The Straits Times reports that Ultime Réalité (Ultimate Reality) charge 900 Euros for their basic kidnap package, in which the client is abducted, bound, gagged and imprisoned for four hours.
Those that want more can add optional, expensive extras like escape scenarios and helicopter chases.
Company founder Georges Cexus, 28, explains:
Basically, anything is possible. I identify what the customer wants and then try to put it into action.
Clients sign a contract and liability waiver, but are kept in the dark as to the exact time that they will be kidnapped in order to keep things exciting.
Business appears to be good for the French company, who say they are getting up to two requests a day.