Event agency PREFERENCE EVENTS can organise tailored seminars, conventions, board meetings, roadshows and incentive trips for you in Reims.
Reims is renowned for its cathedral, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, as the place where the kings of France were crowned. It is also the capital of the Champagne region and head office for many prestigious champagne houses.
A 45-minute high-speed railway connection from Paris to Reims, makes it the ultimate destination for company seminars, board meetings and short VIP breaks. Your corporate event will be an ideal opportunity to explore the charms of the “Coronation City” and the cultural, gastronomic and wine specialities of the Champagne-Ardenne region. The “Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars” are now listed as UNESCO World Heritage, in the category “Intangible cultural heritage”.
Your company trip or seminar in Reims will be an opportunity to visit the great Champagne houses, established in the surrounding area and in Epernay. You can also taste some prestigious vintages. An introductory visit to the world of Champagne will astound guests at your corporate event, board meeting or prestigious trip.
Lastly, the vineyards and surrounding countryside are a wonderful location for organising team-building and incentive activities to help your teams bond and foster lasting motivation.
Welcome to the heart of the famous Champagne region with its traditions and savoir-vivre à la française for a vintage seminar!
Reims is the closest of exotic destinations!
Reims is near Paris (45-min high-speed rail connection, 1½-hr drive) boasting a triple advantage as a city of art and history, the home to the great Champagne houses, and top-quality hotels at which to organise average-sized seminars (up to 150 guests), incentive trips and select, luxury trips for VIP groups. Reims and the Champagne region make for an ideal destination for organising short events or seminars lasting 24 or 48 hours.
Accommodation in Reims
In Reims, there are hotels suitable for seminars of average capacity. They are especially appropriate for events catering to up to 100 guests. There are also some premium luxury establishments for board meetings and reward trips.
- A few 4-star hotels perfectly suitable for organising conventions and seminars (Hôtel de la Paix, Mercure and Novotel)
- Some impressive establishments reserved for small VIP groups, seminars and select stays (Les Crayères, L’Assiette Champagne, La Briquetterie etc.)
Things to do in Reims
In Reims, activities are obviously geared around the great Champagne houses and the associated art of living.
- Tour of the cellars of the great Champagne houses (Ruinart, Pommery, Mercier etc.)
- Œnology lesson on Champagne
- Visits to the cathedral and the historic centre of Reims
- Cruise on the Marne
- Ziplines and treetop adventures
- Rally in vintage and luxury cars through the vineyards
Evening receptions in Reims
The receptions we organise in Reims epitomise the art of living à la française.
- Dinner in a traditional brasserie
- Gastronomic dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant
- Organisation of a glamorous reception in a villa listed as a Historic Monument
- Organisation of a gala night in the cellars of a huge Champagne house
Tailored by event organised event agency PREFERENCE EVENTS
Late morning arrival at your seminar hotel - Settling in and lunch at the hotel - Seminar afternoon at the hotel - Departure on foot for a tour of the city and cathedral - Organ concert - Guided tour of the Pommery cellars located in the former Gallo-Roman chalk pits - Demonstration of “sabrage” bottle-opening and tasting session - All-champagne dinner in the "Villa Demoiselle”, booked exclusively for the group
Departure in vintage cars for a rally along the champagne route - Tour of Dom Pérignon’s abbey - Lunch in a restaurant overlooking the vineyards - Visit by train to the Mercier cellars - organisation of the gala night in the Ruinart cellars
Cookery classes: learning to pair dishes with Champagne - Tasting the dishes prepared - Departure - End of the seminar in Reims.