In a castle in Paris

 

 

When we were asked to arrange an incentive trip in Paris, our first thought was that we had to create something truly spectacular. One idea soon came out on top: haven’t we all dreamed of visiting the past?

We decided to make it come true with our own time machine and to be the heroes of this adventure. Our travellers found clues during their stay in Paris, but they didn’t know until the end just where In Travel’s imagination was taking them.

Proposing on top of the Eiffel Tower. These are the once-in-a-lifetime moments where we like to look after the details. When we heard one of the participants was planning to propose to his girlfriend on the trip, we got to work. The proposal would take place in the restaurant of the Eiffel Tower. We decorated the cake for dessert with a special phrase for the couple. When the flowers, the champagne and the ring arrived, so did her tears of happiness.
The whole group got a little emotional, and so did we.
On the last day of our time tunnel, we prepared an evocative stroll in Montmartre, lunch and a surprise change of hotel.

40 km from Paris we reached our accommodation, the Auberge du Jeu de Paume, a delightful country mansion surrounded by nature.
At antique dressing tables, with the forest outside the windows, we changed for a gala dinner. In each room we left wonderful masks for the guests, and with the masks in place we got into the horse-drawn carriages waiting to take us to the formal dinner.

A bend in the road revealed the imposing Château de Chantilly against the night sky. Everyone looked at each other, wondering if this could be where they were going. “It can’t be,” some of them said. The paintings of the Château de Chantilly are the largest collection in France, after the Louvre. And we dined in one of its salons, surrounded by art and with a violinist accompanying the event.
We began with scallops and prawns flavoured with fennel, tarragon and aniseed, then venison with a Parmesan crust, a selection of French cheeses, finishing with a demonstration of how Chantilly cream is made.
A truly unforgettable evening. We must admit, it was hard to get back in the time machine and go back home.
Luckily, we get to continue creating stories. Won’t you join us?