The group were expected to spend $13million in Paris, home of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc De Triomph and The Louvre.
The billionaire owner of Tiens Group, a multinational giant, booked 140 hotels in Paris for more than half of his 12,000 workers, who were treated to tours of sites, including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, and a trip to the Côte d’Azur.
Mr Li booked 7,600 train tickets on France’s high-speed TGV trains to ferry his employees to the south coast, where about 4,760 rooms were booked in four and five star hotels in Monaco and Cannes.
The 6,400 employees arranged themselves to spell out the phrase ‘Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Cote d’Azur’, to celebrate 20 years of partnership between the Chinese company and the French region.
France is expected to be 33million Euros better off thanks to the all-expenses-paid staff trip.
Li Jinyuan, 57, is listed as a billionaire on the Forbes rich list founded the company in 1995 international conglomerate with businesses in biotechnology, health management, e-commerce, hotel and tourism among others.