Yvelines : the Thoiry Zoo flooded with a thousand lights at nightfall

>Île-de-France & Oise>Yvelines|Laurent Mauron| 31 octobre 2018, 16h03 | MAJ : 31 octobre 2018, 17h21 |0
Thoiry, samedi 27 octobre. Le dragon de 65 m de long impressionne. LP/L.M.

Until March 10, it organizes Lumières Sauvages, the first festival of illuminated giant lanterns, a tradition from China.

The dark night falls on Thoiry. It’s about 6:00 p. m. The gardens of the famous zoo will fall asleep. But suddenly, an anonymous hand lights up the magic bestiary. 600 giant sculptures, magnificently illuminated, suddenly transport you to eternal China. The wonder is immediately perceptible in the eyes of children… And of the older ones….

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Calicéo changes hands !

Ekkio Capital, specialist of investment in SME of growth,  announces an acquisition of a majority stake in Calicéo, family French aquatic group of fitness centers and wellness.


The Calicéo Group

Created in 1996 by the Ponteins family, Calicéo now operates 6 aquatic balneotherapy sites focused on relaxation and well-being – Toulouse, Perpignan, Nantes, Pau, Lyon and Bordeaux – and has more than one million annual visitors.. The sites offer water relaxation activities, with whirlpools at 33°C inside and outside, saunas and hammams, aquagym and aquabike pools, “massage / relaxation / beauty” areas. Each of the sites covers 4000m², including 600m² of ponds. Calicéo generates nearly 17M€ in turnover and is now one of the French leaders in peri-urban balneoludism.

Ekkio Capital announces the acquisition of Calicéo aquatic fitness spaces.

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Florence Beyaert, president of the Management Board of ParisCityVision

Bus & Car – Tourisme de Groupe | Entretien | publié le : 04.10.2018 | Dernière Mise à jour : 04.10.2018

“We consider ourselves as producers of experiences “

University graduate Paris Dauphine and of Celsa, Florence Beyaert joined the company in June, 2017, as sales and marketing manager, after 13 years of expertise in the tourism, in particular at Europcar ( 2013-2017 ) and Disneyland Paris ( 2005-2012 ). By assuring from now on the management, she is going to develop with her team the economic model and to assure the digital transformation  of the group.“We consider ourselves as producers of experiences”.

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ParisCityVision puts its stakes in river tourism with the acquision of Paris Seine

ParisCityVision acquires Paris Seine, shipowner specialized in the organization of cruises, operating three premium boats on a strategic location, in in front of the Eiffel Tower.


ParisCityVision sur le devant de la Seine

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ParisCityVision rachète Paris Seine, armateur spécialisé dans l’organisation de croisières d’exception, opérant trois bateaux premium sur un emplacement stratégique, face à la Tour Eiffel.

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Calicéo immerses in MBI

Monday July 23rd, 2018

Eléonore de Reynal

Realizing 17 M€ of turnover via its six aqualudiques centers  of well-being and fitness, the group leaves his founding family to join Ekkio Capital, accompanied by a new manager, Marc Leonard.


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