Behind the Scenes of Apéros Frenchies

Behind the Scenes of Apéros Frenchies

You know our events, our community, but do you know what happened in Paris last week-end? It’s time for a behind-the-scenes focus on a week-end like no other!

If you know Apéros Frenchies for a while, you know that it all started in Frankfurt, Germany in 2015. Then, we developed it in 6 other cities (initially Munich, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf, then Paris, London and Amsterdam).

Today we are present on a monthly basis in 4 cities and intend to continue to grow, opening soon in Brussels and Bali!

You have understood, nothing stops us, not even the covid 19 pandemic! 😀 

That’s why it seemed important to us to gather the whole team, usually so far from each other, during two days in the same city. The capital of the Art-de-vivre, of the Aperitif, and of course, of love: Welcome to PARIS!


Sharing is caring, here is what we did! 🙃

Friday night: Rendez-vous  a few steps away from the Champs Elysées, in this iconic, chic and lively place: Le Pley hotel

How lucky we are to have spent a week-end in one of the most beautiful hotels of the capital. Sipping good cocktails on the rooftop and enjoying a view of Paris’ rooftops and of the Eiffel Tower …


Saturday was more studious than the day before 😉 We went to the We Work office, on Champs Elysées, and enjoyed a workshop presented by the Co-founder Marie Anne, a Capsule training by our project manager Annais, and a talk + Q&A with Lucas (co-founder of NOLEO , SWAY.AI, and teacher at Parson’s School of design) we learned a lot about the human mind and how to engineer relationships to hack the sales machine!

If you still believe that the AF team only parties … you’re wrong 😉

After this seminar day, our team was ready to stretch their legs and go for a walk in the streets of Paris! 

Escape game 

Do you like walking in Paris? Do you like escape games? Or do you want to know more about the history of France in a fun way? That’s what we chose for our team building game.
We tried one of the Mysteries hunt and had a great time!

They offer you different escape games on various themes, like the French revolution and the secrets of Montmartre. No need to speak French, they also offer it in English. In short, it’s a good way to combine culture & strategy with fun.


Diner at Uma Nota:

If there is one adjective that defines AF, it is definitely INTERNATIONAL. And we wanted to keep this common thread throughout the weekend.

We picked the multicultural restaurant Uma Nota to dine and party! Uma Nota puts Japanese-Brazilian cuisine in the spotlight, in a colorful setting where wild parties are organized several nights a week. Located on rue Réaumur, the restaurant is a real sunny interlude in the heart of Paris, reminiscent of the famous samba clubs of the Brazilian city.

Looking for a place to eat and dance? You might just have found it 😉


What happens to Apéros Frenchies stays at Apéros Frenchies. This is why we won’t give you any further details about this wild night 😉

Sunday morning was not easy for most of us… which is often a sign of a good night! (Thanks to the Pley, for allowing us to comfortably catch up on some sleep, despite a short night).

We headed to Gare du Nord, where most of the team had to take their train home in the afternoon!
It’s at the NENI restaurant (inside the 25h hotels) that we had the pleasure to brunch!

Elegance, comfort and creativity, Neni‘s interior design is simply unique. So is its middle eastern food (that you can check it out here) .

The brunch is everything you’re happy to have on a Sunday morning, a huge selection of salty and sweet plates, and of course some delicious sandwiches inspired by Mediterranean cuisine! There’s something to suit any taste.  

This all-you-can-eat Brunch is available every Sunday until 3pm for 39€ including 1 hot drink & 1 fresh orange juice.


All good things must come to an end and our team said “See you soon” after a memorable weekend.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask your ambassador: there is no secret anymore!

See you soon at one of our events in Europe?