As a Destination Management Company with extensive local knowledge, great expertise and resources, Activ Provence specializes in Corporate & Groups Meetings, Incentives, event design and implementation, team-building activities, congresses, business tours, recreational tours, ground operation management, accommodation and transportation.
Ideally located in “Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur”, a Southern French territory that combines Mediterranean Sea shores, pristine countryside and stunning Mountains Alps, we invite you to experience unique venues and memorable group activities. Sunshine is generously persistent, allowing year round great conditions to host your meetings and seminars projects!
Our operational area: SOUTH OF FRANCE, A MULTI-LANDSCAPES DESTINATION
You can choose from many attractive sites near by the sea, in altitude or in the countryside :
Monaco & Monte-Carlo ; Nice ; Aix-en-Provence ; Avignon ; Saint-Tropez ; Chamonix ; Cassis ; Meribel-Courchevel ; Cannes ; Antibes ; Vallauris ; Juan-les-Pins ; Serre-Chevalier ; Gordes ; Tignes,…
NEW HYPE LOCATIONS
Marseille ; Arles ; Saint-Raphaël ; Toulon ; Montgenèvre ; Camargue ; Montpellier ; Ajaccio ; Porte-Vecchio ; Uzès ; Nîmes ; Golden Islands,…
OFF THE BEATEN TRACKS LOCATION
Cotignac ; Gorges du Verdon ; Fréjus ; Bandol ; Aurons-Isola ; Praloup ; Sanary ; La Durance Valley ; Carry-le-Rouet ; Manosque ; Béziers,…
Profile of regions within our Operation territory (from East to West):
HOSTING YOUR CORPORATE EVENTS IN FRANCE
Providing you with best and appropriate incoming solutions, Activ Provence is your local ground agent expert in Corporate meetings, seminars, team bonding activities and celebration parties. Working out top quality programs in perfect agreement with your requirements, we offer flexible and dedicated collaboration. As planning a trip for your Employees, Partners, Prospects or Clients, remember to consult us and consider our destination. We endeavour to find the utmost satisfactory solution in our operation ground: Provence, Alps, French Riviera & Corsica Island. =
Offer your Guests a memorable experience in a beautiful environment, we will deal with organisation and logistic issues from the moment you’ll reach France until the moment you return.
Our working ethics and practices are bound to promote your image in a modern and dynamic way nonetheless within a well-established classic framework. Many venues have been upgraded if not newly created to fulfil all corporate event planners’ demands. Accommodation and catering business have been jazzed up to fit current experienced travellers’ expectations.
Our teams of decorators, sound & light specialists, tour-guides, drivers and many more skilled staff are present to make your plans come into shape beautifully.
For reference we are privileged to count amongst our regular Clients Areva, Vivendi, Saint-Gobain. See some of our Client on this page.
Second City in France in size and oldest town by far (we celebrated its 2600 anniversary in year 2000!), Marseille nowadays constantly grows in the Travel Industry picture. Its new attractiveness is due to massive renovation plan, building of ambitious new venues and hotels such as MuCEM and Hotel-Dieu Intercontinental, implementation of urban facilities at the occasion of 2013 Marseille-Provence European Capital of Culture.
The result is truly breath-taking and the impact has affected the entire region. Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Nîmes, Cassis, La Ciotat and many other towns show great dynamic and boost their image. Newly built 5* Hotels, upgraded 4* and 3* accommodation, modernised catering offer, creation of eco-friendly public transport network, extension of the International airport and high speed TGV train tracks.
We are living the emergence of a new hype Provence destination from inside. You have to come and take part of it! Secret Tip: Marseille prepares the celebrations of becoming 2017 European Sport Capital.
Activ Provence invites you to join the party and book an unforgettable sport & fun challenge to achieve with your Staff as the utmost team-building experience!
THE WESTERN PROVENCE
Luberon, Alpilles, Camargue and Avignon region. Discovered by international travellers in the seventies and since then considered as the best destination to experience Provence delightful atmosphere. One of the fantastic assets of the area is the incomparable presence of many worldwide listed Heritage sites such as the Palace of the Popes in Avignon, the Roman Aqueduc “Pont du Gard” near Uzès, the Roman Arenas in Nîmes and Amphitheatre in Arles, preserved medieval perched villages such as Gordes or Roussillon, the impressive lavender fields of Senanque Abaye, just to mention a few.
Hotels and conference facilities are numerous and of good standards. Activities are clearly orientated towards cultural and historic content, but they also benefit from the proximity of outstanding vineyards near by Chateauneuf-du-Pape, or surprising marshland landscapes of Camargue, very influenced by Spanish culture. Therefore the destination provides a good mix between opportunities for fun activities and great working environment.
Secret Tip: The period of fully bloomed lavenders is limited to beginning of July. Try to arrange your incentive and seminar projects in advance to make sure you would find availability at this spectacular time of year in West Provence.
THE VAR DEPARTMENT
A part from Saint-Tropez and Juan-les-Pins, this area stays very discrete as a MICE Destination. Yet, and as the largest Department in France, it offers an amazing range of great locations to run successful seminars and incentive tours. The inland part is exquisite and is designated as “Green Provence”.
There accommodation often consists in exclusive small to medium luxury establishments; high capacity hotels are mainly located on the Coast with transfers to activity sites. Comparable to the well-known Luberon & Alpilles region, the inland Var offers excellent insight on genuine Provence identity. There can be found the true and charming South of France experience! Toward the Coast, the spectacular Golden islands count as one of top 5 favourite sites for Activ Provence Event & Travel Team.
And the important port of Toulon is very well equipped for high standard hospitality services. This destination is ideal if you’re looking for off the beaten track programs and pristine environment.
Secret Tip: allow at least an overnight on location to optimise the time for activities and separate traveling time from the core of the trip.
Medium and High Mountains from the Swiss and Italian borders to the National Parks of Vanoise and Ecrins, south of Savoye. One of the most spectacular landscape one can ever choose for a memorable seminar and incentive trip! The region became aware of the necessity to develop hospitality services for Corporate Guests in the mid-nineties.
Now many small villages have combined their assets and strength to present optimal leisure and meeting facilities to host not only Individual and Family holidays, but also Group residential events. New activities have multiplies lately both on the front of technology and return to tradition or ethnic experience.
Have a go at ice-diving, iced waterfall climbing, driving on ice if you want to get adrenaline – still in whole safety. Participate to a rally by sled dogs, have Dinner in a Teepee, enjoy the table of a Michelin starred Chef… The Alps are full of surprises. Secret Tip: Innovate with first quarterly report meeting at the Mountain.
We arrange All-Inclusive packages for meeting & incentive reunions in hotels of character located in altitude among beautiful natural setting.
THE FRENCH RIVIERA
Coastal zone spreading between Cannes and Monte-Carlo. It benefits from a very long term experience in hosting large corporate events & congresses. MICE facilities are plenty and up-to-date. Accommodation capacity is massive but it is difficult to find middle range hotels in this particularly upper class area.
Activities varies from water sport experience to cultural workshop or visit. Any event scheduled between May and October has to be planned a long time in advance due to several international meetings such as Monaco Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival or large scale Medical Congresses and also the touristic summer peak season.
Secret tip: don’t give up on winter trips: Mid-January to Mid-March usually is a very pleasant period on the Riviera, less visitors, a beautiful nature with mimosas trees blooming everywhere, mild temperatures and many traditional street festivals to give to your event quite a unique background.
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MARSEILLE / AIX – 2 DAY / 1 NIGHT BOARD RETREAT
Day 1 – AM arrival by train or plane, meet & greet, transfer to hotel for Lunch and check in. Afternoon working session in private fully equipped and natural light meeting room. Fancy Dinner on the Old Port of Marseille or near by a creek depending on season.
Day 2 – Breakfast at the hotel and check out. 10 AM depart for incentive activity around Aix-en-Provence including Lunch in gourmet restaurant. Transfer to train station or airport for departure mid-afternoon.
GROUP TRAVEL SERVICES & ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGES
Provence is a bliss for numerous amateurs: amateurs of architecture, wine, gastronomy, underwater sceneries, extreme sports, arts, golf, photography, perfumes, History… Activ Provence equally welcomes large group special event than Club and Organisation yearly trips, training courses or retreats in some of the most beautiful locations in France.
Surrounded by World Heritage sites such as the Pont du Gard, the Pope’s Palace, Roman Amphitheatres or medieval villages, all our partner hotels and VIP holiday residences offer many excursion opportunities to entertain your Guests beyond your fixed pre-established program.
Our team of experienced English speaking Representatives is greeting foreign private groups with discretion, dedication and professionalism.
Our Agency is entitled to offer packages. As a matter of fact, Activ Provence is a licensed travel agent authorized to arrange transfers, inland tourism transportation, accommodation and activities of cultural, leisure and sport kind. We are designing tailor-made tours for groups of ten at a minimum.
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COSTA BRAVA – 3 DAY / 2 NIGHT INCENTIVE SHORT BREAK
Day 1 – PM arrival by coach, check in spacious and bright holiday apartments. Buffet Welcome Dinner.
Day 2 – Water sport & inland activities (jet-ski, wake-board, kayak, mountain bike, guided walk & visit). Evening Gala Dinner on the sea front with Flamenco show & Lounge DJ’s session.
Day 3 – Morning relaxing beach & SPA activities. Outdoor traditional Paella Lunch prior departure.