FRANCE

Miraculously gifted with all the ingredients that guarantee a successful travel experience: a profound natural beauty, an illustrious history evidenced by world famous monuments, a dynamic culture that preserves and supports the arts, an exciting variety of entertainments and people that fully embrace life.  France displays its prestigious past with a Royal perspective so dramatic that visitors can hardly escape its inspiring beauty.  And, it is home to Paris, “The City of Light” which has a legendary atmosphere of romance that is found on its busy streets, inside cozy sidewalk cafés, in quiet public gardens and in bustling bistros, offering your participants the kind of ambience that is vital to the success of your trip.

From Normandy to Champagne, from Burgundy to Bordeaux, you’ll be guided through and introduced to a rich and diverse culture that will be brought to you by France’s dedicated and distinguished ambassador, AlliedPRA France.

Destinations we serve: Paris, Bordeaux, Basque Country, Lyon, Beaujolais Country, Champagne, Normandy, Burgundy, Loire Valley, the French Alps, Strasbourg

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PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

Karine Berberian, Global DMC Professional

Karine Berberian, Managing Director

Karine has been dedicated to the company and its activity for more than 20 years. From Manager to Director of Operations, Deputy MD and ultimately Managing Director, Karine has enjoyed all sides of the DMC business.  The most exciting part of her job is the pleasure of seeing clients “wowed” not only by our destination but also by the professionalism of the whole AlliedPRA France team and the success of the programs. In her leisure time,  she likes going for long walks in the city with friends or family and discovering new charming areas, streets, courtyards, shops and open air markets. Having a sweet tooth, she always… Read More

Karine has been dedicated to the company and its activity for more than 20 years. From Manager to Director of Operations, Deputy MD and ultimately Managing Director, Karine has enjoyed all sides of the DMC business.  The most exciting part of her job is the pleasure of seeing clients “wowed” not only by our destination but also by the professionalism of the whole AlliedPRA France team and the success of the programs. In her leisure time,  she likes going for long walks in the city with friends or family and discovering new charming areas, streets, courtyards, shops and open air markets. Having a sweet tooth, she always includes stops for a coffee, drink, snacks, pastries or crêpes!

Get in touch: Karine Berberian

Adeline Lepage, Global DMC Professional
Adeline Lepage, Project Manager
Claire-Alix Leleux, Global DMC Professional
Claire-Alix Cartier (Leleux), Project Manager
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Florence Baraud, Director of Operations
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Kalpana Dholah-Nathani, Project Manager
Karine Berberian, Global DMC Professional
Karine Berberian, Managing Director
Maika Etten, Global DMC Professional
Maika Etten, Operations Manager
Marie Lecompte, Global DMC Professional
Marie Lecompte, Operations Manager
Sylvia Rousselet, Global DMC Professional
Sylvia Rousselet, Director of Sales

FRANCE: OUR PICKS

Top things to do

Discover the Castles of the Loire Valley

What’s better than a hot air balloon flight above the castles?

Enjoy a Paris Highlights Tour

Enhance your experience on board a vintage car with a glass of champagne.

Visit Arcachon Bay

Take a boat trip and taste local oysters on board.

Walk on the Paris Islands – the Île de la Cité and the Île Saint Louis

Taste the wild strawberry ice cream at the Berthillon shop.

Admire the Ocean View at Biarritz

The best spot is at the famous Miremond tearoom.

Visit Montmartre, a Quaint Paris Village

Have your portrait drawn by one of the local artists.

Stroll on the Alsace Christmas Markets

Warm up with a glass of mulled wine.

Attend a Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral

On Sunday mornings the mass is held in English.

Discover the Burgundy Vineyards

On a bike you’ll see why wine is a way of life in the region.

Attend the Festival of Lights in Lyon

Book your hotel well in advance to get a chance to participate.

Top places to eat

A Seine River Cruise in Paris

You will have the best views of the city at night – many famous monuments are gathered along the river.

Christian Tetedoie in Lyon

Look at the busy chefs in the open plan kitchen on one side and the amazing view over Lyon on the other side!

La Tour d’Argent in Paris

Duck is their specialty. The restaurant raises its ducks in its own farm.

Le Grand Colbert in Paris

One of the scenes of the movie ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ was shot in this restaurant. Our favorite dessert is the Crêpes Suzette.

Le Jules Verne in Paris

A treat for your palate and your eyes. This gastronomic restaurant is located on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower.

Le Pershing Hall in Paris

Choose a seat next to the vegetable wall in this trendy restaurant.

Gordon Ramsay au Trianon in Versailles

On request, delicious picnic baskets can be prepared. Taste them in the Versailles palace gardens located next door.

Les Crayeres Castle in Champagne

Enjoy a Champagne meal in their gastronomic restaurant.

La Ferme de la Ranconniere in Normandy

Ask for a ‘trou normand’, the culinary custom made of apple brandy with apple sorbet between the starter and the main course. It will aid your digestion.

Chez Albert in Biarritz

Taste the freshest fish in this restaurant located in Biarritz old harbor.

Top places to stay

Le Meurice, Paris

Opened since 1835, the Meurice Hotel is ideally located next to the Louvre museum and the beautiful Tuileries gardens. Guests are welcomed with a tradition of luxury and comfort in a universe of tranquility and charm amid the hustle and bustle of the French capital. After a long stroll in Paris, relax in your heated bath tub.

The Four Seasons Georges V, Paris

Located just steps from the Champs-Elysées, with private terraces that command all of Paris, the Four Seasons Hotel George V redefines luxury in the City of Light. Contemplate the magnificent flower compositions of the designer Jeff Leatham displayed all over the hotel.

The Intercontinental Paris Le Grand

Located next to the famous Garnier Opera house, the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand is a stunning example of Napoleon’s love of grandeur. Designed in 1862 to be the most beautiful and comfortable hotel in Europe, it still lives up to its name. Have a look at the amazing historical Opera Ballroom.

The Westin Paris Vendome

A favorite of many incentive companies, this superb property was built by Charles Garnier, architect of the Paris Garnier Opera house. Discover the perfect balance between traditional Parisian influence and contemporary design within a stone’s throw of the Tuileries Gardens. Have a seat in the winter garder to drink a cup of tea.

The Mandarin Oriental, Paris

An oasis of Oriental well being! Located on the most fashionable street in Paris filled with haute couture shops, the Mandarin Oriental has a chic and contemporary French design. Taste the delicious ‘J’aime Paris’ cocktail at the bar.

Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux

Located in the heart of the vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte, near Bordeaux, Les Sources de Caudalie is a unique concept that brings together the sophistication of the grape, the art of haute cuisine, the Grand Cru Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte and thermal springs. Regenerate yourself thanks to the famous Caudalie natural treatments at the spa.

L’Hostellerie Le Cèdre, Burgundy

Ideally situated in the heart of Beaune, the Hostellerie Le Cedre offers 40 rooms conducive to relaxation and reverie, beautiful shaded terraces in the heart of gardens with 100-year old trees where you can enjoy the summer season and a comfortable lounge bar with a fireplace to warm yourself when winter has arrived. Treat yourself to a gourmet meal at the gastronomic restaurant.

Le Château de Bagnols, Beaujolais

Château de Bagnols is set among vineyards, forests and green hills in the heart of the beautiful Beaujolais countryside, just 17 miles from Lyon. It is the finest five-star château hotel in France and is regarded by many as the finest vineyard chateau hotel in the world. Allow yourself a tasting of the wine produced in the region before you leave.

La Ferme Saint Siméon, Normandy

The Ferme Saint Simeon is located just outside Honfleur, 200 metres from the Normandy coast. This 5-star hôtel is a haven of peace, and was regarded as a favorite refuge for impressionist painters. Pamper yourself with an apple treatment at the spa.

The Hotel du Palais, Biarritz

Previously a palace built by Empress Eugénie, the Hôtel du Palais sits on a cliff overlooking pristine sands. This luxury 5-star hotel has two large pools and a spa with hammam, hot tub and massage treatments. End your evening with a spin of the Roulette wheel at the Casino.