Premier Tourist Destination in the World
France receives the highest number of tourists averaging an impressive 83 million visitors each year with a consistent increase in the number of Asian visitors each year.
What's New: Paris Reclaims Top Spot in 2016 in City Rankings for International Meetings:
Paris was recently declared a global leader by ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) for hosting the most number of congresses in 2016. The famed City of Lights hosted a stupendous 196 congresses and is now a step ahead of other European capitals including London, Vienna and Berlin besides others. Ranked first in 2014 and second in 2015, this distinction reaffirms Paris's prowess as congress capital.
Experience a unique, dynamic and high-performance transport network designed to offer services that can be adapted for MICE and other corporate visitors. France is home to 11 international airports and one of the longest and safest road networks in Europe. Its geographical positioning also provides convenient surface and air access to other European capitals. A total of 31 weekly direct flights on Air France, Air India and Jet Airways connect Indian metropolises such as New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru to France.
What's New: Since June this year, Paris and Bordeaux are just a 2 hour TGV train ride apart and the distance between Paris and Rennes has been shortened to less than 90 minutes by train.(July 2017).
Coming Soon: Jet Airway's direct flight on the route Chennai Paris (September 2017 onwards)
Bienvenue à Paris
Efforts put in by Air France make your airport experience in Paris fairly simple and very welcoming! A bouquet of services and facilities such as Meet and Greet (on request), signboards in different languages, multilingual information counters, the Air France lounge experience for its business and club class passengers and diverse shopping options ensures time well spent at the airport! The airport-city commute has never been easier. A dedicated taxi line on the highway connecting the airports and fixed taxi fares to/from the airport ensure a smooth ride!
Diversity of Locales:
France offers a kaleidoscope of picturesque locales that provide a perfect backdrop to your events. From verdant vineyards, dynamic metropolises chic sea-side and alpine resorts, the destination spoils you for choice and pampers you with its legendary hospitality!
Want inspiration for venues for your next event? Choose from 41 UNESCO World Heritage sites, more than 40 000 castles, abbeys, manors, churches and 8 000 museums that France is home to. An exquisite collection of 23 hotels classified as Palace power your event with touches of the legendary French hospitality.
Delectable Sensory Initiatives:
French cuisine is unparalleled and the Gastronomic Meal of the French has the honour of being added to the UNESCO Intangible Heritage of Humanity List since November 2010. Let the delectable flavours of French gastronomy surprise you at a collection of 616 Michelin-starred restaurants. The dynamism of French cuisine is matched by the passion of its chefs who are always ready to adapt and create gastronomic delicacies that are in perfect harmony with your culinary preferences. The role of French gastronomy in France's culture and daily way of life is only enhanced by the fact that celebrated chef Guy Savoy has been appointed as Atout France's Tourism Ambassador - MICE.
•France's verdant vineyards have appealed to a large global audience over the years. In 2016, France welcomed an approximate of 10 million oenotourists (of which 4.2 million were overseas visitors) to it wine regions. An encouraging increase of almost 33% in the number of oenotourists (both local and foreign) since 2009 only indicate France's growing appeal in this domain.
•67 wine tourism regions in France bestowed with the prestigious "Vignobles and Découvertes" reveal their secrets to the discerning traveller. Indulge in offbeat vineyard discoveries, interact with local wine-growers and raise a toast to France's best kept open secret- wine!
France accords great importance to the safety of its visitors. To enhance safety measures, the Government of France maintains a threat rating system known locally as "Vigipirate''. Under this plan, during times of heightened security, the government augments police with armed forces and increases their presence at airports, train and metro stations, and other locations such as schools, major tourist attractions, and government institutions.
Environment conservation and protection is a top priority and concern for France with the historic Paris Climate Accord taking place in the capital in 2015. The country offers many specially developed "Green Packages" as innovative options to its corporates. France has been certified with the ISO 20121, which is a voluntary standard for sustainable event management.
Eager to augment its number of Indian business travellers, France offers you customised solutions. Choose from a selection of venues, activities, hotels and incoming tour agencies that are more than happy to counsel and curate experiences in line with your budget. Check well in advance on peak and off-peak dates for the hotel of your choice and benefit from competitive rates. Seek the help of our professionals for providing customised solutions that includes a gamut of offbeat activities or cultural events that add a bit of the local flavour to your next corporate event in France!
Exceptional Venues... At A Glance
Want to organise something exceptional and grandiose? Our selection of venues below are sure to add the right momentum to your next event in France:
The Grand Musée de Parfum
La Seine Musicale
The Yves Saint Laurent Museum (October 2017)
La Cité International du Vin
New Maritim Museum (scheduled for 2018)
Intercontinental Hotel Dieu ( 2018)
Cité de la Gastronomie (2018)
A new 5* hotel in the heart of the old town housed in an abbey