Since 1994, Coast Organisation Destination Management Company is the essential partner for the organisation of your incentive, team-building, management committee, seminar, conference and other high-end FITs programmes. Whatever your needs, Coast offer customized programs tailored to your personal requirements to meet your highest expectations. With 2 offices, one in the heart of Paris and one on the French Riviera (Nice), Coast can meet your requirements anywhere in France. Their experienced team of experts is there to provide you with the ultimate insider, specialist knowledge you need to bridge the gap between global and local.


It almost goes without saying, but the French capital is a huge draw for foreign visitors – over 30 million of them a year in fact, more than any other city in the world. What makes Paris it so popular? Where to start. There’s the city’s romantic image, the stunning architecture, the Louvre museum, the iconic Eiffel Tower as well as the simple pleasure of sitting at a café terrace and watching the world go by. European and US visitors have flocked here from all the world for many years, and they keep coming back and in recent years the appeal of Paris has gripped the far east, with more and more Chinese nationals coming to get a glimpse of the Champs Elysées and its array of boutiques.

France is extremely proud of its long and often tumultuous history, from the French revolution to Napoleon and the two world wars, and historical sites are often on the itinerary for visitors. France has some 39 sites on Unesco's World Heritage list, putting it fourth in the global rankings. Museums and art galleries are also a major pull for tourists. The Louvre alone, home to the Mona Lisa among around 35,000 other artefacts and artworks, attracts 9.7 million visitors a year, more than any other museum in the world. France is, of course, inseparable from its famed gastronomical traditions and the chance to dine on French specialities, even the clichéd snails or steak tartare is no doubt a major part of what attracts visitors to the country. No proper French meal is complete without a few glasses of ‘vin’ and the country’s vast array of home-produced wines is another draw for tourists. Each year, around 24 million foreign tourists visit Bordeaux, Burgundy and France’s other wine regions.



Key Regions

Côte d'azur / provence
Loire valley
Alps - Mont Blanc

Key Airports

Nice International Airport
Lyon International Airport Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Bordeaux International Airport Bordeaux-Mérignac
Geneve (Swiss) access to French Alps
Marseille Provence Airport

Time Difference

GMT +1 (winter and summer)

Main Languages

French | (English is widely spoken at touristic sites, hotels and restaurants)



Weather & Seasons

Temperatures in France remain pleasant and mild throughout the year with a balanced mix of sunshine and rainfall although as you would expect, each region has its own variation on the climate with the weather colder and wetter in the north and west and warmer and drier conditions in the Mediterranean.

On a general note, the peak travel season falls in summer, with spring and autumn being the shoulder seasons. As the winter season is predominantly wet, people looking to experience outdoor activities wouldn’t really enjoy visiting during this season. However, where there’s rain, there’s always a rainbow, and the silver lining that comes with visiting in the winter season is that you can explore all the art museums at leisure without worrying about crowds.






For this crucial detail, you will benefit from our experience in analysis, management and optimization of your schedules, from the most sophisticated to the simplest. We never forget that first impressions are often the most important of all! From small board meetings to large congresses or conventions, we can always suggest a complete range of services including - logistical & technical support, on-line congress registration system, hotels, transportation, decoration, special set-ups...


Incentive travel, Team Building Activities... A good idea is sometimes not expensive! Through the years, we have obtained a well-deserved reputation for originality thanks to our constant research for out of the ordinary and innovative programs, locations & events.

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