswick, ON

Amanda brings her keen eye for travel and event planning to our Operations Team, bolstered by over a decade of experience managing events for the Toronto Film Festival and other swanky clientele across Canada (she's fancy like that).

Her passion for creating memorable experiences (particularly around a great meal) makes her the perfect fit as an Operations Manager, planning awe-inspiring events for our clients.

In her spare time, Amanda loves exploring the great outdoors either on the road with the sunroof down, or on the ATV trails near her hometown of Keswick, Ontario. Indoors, she's known for being a bit of a 'sushi savant', and kicking back on the couch with the latest Reality TV with her dog, Rebel.

Andrew Hercus
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Canmore, AB

Our resident "Mountain Man", if there's a job in the wild, chances are Andrew's had it. Ski Patrol? Check. Whitewater Kayak Instructor? Check. Spartan Race Medic? Somehow, even that too.  To say he's big on the great outdoors (and every Canadian cliche) is an understatement. Andrew lives, breathes, and (literally) eats the wilderness.

Andrew joins the Moniker team from his home within the Rocky Mountains, in Canmore, AB, leading the Trip Planning & Operations team where he brings his talents to coordinating gobs of detail and data into seamless execution of our retreats. He's also a licensed Medic which comes in handy when our guests have a little too much fun on destination!

Casey Cogan
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Ottawa, ON

Hailing from the nation's capital, Casey joins us as an Operations Manager to ensure every Moniker program is perfectly planned.

With a keen eye for the details, and a self-proclaimed overachieving perfectionist, we're lucky to have her on our team. Casey's got a sweet tooth and a soft spot for unique handbags, and is always on the hunt to add to her collection during her travels around the globe.

Amanda LeGresley
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Keswick, ON

Amanda brings her keen eye for travel and event planning to our Operations Team, bolstered by over a decade of experience managing events for the Toronto Film Festival and other swanky clientele across Canada (she's fancy like that).

Her passion for creating memorable experiences (particularly around a great meal) makes her the perfect fit as an Operations Manager, planning awe-inspiring events for our clients.

In her spare time, Amanda loves exploring the great outdoors either on the road with the sunroof down, or on the ATV trails near her hometown of Keswick, Ontario. Indoors, she's known for being a bit of a 'sushi savant', and kicking back on the couch with the latest Reality TV with her dog, Rebel.

Andrew Hercus
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Canmore, AB

Our resident "Mountain Man", if there's a job in the wild, chances are Andrew's had it. Ski Patrol? Check. Whitewater Kayak Instructor? Check. Spartan Race Medic? Somehow, even that too.  To say he's big on the great outdoors (and every Canadian cliche) is an understatement. Andrew lives, breathes, and (literally) eats the wilderness.

Andrew joins the Moniker team from his home within the Rocky Mountains, in Canmore, AB, leading the Trip Planning & Operations team where he brings his talents to coordinating gobs of detail and data into seamless execution of our retreats. He's also a licensed Medic which comes in handy when our guests have a little too much fun on destination!

Casey Cogan
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Ottawa, ON

Hailing from the nation's capital, Casey joins us as an Operations Manager to ensure every Moniker program is perfectly planned.

With a keen eye for the details, and a self-proclaimed overachieving perfectionist, we're lucky to have her on our team. Casey's got a sweet tooth and a soft spot for unique handbags, and is always on the hunt to add to her collection during her travels around the globe.

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