The 5 best venues to make your back to school event travel

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After a well-deserved break, it's time to get together with partners and colleagues to prepare for the new school year. And if your teams are having trouble getting motivated for the start of the new year, surprise them with these newvenues for your professional events. Take advantage of the Indian summer to leave Paris behind and experience a truly exotic back-to-school seminar. Greek Odyssey, Roman journey, oenological escape... All without crossing the border! Here are the 5 best venues to make your back-to-school event travel.


1/5 - For your back-to-school event, a real Greek odyssey at Villa Kerylos

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Villa Keryols, Rue Gustave Eiffel, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France

What if you were to snub the Parisian back-to-school season to enjoy the sweet life of the Riviera? For your next professional event, push the doors of a breathtaking place: the Villa Kérylos. Just a stone's throw from Nice, this splendid Belle Époque residence invites you to a meeting under the sign of the Indian summer. A masterpiece designed by architect Emmanuel Pontremoli, this jewel floating on the Mediterranean is an exceptional tribute to ancient Greek civilization.

One can easily imagine divine festivities in this sumptuous setting. Villa Kerylos is theideal place to organize a business cocktail party out of sight. Slip into its fabulous garden, suspended between sky and sea. While you enjoy a refreshing break in the shade of its peristyle, Paris will seem far away.

2/5 - An epic B2B meeting at the Musée de la Romanité

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Musée de la Romanité, 16 Bd des Arènes, 30900 Nîmes, France

Think of your back-to-school event as a peplum. Jump on a train to Nîmes and the Musée de la Romanité. This surprising building with a futuristic look will take you on a journey through time. In this building imagined by Elisabeth de Portzamparc, incredible archaeological collections are brought together to make you relive twenty-five centuries of history.

The journey to imperial Rome also continues on the rooftop: here, your guests can enjoy a view of the two-thousand-year-old amphitheater and a 360° panorama of the city. A true island of serenity in the heart of Nîmes, the Musée de la Romanité offers you Spaces available to hire unparalleled. Let yourself be seduced by the reception room bordering the archaeological garden or surprise your guests during a cocktail party in the amazing Roman Street. A unique address to start the new season under the best auspices.

3/5 - A timeless escape at the Abbaye de Royaumont

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Abbaye de Royaumont, 95270 Asnières-sur-Oise, France

Turn your return to the office into a return to nature. At the gates of Paris, the Abbaye de Royaumont is an incredible haven of peace nestled in a 7-hectare park. This jewel of Gothic art founded by Saint Louis in the 13th century is a serene setting dedicated to the arts and culture. A spiritual Mecca of the Cistercian order, the Abbey is now home to the first French foundation of public utility with a cultural vocation.

This reception venue where time seems to stand still will make its mark on your BtoB event. Set the tone for a conference in the majestic Réfectoire des moines. Let serenity envelop your cocktail party in the incredible Galerie du Cloître or during a walk in the freshness of one of its three Remarkable Gardens. Your meetings will never have been so rural!

4/5 - A delicious oenological and cultural immersion at the Cité du Vin

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Cité du vin, 1 Esplanade de Pontac, Bordeaux, France

Extend the epicurean atmosphere of your vacations with your business partners by organizing your next event at the Cité du Vin. In the heart of Bordeaux, this incredible building with its futuristic architecture is a high cultural place dedicated to the sweet beverage. Supported by the Fondation pour la culture et les civilisations du vin, it will allow you to live an immersive and multisensory experience for a full energy recovery.

Themed tours, diving into the history of wine, tasting workshops... The Cité du Vin is not just a reception venue: it will let you experience our oenological heritage in a totally new way. And if you're looking for a venue for a large-scale back-to-school event, don't hesitate to take advantage of its Spaces available to hire. From the state-of-the-art Thomas Jefferson Auditorium to the Belvedere perched 35 meters high, the Cité du Vin promises you the most delightful of Bordeaux interludes.

5/5 - A serene interlude at the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud

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Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, 49590 Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, France

Not ready to get back to the hustle and bustle of the city yet? Take all your teams to the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud. Founded in 1101 in the heart of the Loire Valley, the largest monastic city in Europe opens its doors to you. Escape from the frenzy of the city in this high place of heritage, culture and French art of living marked by the imprint of Eleanor of Aquitaine. In this natural and soothing setting nestled on 13 hectares and ideal for team building, history whispers its secrets to you.

A true cultural center since 1975, the Abbey continues its destiny as an ideal city, with its Museum of Modern Art, its starred chef and its breathtaking reception areas. Launch your new project under the fabulous vaults of the Grand Moutier Cloister or in the majestic setting of the Abbey Church. An out-of-this-world destination to meet and share.

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