Things to do in Marne-la-Vallée

Things to do in  Marne-la-Vallée

Disney magic awaits

Most travelers come to Marne-la-Vallée for one reason only—to visit Disneyland® Paris. This well-heeled Parisian suburb has more to offer than Sleeping Beauty Castle and Big Thunder Mountain, though. Once you've rubbed shoulders with Mickey, head over to the Disney® Village, immerse yourself in movie magic at the Walt Disney® Studios Park, or swap fairy tales for fish tails with a visit to SEA LIFE®. For grown-ups, the chic Val d'Europe and La Vallée Village shopping malls, golf courses, and real-life medieval châteaux are other top things to do in Marne-la-Vallée.

Top 9 attractions in Marne-la-Vallée

Walt Disney Studios® Park

Most visitors to Disneyland® Paris—Europe’s biggest theme park—make a beeline for the Disneyland®Park, but the adjoining Walt Disney Studios® Park offers even more shows, rides, and Disney®-themed fun, especially for movie fans. Designed like a Hollywood movie studio, the park has four distinct areas—Front Lot, Toon Studios, Production Courtyard, and Backlot.More

La Vallée Village

One of the highlight outlet shopping malls of the Greater Paris region, La Vallée Village is located in Marne-la-Vallée, very close to Disneyland® Paris. Home to over 110 boutiques from a range of brands and designers, and featuring discounts of at least 33 percent, the mall is popular among budget-conscious fashionistas.More

Disneyland® Paris

From riding Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain to flying with Peter Pan and snapping a selfie with Mickey Mouse, few theme parks serve up as much fairy-tale magic as Disneyland®. With some 14 million annual visitors, Disneyland® Paris is Europe’s biggest theme park, boasting adrenaline-fueled rides, state-of-the-art movie sets, and spectacular shows and parades that make it a fantasyland for kids and adults alike.More

Aquarium SEA LIFE® Paris Val D'Europe

Located in Marne-la-Vallée just minutes from Disneyland® Paris, Aquarium SEA LIFE® Paris Val D'Europe is one of the region’s top family-friendly attractions. Home to more than 5,000 aquatic animals—from penguins and sharks to seahorses and tropical fish—the aquarium represents multiple marine ecosystems.More

Disneyland® Park

Disneyland®Paris doesn’t need any introduction and the Disneyland®Park is the largest and most visited of its two theme parks, drawing millions of annual visitors. This is where storybook world of Disney® is brought to life, with fairytale castles, swashbuckling pirates and iconic characters around every corner. As well as enjoying meet-and-greets with everyone from Mickey Mouse to Cinderella, visitors can get their adrenaline pumping on death-defying rollercoasters, ride the Disneyland®Railroad and watch spectacular parades and shows.There are five themed areas of the Disneyland®Park - Main Street USA, Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Discoveryland – and highlights include Big Thunder Mountain and Space Mountain: Mission 2, Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast and Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as rides aimed at younger children, like the Mad Hatter's Tea Cups and Peter Pan’s flight.Disneyland© ParisMore

Château de Champs-sur-Marne

Largely regarded as one of the most beautiful chateau of the Île-de-France region, the Château de Champs-sur-Marne makes a popular day trip from Paris as well as a worthwhile detour from nearby Disneyland Paris. Built by Jean-Baptiste Bullet de Chamblain in the early 18th century, and lived in by the Marchioness of Pompadour, the Princess of Conti and the Dukes of La Vallière, the stately Château is renowned for its neo-classical architecture and elegant 84-hectare gardens.Opened to the public in 2013 after extensive restoration, visiting the grand residence is made simple by the use of interactive touch screen tablets placed in each room and there’s plenty to discover, including a collection of exquisite, hand-crafted furniture and the idyllic French-style formal gardens.More
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

Even dining at Disneyland Paris comes with a sideshow of entertainment and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show is non-stop action. From the moment you arrive, greeted by none-other than Mickey Mouse himself, to the final gun-slinging stampede, this is one dinner show you’re unlikely to forget.The character-driven, stunt-laden performances are both hilarious and jaw-dropping, as your host – the legendary Buffalo Bill – tells the story of how the west was won, with a little help from his famous friends and foes, including Chief Sitting Bull, Annie Oakley and the Rough Riders. Best of all is the Texan-themed barbecue dinner, so you can tuck into classics like cornbread, chili, potato wedges and warm apple pie, in-between the shootouts and stunt riding displays.Disneyland© ParisMore
Disney® Village

Disney® Village

Disneyland® Paris’ free shopping, dining, and entertainment district, Disney® Village is a buzzing and action-packed destination that’s perfect for families. Located between both Disneyland Paris parks and area hotels, it’s home to dozens of restaurants, theatrical performances, a movie theater, shops, a hot-air balloon, and more.More
Val d'Europe

Val d'Europe

An enormous shopping center, just minutes from Disneyland Paris, Val d'Europe is among the main attractions of Marne-la-Vallée and since opening its doors in 2000, has been steadily expanding, now drawing up to 16 million annual visitors. Along with a huge Auchan supermarket, shoppers will find plenty of brand name stores at Val d'Europe, with dozens of clothing, shoe and accessory shops, technology hubs like the Apple Store, jewelry boutiques like Swarovski and cosmetics boutiques like MAC and L'Occitane en Provence.It’s not just shops – there’s also the Les Terrasses food court, where you’ll find a large selection of restaurants, cafes and bars, plus a SEA LIFE aquarium, complete with underwater tunnels and touch pools, and home to more than 350 sea creatures.More

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People Also Ask

Is Marne-la-Vallée near Paris?

Marne-la-Vallée is very close to Paris, and a direct train between it and Châtelet les Halles takes 40 minutes. You may not have heard of Marne-la-Vallée, but you may know someone who's been—after all, it’s the location of Disneyland® Paris. The new town was built in the 1960s.

Why do people go to Marne-la-Vallée?

One word: Disneyland®. The town itself is modern and a major transport hub, so most tourists are either passing through or visiting Disneyland® Paris. It needs no introduction, but Disneyland® Paris comprises two theme parks and seven hotels, and it’s the most visited theme park in the whole of Europe.

How do I get from Marne-la-Vallée to Disneyland?

If you take the train to Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy, you’re at the entrance gates for Disneyland® Paris. The Disney® Express luggage service will pick up your luggage and deposit it directly at your hotel upon arrival, leaving you free to visit the park straightaway. Trains to Marne-la-Vallée leave from central Paris.

What is there to do in Marne-la-Vallée?

Join Mickey, Minnie, and friends and dive into the world of Walt Disney. Disneyland® Paris attracts so many repeat and first-time visitors that it’s easily the most visited theme park in Europe. There are almost too many rides from which to choose, but for ultimate thrills, don’t miss Space Mountain.

When is the best time to visit Marne-la-Vallée?

Disneyland® (and by extension Marne-la-Vallée) can be visited at any time of year. For fewer crowds and shorter lines, avoid the school holidays and stay mid-week. The summer and Christmas holidays are by far the busiest time, with the highest prices. Disneyland® Paris is open daily.

How long should I spend in Marne-la-Vallée?

Some people prefer to stay in central Paris and visit Disneyland for a day trip, while others return year after year to spend a week at one of the seven hotels on site. The recommended amount of time to maximize what the park has to offer is three days.

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