The convention towns Arcachon, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Pau, Agen and surrounding area are offering numerous hosting options for seminars, in conference centres themselves as well as in different sites: hotels, residential hotels, holiday villages…Added to this offer there is also the existing potential in other Aquitaine departments: Dordogne and Landes. Each is offering, with their individual traits, original activities based on their unique characteristics, situation, assets and traditions.
10 GOOD REASONS TO HAVE YOUR SEMINAR OR INCENTIVE IN THE AQUITAINE REGION ARE:
1. a land offering hundreds of sites, specialised or atypical, in towns or the countryside
2. a real playground, in the mountains or on the plains, among the vineyards or in the fresh air
3. ideal for nautical or maritime activities, on the ocean, on a lake or river
4. a perfect destination any time, for a treasure hunt under the sun, or a 4X4 trek in the rain
5. in any season, in summer on a surfboard or in winter on skis or snow shoes
6. recognised by UNESCO for its “Valley of Mankind”, discovering our ancestors and prehistory
7. amazing due to its traditions, like those of the Basques, that you can’t find anywhere else
8. captivating through finding story tellers of the legends of long ago or the artisans and farmers of today
9. invigorating thanks to its sea air and regenerative thanks to its thermal springs
10. seductive through its sophisticated products, oysters, asparagus, foie gras, suckled lamb, ewe’s cheese, strawberries…
This department which created the “Sourire du Lot-et-Garonne” label offers a warm welcome and proposes that, sword in hand, you experience the medieval atmosphere of a castle, going down into the moat and the dungeons…
More pleasant activities are also appreciated like trips on horseback, and Armagnac tasting sessions…
Sensitive to gastronomy, we enthusiastically discover the “1 VILLAGE, 1 CHEF, FLAVOURS” principal in 8 Lot-et-Garonne destinations.
Avenue du Midi
47031 AGEN cedex
+33 (0)5 53 48 49 50
+33 (0)5 53 48 49 51
Contact : Virginie BARBARET
+33 (0)5 53 48 49 52
A tourism reservation agency of Lot-et-Garonne, ACTOUR organises off-the-shelf events with comprehensive management.
The Arcachon basin offers its Pilat dune, 110 metres high, as a playground for outdoor incentives, with, notably, paragliding and hand gliding; it offers its lagoon blue waters for trips with oyster farmers or fishermen to fill nets full of cuttlefish or catch oysters. A convivial sunset evening trying freshly caught seafood.
Arcachon Expansion, Palais des Congrès
+33 (0)5 56 22 47 00
+33 (0)5 56 22 55 55
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Contact : Anne-Cécile LABADIE and Séverine FORESTIER
Water sports of your choice on the ocean, surfing or Hawaiian canoeing, leisure and wellbeing in one of the mineral springs of Biarritz.
Discover the Basque villages at the wheel of the legendary 2cv or in an open top Fiat 500.
To round it off, a typical evening, full of atmosphere in an old farm, under the charm of the Basque choirs, after a Pelota and Basque games of strength demonstration.
Globally renowned for its wines, Bordeaux notably offers vineyard visits at the wheel of a classic car, tasting sessions and meetings with wine growers and even the creation of your own wine bottle with a personalised label.
Lots of chateaux rent out their prestigious setting for high-end sophisticated evenings.
The capital of Aquitaine, recognised by UNESCO for its heritage, is a picturesque land for treasure hunts in neighbourhoods steeped in history, with 350 listed historic buildings.
12, cours du XXX juillet
33080 Bordeaux Cedex
+33 (0)5 56 52 53 11
+33 (0)5 56 52 53 58
Contact : Hélène FOURQUET
Hydrospeed, canoe-kayak and rafting in the natural setting of the Eaux Vives water stadium where the champions of these Olympic disciplines train. These are the dynamic activities that the Béarn capital offers.
Unless you prefer an invigorating trek on a mountain bike in the vineyards of Jurançon, before an amazing dinner in the wonderful room with a hundred covers in the Château de Pau, with a “welcome” by Henri IV “in person” on his white horse.
The Pyrenees, only a stone’s throw away, allow you to hike, ski and trek in snowshoes.
IN THE BÉARN PYRENEES AND BASQUE COUNTRY+
Where ocean and mountains meet
Meet up, work, reflect, motivate yourself … but also unwind, get some fresh air, enjoy, discover, get together, party … So many good reasons to choose the Béarn Pyrenees and Basque Country.
A precious and unique heritage: the Basque language, the trilogy of Basque villages, the 9-quille (skittle) tournaments and Basque rural sports, sauce béarnaise, and many other treasures…
Plenty of places to enjoy your adventures: the sea, the countryside, the mountains: an infinite range of possible activities for your incentives.
A festive culture: in the land of good living where everything is one big celebration, we know how to organise yours.
Tasty cuisine: another good reason to choose the Béarn Pyrenees and Basque Country, land of good living, where work and play intertwine.
A range of diverse accommodation: an offer both varied and generous: 10 5-star hotels, 31 4-star, 102 3-star, 58 tourist residences, and some more unusual accommodation types.
The “Most beautiful Villages of France”, The Roque-Gajeac and Domme …on the banks of the Dordogne, are picturesque settings for trips in barges, hot air balloons or medieval games in the heart of these fortified towns.
Archaeological sites like the Gallo-roman museum Vesunna de Périgueux, or prehistoric ones like caves, can be hired for evenings off the beaten track.
3 rue de Tourny
+33 (0)5 53 31 45 43
Contacts : Brigitte CAPMAS REBOUISSOU – Emanuelle LARENIE
Located in the heart of Périgord, Périgueux welcomes you with its 2000 years of history. This medium-size town is the ideal setting for your seminars and conferences for up to 500 people in a friendly and tranquil atmosphere. With several conference rooms with excellent facilities, around 700 hotel rooms and 3-star restaurants, you’ll love Périgueux.
Here, gluttony is no bad thing! Tastings, foie gras cookery classes, truffle hunting, dinners in a museum … We offer a full range of activities based around gastronomy, but not just that. Golf, shopping, treasure hunts in a town with acknowledged architectural and historical riches, outdoor activities in the surrounding countryside … Everything is done so that you can enjoy our many different facets.
You want to organise your next business event in Périgueux? The Office of Tourism, Trade and Handicrafts of Périgueux will be your special partner, delivering your turnkey business events.
Pôle Production Commercialisation Patrimoine Communication
26 Place Francheville
+33 (0)5 53 53 41 05
Contact : Magali Manière
Bureau des Congrès de Dordogne-Périgord
25, rue Wilson – BP 40032
24002 PERIGUEUX CEDEX
+33 (0)5 53 35 50 24
+33 (0)5 53 35 51 41
Contacts : Rémi LASSAIGNE – Carlos DUARTE
+33 (0)5 53 35 50 45 +33 (0)5 53 35 50 33
IN THE LANDES+
Seminar centres, residences and smart hotels are available for your MICE, in the city, by the ocean or beneath the pine trees.
Specialising in small-scale professional events (for 10 to 250 guests), the Landes offer a panel of gastronomic, cultural and sporting activities for all seasons in a well-preserved natural environment.
The festive ambience of village fêtes keeping up with the bandas, dancing on stilts in Landes style and traditional Landes races are all great team building activities. If you’d prefer a more laid-back approach to sport, why not try surfing or paddle-boarding, golf or cycling out to lakes and rivers for your team building? Otherwise, your team might enjoy a beach party watching the sunset over the ocean!
The Cap 40 “Business tourism and professional events” for a tailored MICE solution in the Landes.