The 10 Best Things to Do in Marne-la-Vallee, France

October 16, 2017 Rebbecca Marino

Why did Marne-la-Vallée make our list? It's simple: Disneyland Park Paris. Families have flocked here since its opening in 1992. Other Disney attractions include Walt Disney Studios Park and Golf Disneyland. If you need a break from Minnie and Mickey et al., visit the Sea Life Centre or Val d'Europe Shopping Center.
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1. Walt Disney Studios Park

Marne-la-Vallee, France +33 825 30 02 22
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Walt Disney Studios Park

A new addition to Disneyland Paris that celebrates cinema.

Reviewed By Amy H

We went to both parks but I have to sat that the Disney park was better than the Walt Disney Studios park. My favourite part of this park was the Art of Animation display.

2. World of Disney

Disney Village | Esplanade Paul-Séramy, 77700 Chessy, Marne-la-Vallee, France +33 1 60 30 30 30
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 955 reviews

World of Disney

Reviewed By Mark W - Kildare, Ireland

A big flagship type megastore selling all types of Disney merchandise. Generally very expensive but some choice buys hidden away. Cashier staff trying the extra sale at the till which annoyed me considering what I was already spending.

3. Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne

31 rue de Paris, 77420 Champs-sur-Marne, Marne-la-Vallee, France +33 1 60 05 24 43
Excellent
48%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 318 reviews

Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne

Come and discover the château of Champs-sur-Marne located 18km to the east of Paris and one of the finest examples of neo-classical architecture in the Île-de-France region. Its rococo decoration and rich furniture bring back to life the refined setting of Enlightenment country houses.

Reviewed By GlobetrottingSwede - Paris, France

Classic chateau from the 1700s in the style of Versailles. Of course much smaller but also less touristy and less expensive. The interior has been used in several historical movies, including to represent Versailles. Beautiful sloping garden with a view over the Marne river valley. Tip 1: take RER A from Gare de Lyon to Noisiel (30 minutes) and walk (30 minutes). Tip 2: make sure you see the vegetable garden.

4. Parc Forestier de la Poudrerie

Allee Eugene Burlot, 93410 Sevran, France +33 4 03 20 20 77
Excellent
50%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 116 reviews

Parc Forestier de la Poudrerie

Reviewed By carole t - Sevran, France

It is the main attraction in Sevran, when it's spring and summer time, it's wonderful to visit that park. It's called park/forest as it's quite big. For families, there's some animals inside, and 2 recreational children's places. You can see the "Canal de l'Ourcq" that runs there to Paris.
There's as well, a little house that offers themes on particular subject from time to time. Last time for example, it was all about soil, the animals that contribute to their fertility etc.. Just keep in mind that evething is in french, no english explanations.
All in all, if you happen to be in Sevran, don't miss Parc de la Poudrerie.

5. Golden Thai Spa

1 B rue Jean Jaures, 77410 Claye Souilly, France +33 1 60 27 98 49
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 60 reviews

Golden Thai Spa

Reviewed By 53businesstraveler69 - Savannah, Georgia

I had an hour appointment scheduled earlier, wish it was for 2 hours. Very clean and nice atmosphere. Will visit again if back in the area working.

6. Enigmatic Paris - Live Escape Game

4 avenue James de Rothschild, 77164 Ferrieres-en-Brie, Marne-la-Vallee, France +33 1 60 35 56 40
Excellent
69%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

Enigmatic Paris - Live Escape Game

Reviewed By CatHolly - Clamart, France

J’ai testé pour la première fois l’escape game à Ferrieres. Nous étions 5 et avons choisi la salle « les cambrioleurs d’Amsterdam ». Il faut quelques minutes pour comprendre comment s’y prendre et par où commencer.ensuite, on est réellement pris par le jeu et faisons travailler nos méninges pour trouver l’énigme. Nous étions 5, de 25 à 65 ans. Très bel après-midi.

7. Chateau of Vincennes

Avenue de Paris, 94300 Vincennes, France +33 1 43 28 15 48
Excellent
41%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 857 reviews

Chateau of Vincennes

The Chateau de Vincennes was used as royal residence from the 12th to 18th century and it has preserved its medieval towers, the Sainte-Chapelle and the 14th century keep which is the highest of its kind in Europe. In 1365, Charles V, King of France, transformed the family manor house at Vincennes into a more suitable royal dwelling and built the present keep to house his art collection and manuscripts. From the early 15th century to the 1800s, the keep was used as a prison, a symbol of absolute State power, which saw the imprisonment of famous figures such as Fouquet, the Marquis de Sade, and Mirabeau. After extensive restoration work, the Sainte-Chapelle at the Château de Vincennes has re-opened to the public and visitors can now fully admire its remarkable decorative ensemble. Started in 1379, and based on the model of the royal chapel in the Palais de la Cité in Paris, the Sainte-Chapelle at Vincennes realised the dreams of King Charles V to add a truly exceptional religious edifice to this impressive fortress. Open: > 1st April to 30th September: from 10 a.m. to 6.15 p.m. > 1st October to 31st March: from 10 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. Closed: > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 8,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 5,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

Reviewed By MagneticCommand - Washington Boro, PA

I really recommend you visit the Chateau Vincennes. It's a very easy trip on the Metro (last stop on the yellow line, east) and is almost deserted.
The Twelfth Arrondisment (sp?) is quiet, with good shopping and some great bistros. The Chateau is a two minute walk from the Metro and easy to find. Inside the Sainte Chapelle is, I think, nicer than the one on the Ile de Cite - and a lot less crowded. The tour is almost the same as it was in the Middle Ages, when it was featured in the Tres Riches Heures du Duke du Berry.
Chateau Vincennes has played a pivotal role in French history for centuries, yet almost no one knows about it. For starters, it's where Henry V, king of England, died, and where Mata Hari was executed in 1917.
The staff inside the Chateau are enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and the rooms themselves well restored. There were a lot of children there the day we visited having the time of their lives in a real castle.
After your visit, you can take a picnic to the large park behind the Chateau.

8. Parc Culturel de Rentilly - Michel Chartier

1 rue de l Etang, 77600 Bussy-Saint-Martin, France +33 1 60 35 46 72
Excellent
43%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 92 reviews

Parc Culturel de Rentilly - Michel Chartier

Reviewed By Stinsa - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

We've passed by this park on several occasions and decided to stop there last weekend. We show some deer when we drove up to the parking lot on the side of the park (not the main entrance). The trees are magnificent. We had our 5 year old daughter with us and she wanted to see the castle so we walked there and found this big glass/mirror building in the shape of the old castle. What a shame! It's my personal opinion of course, but I think it looks awful. Fortunately there are still some original buildings on the premises as well that are worth to see. But this glass thing is not for us. what a shame to turn something so beautiful into something so ugly!

9. Spa Aquatonic

15 avenue des Frenes, 77144 Montevrain, Marne-la-Vallee, France +33 1 60 31 01 01
Excellent
31%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 295 reviews

Spa Aquatonic

Reviewed By becksterboo - Bath, United Kingdom

My partner and I were very excited about ending our trip to Paris with a spa session.
We arrived all excited about it to be told that he was not allowed in wearing swimming shorts and he needed speedos! Budgie Smugglers!
I asked why this was not put in the brochure and she insisted it was. I asked her to show me in the English Brochure where it was written and she refused to show me saying she was far too busy. (with all the invisible clients behind me clearly)
She did offer my partner the option of purchasing a pair of naff speedos for a wonderful price of 25 euros. Clearly out to make more money. If it hadn't been for two English girls walking out of the spa, saying what a waste of money it was then we might have done, but that was the icing on the cake.
Clearly advertising was not a priority for the spa and they should clearly display the rules in English to customers.

10. Musee d'Orsay

1, Rue de la Legion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France +33 1 40 49 48 14
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

Musee d'Orsay

This beautiful museum, once a railroad station, now houses a staggering collection of Impressionist art, as well as other items created between 1848 and 1914. In 2011, the museum is running a renovation of the top floor (impressionist gallery). Only ground and medium floor are accessible. The top floor will re-open on the 20th of October. Meanwhile, some impressionist masterpieces are not visible.

Reviewed By sargent0 - Swindon, United Kingdom

On our last full day in Paris we visited Musée d’Orsay. We got there early (and thank god we did) arriving at 09:40 just after opening to join a huge queue which stretched to the corner of the block. It took us just over an hour to get in, but it was worth the wait.
Also being the first Sunday of the month, entry was free which was a real bonus though the full price ticket is only €12 per adult.
On arrival we head straight up to the 5th floor to the only cafe which was open at the time. Worth noting that until 11:45 they only serve tea, coffee, cake and desserts so we ordered tea, a pint of cola and my husband had a Belgian waffle. Once lunch could be ordered I had the Salade Parisian and my husband the Fois Grais.
Both of which was very nice and all in all cane to around €45
We started our visit on the 5th floor after our lunch and it is without a doubt the best section.
With a huge collection of Monet, Renoir you would not be disappointed by the majority of Exhibitions. I particularly liked the Sisley collection.
Having arrived at 11:15 we departed around 14:30.
It’s a stunning museum with a collection which I am sure would have something for everyone.
I’ll be honest, I was very surprised by how much of the art work I really liked. I would never have classed myself as a fan of the Impressionists as our personal art collection is very modern day while quite eclectic to say the least but there were a number of the Monet and Sisley pieces which I found quite stunning.
For €12 each you cannot go wrong with a visit to this beautiful museum which in itself is a piece of art, originally an old railway station, this old building is something to be admired in its own right.
Would absolutely recommend if you can stand the queues.

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