The Top 10 Entertainment Ideas for Corporate Events in Paris, France
France's capital is a popular location for conferences and corporate functions as it is easily accessible and is based in the heart of Europe; and what better backdrop to your event than the Eiffel tower!
When sourcing entertainment for a corporate event in Paris, finding the acts and performers you want locally - in order to save time, money and hassle - can be difficult! Getting the entertainment in close proximity to the event can be especially hard if you don't speak the lingo, or you lack knowledge about the local area.
Paris is a city steeped in culture and history, with an equally rich entertainment industry! So, for destination event planners and DMCs organising a corporate event in Paris, Scarlett Entertainment have compiled a list of the top ten entertainment ideas.
1) Traditional French Music
Traditional French Music is usually top of the list of entertainment options for those corporate events that are French themed (or that want to pay homage to the host country!). Paris has a wide range of French Musical Acts - from solo and duos to large bands - that include traditional instruments like the accordion. Listen to the sounds of Piaf and Frehel during the drinks reception, or whilst you enjoy your meal with fellow guests, with acts like 'The Tours Duo'!
2) Jump Rope Dancers (WOW Factor entertainment)
Impress your corporate guests with one of France's WOW Factor acts, the Jump Rope Jacks! This hugely entertaining show is popular with corporate clients who host events right across France. What better way to leave guests with a lasting impression, than with these talented performers who use skipping ropes and stunts to create what can only be described as an action packed show with heaps of 'wow factor'!
3) Burlesque/ Cabaret show
Paris is home to some of the most famous Burlesque clubs in the world (think Le Crazy Horse!) and is where Cabaret was born (think Le Chat Noir!), so what better city in which to source these acts! Burlesque is popular for corporate events that want glamorous entertainment. Cherry is one of the most prominent figures in the Paris Burlesque/Cabaret scene and offers a variety of shows and themes!
4) Party Bands for Dancing
Whether it is a corporate awards ceremony or gala dinner, guests will want to hit the dance floor with a premium Paris Party Band. Thankfully Paris is full of world class cover bands, that range in size and cover a variety of musical genres. The Premier Paris Party Band 'Amiel' count Simon Cowell and Hollywood beauty Salma Hayek amongst their previous clients! Their set list includes Sister Sledge, Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and more....
5) Jazz Acts
Jazz is the ideal accompaniment for drinks receptions and corporate dinners, and with a wealth of musical talent, Paris has no shortage of accomplished Jazz Musicians. Performing the perfect soundtrack for your corporate event, Paris Jazz acts can come with a range of line ups and instruments (as well as with or without singers!). Choose from Classic Jazz, Dixieland, Gypsy Jazz and more! Paris based 'Cuban Chic' have performed for the likes of Mick Jagger and Cartier ...
6) Digital Caricaturist
A unique and ultra modern way to entertain guests at your Paris based exhibition, conference or corporate event; the Digital Caricaturist. This exciting and innovative act is great for breaking the ice during the drinks reception, as table to table entertainment or to attract footfall to exhibition/trade show booths. Denis, one of Paris' talented new Digital Caricaturists, has performed his modern day art at a range of events and for corporate clients that include Air France, EDF and Carrefour.
7) Laser Show
For those companies wanting custom entertainment to include their logo, the Laser Show is the ideal after dinner act. Companies hosting their events in Paris won't want to miss out on the opportunity to dazzle guests and include their corporate message! This unforgettable Laser Show has been seen by corporate clients that include Telefonica, Renault, Air France and on various French television shows.
8) Gypsy Jazz
Growing in popularity as a musical entertainment option is Gypsy Jazz; with an increasing number of festivals paying homage to this lively form of Romani music (including the Samois-sur-Seine festival and various DjangoFests in the USA). The Paris based self styled 'Gypsy Jazz' band have performed at a variety of corporate events in the city, including exhibitions and gala dinners. This versatile act can play table to table during dinner, or onstage as after-dinner entertainment.
9) Speed & Glitter Painting
One of the fastest growing entertainment options for corporate events in France is speed painting. Paris contains some of the world's best speed and glitter painters, who have performed in France and around the world for high profile clients. Speed Painter Eric, who is based in the world's most romantic city, performed to millions on a popular Japanese TV programme last year. This is must-have
10) String Quartet
Nothing says elegance like a String Quartet. So if you want your corporate event to say something stylish and classy about your business, then one of Paris' professional and talented String Quartets could be the entertainment for you. Perfect background music for the drinks reception, or as a full-scale after dinner show, Paris offers plenty of world class String Quartets. The String Quartet Paris is made up of highly trained musicians who have a vast repertoire that includes classical, jazz, film scores and popular music!