“Feelings are at the heart of learning and remembrance process, the best way of remembering and learning,” said Bertrand Cheyrou, Director of the Campus, explaining the choice of the Les Fontaines Experience Day’s theme: “Live your emotions”. Almost 250 clients and prospects had accepted the invitation to discover the site and what it has to offer: “Here, we help you change the behaviors of your team members,” concluded Bertrand.
Emotion had already been found in every nook and cranny during a visit to the Château de Chantilly that morning: at the heart of the Duc d’Aumale’s library, in the gardens designed by Le Nôtre, or looking at Raphaël’s paintings.
The afternoon program was rich, with small discussion groups led by particularly inspired speakers. Through theater, meditation, quizzes and debates, people could question their emotions by identifying and then naming them. Whether playful, educational or intentionally quirky, these discussions all had the same message: taking into account emotions in an event agenda increases its chances of success.
Four energetic team-building sessions also meant participants could test their team spirit: a bootcamp, a wine academy, a bricks’ challenge or the barcarolle in which guests could take part in sports challenges, make their own wine, use giant lego to understand effective team work or even play Offenbach’s enchanting airs in a string orchestra.
More than simple games, these team-building sessions offered by Les Fontaines were chosen for their great value, intelligence and relevance. Some guests were also able to try a new virtual escape game concept, mixing the age-old tradition of puzzles with modern virtual reality. The best of both worlds.
Finally, between the children&teens corner, delicious tea breaks (ah… Les Fontaines’ home-made Chantilly cream) and optional animations (digital mirror, emotional bubble, seated massage, bookshop…), young and old were particularly pampered and mollycoddled.
An evening filled with emotions
The evening started with a refreshing aperitif at the Roof Top bar, to the sound of a musical instrument called the hang and clinking of glasses. Then, as a grand finale, the Les Fontaines team offered guests a magical evening… with a memorable cocktail party, regular artistic shows throughout the evening (actors, luminous stilt-walkers, fire jugglers…), storytelling in the Château’s salons and finally, the ultimate emotion, releasing lanterns full of poetry into the Chantilly night.
Emotion as part of Heritage
Early on Sunday, Capgemini staff started another intense day to help people discover or rediscover the Forum, Château and 52-hectare park as part of European Heritage Days. Nearly 700 people turned up for guided visits. Young and old could also talk and dance with Pepper, the interactive robot at Les Fontaines, developed in conjunction with Capgemini’s innovation lab.
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