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Exclusive Themed Evenings

..Unique Venues & Beautiful Places in France

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Our expertise as luxury travel curators truly comes to the fore when our team creates magical themed evenings in France, designed to exceed your highest expectations. All of our bespoke private events and soirees are held in spectacular settings and unique venues: ones situated in some of the most beautiful places in France. We carefully adapt these exceptional places so that they perfectly correspond to your requirements, whether you’re holding a private gala, family celebration, wedding anniversary or a key corporate event.

At Exclusive France Tours, themed evening functions inspire and motivate our team more than any other event. Our competitive side emerges as we vie to contribute ideas towards creating your dream function. Whether you’re envisaging a corporate gathering or a special celebration for family and friends, our approach is the same: We work closely with all of our clients to ensure we perfectly fulfil their vision for the event.

Marie Tesson in vineyard founder of Exclusive France Tours

Marie Tesson

Founder

Passionate about pastry and gastronomy, my greatest pleasure is to meet artisans. I like exploring new places, new products. I never hesitate to go beyond the demands of our customers, for a full satisfaction.

Our Formula for Success

Our formula for success is triple-pronged. We bring over 20 years of travel and event management experience to the table, alongside an extensive knowledge of France’s much-celebrated culture: its history, cuisine, wines and natural wonders. We combine our expertise with your ideas, vision and specific requirements. Whether you have only a vague notion of what you’re looking for or a fully developed concept, we will work closely with you to develop and plan the perfect evening: offering possibilities for the theme, venue, catering choices and entertainment.

We understand you are looking for something genuinely unique: an “occasion to end all occasions” – leaving you and your guests with wonderful and unforgettable memories. Memories that will spark anecdotes at family gatherings or company meetings for years to come. For our corporate clients, we help you create the competitive edge. We plan exceptional company events in France that set you apart to your customers an perfectly translate your corporate values and brand.

We love to add surprise elements and unexpected touches to your special event. These are the ineffable sparks that create a unique ambience, stimulating conversation and congeniality.

Designing your enchanting themed evenings...

Exclusive France Tours also values authenticity

We are proud of France’s rich culture and play our part in honouring it. Aspects such as the theme, venue, catering and entertainment can reflect not only your hospitality but showcase the celebrated traditions of a specific region. By involving local artisans, the ambassadors of a given French region, your guests will gain cultural experience and insight that is truly rich.

Our role is entirely flexible. We can wholly plan and manage your special event, from working up a theme to finding locations and partner vendors and managing logistics. But we can also play a more limited role in line with your specific requirements: this might include the selection and bookings of hotels, restaurants, or organising transportation for your guests.

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Together we choose the appropriate location for your event. We draw all our inspiration from you: your requirements, vision and primary goals for the event. Once we settle on a main theme, we will find the perfect location and venue to bring your enchanted soiree to life. Fortunately, France is certainly not lacking in remarkable places!

The possibilities are as wide as your imagination is. Together we can give life to your dream event. We build on your desired theme, then locate remarkable venues: these are often ones not generally open to the public, and situated in isolated areas. We work tirelessly to fulfill your vision, from designing every small detail to the unfolding of the grand evening itself – ensuring the night flows seamlessly and smoothly. This allows you to relax and thoroughly enjoy every moment.

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Number of participants : from 15 to 100

Where : Several towns in France

Goal : team spirit; fun; gastronomic discovery

Summary : One of our most popular teambuilding activities. The ‘gourmet’ games allow you to savour the best of our regions’ local products – charcuterie, mustard and vinegars, gingerbread, blackcurrant liquor, cheeses, chocolate, the pink cookies of Reims, macarons and sweets– gastronomic discovery is the name of the game. Armed with instructions and a road directory, you will traverse the region, discovering beautiful countryside while trying to unravel all the clues so as not to miss any of the gourmet delights.

Bike rally

Number of participants : from 20 to 80

Where : In the middle of nature; amongst vine paths; the Pyrenees for the more adventurous

Goal : team spirit; challenge; sports

Summary : Come and discover the diverse beauty of France through its countryside, seaside or mountains. One of our favorite tours amongst several others is biking through France’s prestigious wine-making regions. Cycling along rustic, sun-drenched paths, enjoy the beautiful vistas of manicured green vines set against the rolling hills, trickling streams and blue skies. Fresh air, camaraderie, and a wonderful of sense of life and nature will prevail. Shared memories of a unique experience will bond the group.

Cooking classes

Number of participants : from 15 to 120

Where : Several towns in France

Goal : team spirit; creativity; social interaction.

Summary : Cooking is a fantastic activity to be enjoyed with a group of colleagues. Not only will you discover a unique culinary and dining experience, you will also realise that cooking really is fun, accessible and appealing! Cooking classes are above all a means to unite and inspire for the creativity within the group.

All classes are guided by expert chefs who have great passion for teaching and sharing their knowledge. Upon arrival, the group will receive an apron and prepare a full meal: starter, main dish and dessert. Under the direction of the Chef, the teams will prepare and then enjoy the fruits of their shared labour. Team spirit and a good collective mood are all on the menu!

Jeep rally in Burgundy vineyards

Number of participants : from 15 to 60

Where : Burgundy

Goal : Team spirit; social interactivity; a bit of action and adventure

Summary : Get behind the wheels of authentic army jeeps for a unique team adventure. Set in the middle of legendary Burgundy vineyards such as Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Saint Aubin, Gamay, Saint-Romain, participants are divided into teams, and each assigned to a jeep. With their instructions and road directory in hand, they drive off along vineyard lanes to seek ‘treasure’: meetings with wine professionals to discover unique Pinot and Chardonnay wines; or with a geologist on the hillsides where Grand Crus are produced in treasured terroirs; or with a cooper who will introduce you to mounting barrels.

Along the drive, the participants will have to undergo different challenges to learn more about the region. The teams will celebrate the end of the rally in a prestigious wine domain.

Wine workshops

Number of participants : from 30 to 90

Where : Burgundy

Goal : Encourage team interaction; improve wine expertise

Summary : Discover more about wine from the professionals – wine makers and sommeliers – in private settings. These workshops will help you understand the complexities of wine. Your team will develop a deeper understanding wines and learn the art of tasting. Impress your clients and work colleagues when you next select wine to accompany dinner.

Horsemanship discovery

Number of participants : individual or small groups

Where : Provence; Aquitaine

Goal : management; self-confidence; team leading

Summary : On the Camargue beaches, in the shadow of Mount Sainte Victoire, or during the Transhumance festival, meet the “Guardians”. Also known as the Provençal cowboys, you will get to know their horses, their cattle and their herding dogs. Experience an ethology workshop to understand animal behaviour.

You will discover an entirely different way of life, built around of a language with ancient gestures and accent. Discover your ability to manage and relate to horses, the Masters of the human being. You may reveal hidden management talents!

Photo safari by segway

Number of participants : from 30 to 100

Where : Different towns in France

Goal : team spirit; social interaction

Summary : Move along in silence aboard a segway, even across long distances. Driving a segway is totally intuitive and is as if the machine were an extension of your body. In order to create a true challenge, you can be equipped with a camera, allowing you to capture the best moments of your trip. Accompanied by professional photographers, you will be briefed on how to take outstanding pictures based on different criteria: the most artistic, the funniest, the most originalTry and catch the best moments on a given theme. The team with the best photos will be named victorious!

Auction

Number of participants : from 30 to 120

Where : Numerous locations- upon request

Goal : team spirit; management; social interaction

Summary : Join in an exciting adventure where strategy will be the focus. This team-building exercise is founded on true cooperation and joining of strengths to strategize effectively.

Compete with other teams in an unusual auction in which activities, rather than paintings and luxury goods, will be up for bidding. The group will be divided into teams, and set challenges requiring a wide range of skills and knowledge. Each person will be required to contribute; intellectuals as well as athletes, strategists and support staff. There will be a grand finale auction: a challenging test to determine which team will emerge victorious.

Historical treasure hunt

Number of participants : from 15 to as many as required

Where : Different towns around France

Goal : team spirit

Summary : Treasure hunts with a twist! We develop themes that prove challenging – guaranteed to fire up the competitive forces. Team rivalry builds strong bonds and identity accompanied with many laughs. These entertaining and challenging competitions foster team spirit, heightened morale and boosted motivation.

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client reviews

Marie, I wanted to thank you for this Eductour which allowed us to discover the Burgundy high places, to live moments of rare emotion (the ULM...) and magic (the evening with chefs) and to meet a wide range of partners. Contacts taken during the appointments were very interesting. The organization on the theme "la Grande Vadrouille" was successful with playful epics across the vineyards... (although we came back home exhausted- but happy with such a rich, extensive and hectic programme!). Thank you again!

Marie Tesson had created for us in November 2017 a tailor made journey around vineyard in the Burgundy region. Our clients from different cultures and backgrounds but all of them with high expectations were absolutely delighted. Ms. Tesson did a great job, her knowledge, her skills and her capacity to listen and to adapt were key factors for the success of our journey. I highly recommend Ms. Tesson to any client who wishes a high quality event.

Highly recommend. I am not easily impressed, but Marie managed the impossible throughout our entire Champagne experience. She was able to secure private and exclusive access to prestigious houses, which is a privilege reserved only for major distributors and celebrities. Each visit was unique, exclusive, educational and delicious. Looking forward to working with her to explore the rest of France.
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