The Wonders of France

Posted On: November 20, 2017

There’s nowhere in the world quite like France.

As one of the oldest countries on Earth, it has had hundreds of years to develop a sophisticated, refined and diverse culture. It is no myth that the people of France value their wine, cheese, fashion and art, making these things a major part of their lives. Their traditions are celebrated, and their citizens are patriotic and loyal when it comes to the rich history of their country.

Travel Incentives to France

Visiting France can be an unforgettable and incredibly rewarding experience. As the largest country in Western Europe, there is never a shortage of things to do, explore, taste, see and hear. From its scenic countryside to its bustling cities, the opportunities are endless.

We encourage groups to begin their mornings in France with a café au lait and a buttery croissant before strolling through your destination city. Paris, perhaps. There your travel incentive recipients can admire the impeccable fashion of Parisians, the fine art, the gorgeous gardens and architecture along with appreciating the quaintness of all the sidewalk cafes. After visiting a museum with a select tour guide, your group may decide to relax on the grassy areas around the Eiffel Tower, soaking up the sun before hitting the culinary heart of Europe for dinner.

France’s Top 5 Must-See’s

Although there are hundreds of places to visit in France, a few tried and true options cannot be beat. Here are five must-sees you can request when booking group travel or meetings hosted in France:

  1. Natural Parklands: About ten percent of the country has been preserved as natural parks, protecting the wildlife and flora living there. Wherever your team stays in France, there is a good chance that one of these breathtaking reserves are nearby.
  2. Paris: The City of Lights doesn’t disappoint. It is home to some of the world’s most famous and alluring attractions: The Louvre:  The world’s largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris. Eiffel Tower: The world’s most visited paid monument. Champs-Élysées: One of the world’s most famous streets. Musée d'Orsay: One of the largest art museums in Europe.
  3. South of France/French Riviera: Home to dazzling seaside towns like Cannes, Nice, Monaco and St. Tropez. This region is overflowing with luxury, fashion, sandy beaches and more.
  4. Versailles: Previously the home of Marie Antoinette, Versailles is a beautiful and extravagant site where your group could spend an entire day. Impeccable gardens and cascading fountains are sprinkled around the huge estate where visitors can wander down its many pathways.
  5. Lake Annecy: This hidden gem known as “Europe’s cleanest lake” is nestled in the quaint and historic town of Annecy. From hiking to kayaking, there are many ways to explore this land.
  6. BONUS! Wine Region: While there are vineyards in most areas of France, the Loire Valley is the pièce de résistance for wine lovers. Still, sparkling wine, dessert wine, rosé and more varieties begin their journey to the bottle in the rich soils of this region. There are gorgeous tours with lovely wine tastings and wine and food pairings that are simply exquisite.

How Docherty Can Get Your Team to France

France is a place that has something for everyone, making it perfect for meetings and incentive programs. Your team would undoubtedly benefit from the experience of traveling to this culturally rich and diverse country.

As a full service incentive marketing and global event management company, Docherty Incentives & Meetings is proud to offer end-to-end program planning, branded program websites, creative program communications and more. Your team deserves a reward. Let us give them a trip they will never forget!