Domaine de la Commanderie de Ballan: an exceptional seminar venue

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Your goals

  • Bring your team closer

  • Brainstorming as a team

  • Train your employees

The Domaine de la Commanderie de Ballan is the ideal place to strengthen team cohesion or boost your employees’ motivation to focus on a strategic project. And there are many ways to achieve that cohesion: a buffet dinner on the rooftop by the Domaine’s swimming pool with a wine-tasting event, a morning work session followed by a bike ride along the banks of the Loire, or even a hot air balloon flight overlooking the Châteaux de la Loire. Our sales teams will be able to guide and advise you on how to create original team-building activities to suit your participants. Whether you’re interested in lifestyle, sports or culture, we select our event partners carefully to ensure we offer you only the very best themes and business activities.

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“It’s a long time since we’ve had such a great welcome for a seminar. The people are very attentive, the meals are absolutely delicious, and the facilities are fantastic. It’s a magical place. The bedrooms are large and have retained an “olde worlde” charm, yet with modern facilities. It was amazing to enjoy a Nordic bath with my colleagues as the sun went down! Thank you for your warm welcome!”

Cyril Ravassard, Avocats Associés Ravassard

A place to take a break from everyday life, get out of the usual routine to stimulate your creativity and come up new concepts, the Domaine de la Commanderie de Ballan is conducive to very productive brainstorming! Our private spaces inside the Château or in the houses around the Domaine provide a pleasant and stimulating working environment that will encourage your team to share ideas and be creative. A dream for team building or workshops.

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We wanted to take some time out in the peace and quiet to think about our new projects, to step away from the chaos of Paris. We felt relaxed as soon as we arrived at the Domaine: everything was calm, there were no cars and no noise… only the chirping of the birds! Mission more than accomplished !”

Christophe Batard, 2BDM Architectes

Training your employees during a seminar or study day is an important investment. However, your office is not always the best place for this important undertaking. Our venue, which is ideally located an hour by train or two hours by car from Paris, has everything you need for enjoyable and effective training.

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“We wanted to meet in a private and exclusive place to take the time we needed to talk with our team. The two days we spent at the Commanderie de Ballan were perfect in all respects, and in line with our initial request. We were able to concentrate, train and even relax in the Orangerie, which was an absolutely magnificent room that I recommend to anyone who wants to do a seminar. I’d like to thank the whole team for their sense of service and hospitality. It’s rare these days and deserves pointing out!”

Maher Kassab, CEO of GALLILLEO BUSINESS CONSULTING

Our offers

Taking in the exceptional charm of the Domaine de la Commanderie de Ballan and its Château, built almost a thousand years ago by the Templar brothers, is an extraordinary experience! With our range of seminar offers we can ensure that you provide your participants with an incomparable experience.

Organise a seminar

Seminars, study days or work meetings.

You’ll love our inspiring solutions with new meeting styles that include half-day or full-day events, fun activities and breaks for delicious meals to set the pace of your seminar.

Our turnkey solutions are effective and organised packages that make sure that your teams can work with complete peace of mind in an idyllic setting.

Advantages

  • Turnkey solutions
  • Service
  • Effectiveness
  • Comfort
  • Connections
  • Study day

    • A meeting room can be provided to accommodate the number of participants
    • Equipment included: video projector, flipchart, screen, notepads, pens, WiFi
    • Reception: hot drinks + juice and water + pastries + fruit
    • Break : hot drinks + fruit juice + water + cookies + fruit
    • Buffet or sit-down lunch (three-course menu based on local and seasonal produce prepared by our caterer) or cocktail lunch (from 10 savoury/sweet dishes per person) (excluding drinks)
    from €90/excl. tax per person
  • Board meeting without lunch

    • A meeting room can be provided to accommodate the number of participants
    • Equipment included: video projector, flipchart, screen, notepads, pens, WiFi
    • One break: hot drinks + fruit juice + water + biscuits + fruit
    from €50/excl. tax per person

Residential seminars

Enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside and take the time to work with no interruptions. We can also provide sports activities – cycling, golf, yoga, sports coaching – and various activities to end your stay with a team-building activity. The bedrooms in the Château and the houses with terraces at the Domaine provide all the comfort you could want, while creating an atmosphere conducive to thinking and creativity. For your team building activities, why not organise a hot air balloon flight over the Châteaux de la Loire or simply give your guests a half-day of free time during which they can enjoy the outdoor hot tub or our swimming pool? We also provide personalised support, discreet service, and catering options.

Advantages

  • Peace and quiet
  • Comfort
  • Connection
  • Residential seminar

    • Single or twin accommodation
    • A meeting room can be provided to suit the number of participants
    • Equipment included: video projector, flipchart, screen, notepads, pens, WiFi
    • Two breaks: hot drinks + fruit juice + water + biscuits + fruit
    • Buffet or sit-down lunch (three-course menu based on local and seasonal produce prepared by our caterer) or cocktail lunch (from 10 savoury/sweet dishes per person) (excluding drinks)
    • Buffet or sit-down dinner (three-course menu based on local and seasonal products prepared by our caterer) or cocktail party (from 10 savoury/sweet dishes per person) (excluding drinks)
    from €260/excl. tax per person
  • Bespoke professional event

    A personalised offer for an integration seminar, team-building event, training, all designed to suit your preferences, and tailored to the duration of your event.

    from €32/excl. tax per person

Our venues where you can work, share ideas or relax alone or in a group

  • Seminar room

  • Orangerie

  • Salon des boiseries

  • Salle de conférence

Maximum number of people

20

Surface in m²

30

Possible layouts

  • U : 20 people
  • Banquet : 20 people
  • Board meeting : 12 people

Equipment

  • Notepad, pens, papers
  • Video projector, white screen
  • Photocopier
  • Flipchart, markers
  • TV screen

Maximum number of people

30

Surface in m²

50

Possible layouts

  • Buffet : 30 people

Services

  • Coffee break or snack: hot drinks (tea/coffee), fruit juice, pastries and petits fours
  • Buffet dinner and drinks: wines (white and red), savoury petit fours, cold meats, cheeses

Maximum number of people

20

Surface in m²

32

Possible layouts

  • Buffet or banquet: 20 people
  • Seated lunch or dinner: 20 people

Maximum number of people

40

Surface in m²

60

Possible layouts

  • Theatre : 40 people
  • Banquet : 40 people
  • Group : 40 people

Equipment

  • Notepad, pens, papers
  • Video projector, white screen
  • Photocopier
  • Flipchart, markers
  • TV screen

Spend a night of luxury, tranquillity and enjoyment

  • Maison du Verger

  • Maison du Bois

  • Gîte

  • Tourelle

  • Suite Terrasse

  • Suite Royale

  • Suite Junior

  • Chambre Fleur

  • Chambre Macha

Equipment

  • Terrace
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Shower & Bathtub
  • Towels & Hair dryer
  • Kettle & Nespresso machine
  • Refrigerator

Equipment

  • Terrace
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Showers
  • Towels & Hair dryer
  • Kettle & Nespresso machine
  • Refrigerator

Equipment

  • Terrace
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Shower
  • Towels & Hair dryer
  • Kettle & Nespresso machine
  • Refrigerator

Equipment

  • Terrace
  • Dining room
  • Kitchenette
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Showers
  • Towels & Hair dryer
  • Kettle & Nespresso machine
  • Refrigerator

Equipment

  • Terrace
  • Kitchenette
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Shower
  • Towels & Hair dryer
  • Kettle & Nespresso machine
  • Refrigerator

Equipment

  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Mini-Bar
  • Shower
  • Towels & Hair dryer
  • Kettle & Nespresso machine

Equipment

  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Mini-Bar
  • Shower
  • Towels & Hair dryer
  • Kettle & Nespresso machine
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Equipment

  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Mini-Bar
  • Shower
  • Towels & Hair dryer
  • Kettle & Nespresso machine

Equipment

  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Mini-Bar
  • Shower
  • Towels & Hair dryer
  • Kettle & Nespresso machine

Activities available

To make sure that your employees enjoy an unforgettable and original business seminar in the countryside, choose to include our unifying and team-building activities. After wine tasting or visiting the most beautiful castles of the Loire in a hot air balloon, your seminar in Tours will bring your team together.

Our operating team of the Commanderie de Ballan is available to help you organise the best possible stay, and will be happy to implement the programme that fits your needs.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Châteaux of the Loire in a hot air balloon as you sail through the sky

Borrow our bikes and go for a ride along the banks of the Loire and the Cher

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We can organise for you to visit the finest Châteaux in the area

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Taste local wines at the Domaine

With our partner golf courses, we can organise for you to tee off on Touraine’s most beautiful greens

Bask in the sun by our incredible swimming pool

Take some time out to relax in our Nordic bath and sauna

Pamper yourself with a massage at the Commanderie

Unwind during a yoga class

Bring your team together during a sports lesson

Fleurus Avocat tells us about their experience

Fleur Jourdan, Founder and Partner at Fleurus Avocats

We wanted to get my team together to work on the challenges we’ll have to face over the coming year, but also – and most importantly – to have a great time together. We asked Arnaud, the hotel manager, to organise our activities and he found us some bikes. We went for a wonderful ride on the banks of the Loire. Best of all, he arranged a hot air balloon flight for us over the Châteaux de la Loire: it was a unique and fantastic experience! I recommend this place to anyone looking to organise a seminar !

Organise a seminar at Commanderie de Ballan