L'Odyssée du Papillon

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Dragon boat festival 2026

L’Odyssée Du Papillon Travels, Official Travel provider to plan your trip after the festival in France/Europe (before the 24th aug or after the 30th aug 26)

About us

Redefining Travel for women, with Meaning and Emotion

Since its establishment in 2016, the french tour operator L’Odyssée du Papillon has emerged as a pioneer in organizing female-oriented journeys infused with meaning and emotion.

Redefined Uniqueness: An Enchanted Interlude for the Woman of the World

What sets this approach apart is the time dedicated to oneself, an enchanted interlude, a quest for self… revealing escapades to reconnect. L’Odyssée du Papillon has created oases of well-being where encounters with women from around the world, sharing, and the practice of cultural and well-being activities intertwine.

Value-Added Travel: Emotions, Sharing, and Encounters

The added value of L’Odyssée du Papillon lies in the infusion of an emotional dimension through the group and encounters. Travelers experience intense moments of sharing and kindness with women from here and elsewhere. The art of living of the woman of the world becomes the cornerstone of each journey.

More than a Journey, a Human Experience

Beyond a mere trip, female-oriented journeys are based on sisterhood, evoking the bonds and solidarity among women. Each adventure with L’Odyssée du Papillon transforms into a unique human experience.

Exclusive experiences, pre/post festival




We have a number of dedicated touring options for IBCPC participants and supporters.  Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list so that we can keep you posted on what tours and exclusive experience we have coming up.

Whilst all tours are set itineraries should you or your team wish to add on additional cities and experiences we can tailor an itinerary to suit (France & Europe).

For a personal discovery, we can tailor self-drive tours (tours with car rental + accommodation + customized roadbook ; we can add private concierge service (chat, 24/24, 7/7)

To subscribe to our mailing list or to send us your team wish an itineray to suit please email ibcpc2026@odpapillon.fr and specify the tour and how many people.

Practical Information


Passport and Visa :

Identity card for european travelers. Passeports are required for others

For stays equal to, or shorter than 90 days :  You will need to apply for a shengen short-stay visa: https://france-visas.gouv.fr/en/web/france-visas/

Passport holders of some countries and territories do not have to apply for a visa before they travel to FRANCE / A list of these nations can be found here >> https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/eu-visa-policy/

 If you are travelling on a passport from another country outside of this list, feel free to contact your local travel agent or L’Odyssée du papillon Team at ibcpc2026@odpapillon.fr for advice.

Insurance : it’s mandatory to subscribe an individual travel insurance before traveling in France.

Getting around France

About France

Time Zone : France Standard Time zone is UTC+1 – during summer UTC + 2

Wheather : Overall, Metropolitan France enjoys a temperate climate. The weather is often mild but there are big differences between the seasons and regions. Keep that in mind while you’re packing your bags. >> https://www.campusfrance.org/en/France-weather-climate – It will be summer in France during the festival. Temperatures during this time in the Savoy region usually average at approximately 9°C overnight to a high of 26°C during the day. In August, the weather is still mild in Savoy, but it can also rain and the weather can be stormy

Tipping : Tipping is not mandatory but always appreciated, especially for guides during tours. People sometimes tip the waiter or waitress in a bar or restaurant or hotel but tips are not given in cafeterias or fast food restaurants.

Local Currency : The local currency in France is the Euro.

Flying to France : Travelling to France is easy. Flights are available from many international destinations. Depending where you’re coming from, there are a number of airports that you can fly into, so you’re close to where you want to be. Paris and Geneva (Switzerland) are the most common airports for flights to arrive and the closest International Airports to the festival. Domestic flights connect Paris to airports throughout France (Lyon airport is 1 hour from Aix Les Bains)

Driving in France :

If you are interested in renting vehicles while you are in France, the team at L’Odyssée du Papillon have special negotiated rates and will be able to help you get them arranged.

As long as you are a tourist and have a valid driver’s license written in the Roman alphabet from your country, you don’t need to carry an international driving permit to drive in France. The minimum age to drive in France is 18 years old. Learn More >> https://travelfrancebucketlist.com/driving-in-france-guide/


SAS L’Odyssée du Papillon, France
ibcpc2026@odpapillon.fr P: 00 33 4 90 50 66 86 Hours : 9.00am-6.00pm (Local Time)
L’Odyssée du Papillon is registered as a Seller of Travel in France : Atout France  Registration . IM013160007