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View of the Place de Toscane in the Val d'Europa, looking towards the entrance of the shopping centre

Val d'Europe - Shopping Center & more

Life, work & much more in the immediate distance to Disneyland Paris

The Val d'Europe is part of Marne-la-Vallée, a planned city in the east of Paris in the Seine-et-Marne department.
Officially, the name Val d'Europe stood for the amalgamation of five municipalities: Bailly-Romainvilliers, Chessy, Coupvray, Magny-le-Hongre and Serris, i.e. the municipalities that extend around or are on the resort grounds of Disneyland Paris where the Disneyland Paris facilities are located.
These 5 municipalities have formed the "Syndicat d'agglomeration Nouvelle (SAN) du Val d'Europe" since 1987.
Until the end of the 1980s it was a small, rather sleepy place. But with the emergence of the Disneyland Resort, these places have grown rapidly and there is still no end in sight in this regard.
Another group has been part of the SAN du Val d'Europe since 2011 - Villeneuve-le-Comte. Joining the SAN du Val d'Europe was part of the planning for Disney & Center Parcs' joint project, Villages Nature, and the Disney Nature Resorts, the areas of which, with the exception of today's Davy Crockett Ranch, are located in the area of Villeneuve-le-Comte.

In the contracts with the French government, the Disney Company has granted itself a clear co-determination right for the design of the Val d'Europe, on the site of which the two theme parks, the Disney Village and the Disney Hotels, are also located.
This collaboration, in which a private company has such a great influence on the planning, design and composition of a municipal area, is unique in France. The Euro Disney SCA has direct control over almost 20 km² of the total area of 30 km².

While in legal terms Val d'Europe contains all the areas describes above, in colloquial language Val d'Europe does usually not refer to the entire area, but to the newly residential, shopping and business district, which is located west of the grounds of the Disney Parks, the Disney Village and the Disney Hotels, as well as the newly created business park, Parc d'Enteprise Val d'Europe, which is located south of it. The buildings, the shopping center as well as office complexes and residential buildings are inspired in the style of Baron Haussmann, who in turn shaped the appearance of central Paris in the 19th century, and followed his architectural style of neo-traditionalism. The main planning for the Val d'Europe district lies with the New York office Cooper, Robertson & Partners, which bases the structure of the Val d'Europe district on the classic structures of French urban planning. The same office in the United States was responsible for planning the former Disney-town of Celebration, which is located south of Walt Disney World in Florida. The design of the Val d'Europe is considered exemplary from an urban planning point of view and was awarded the prestigious "Award for Excellence" by the Stockholm Urban Land Institute in 2008, for architectural style & design as well as for ecological sustainability and municipal management. The architect of the Place de Toscane, located at the northwest exit of the shopping mall, Pier Carlo Bontempi, had been awarded with Palladio Award, one of the most important architecture prizes, earlier already.

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Shopping center Val d'Europe

View along a hallway in the style of Les Halles in the Val d'Europa shopping centre

At first glance, the shopping center in Val d'Europe has very little to do with Disney. But the shopping center, which is only a ten-minute drive away from the two theme parks and the hotels, is a Disney co-developed project.

The Centre Commercial International Val D'Europe, as the shopping center is called by its full name, is a modern shopping mall with two floors. A wide variety of shops are located here, from the huge Auchan supermarket to fashion boutiques and electronics stores, there is really everything here. Among other things, there is also a branch of the fashion chain Primark, which is very popular with many Disney fans.
Numerous restaurants and bistros can be found in the Les Terrasses area. The Sea Life, an aquarium, is located one floor below.
At the Val d'Europe center you can also experience a lot away from the theme parks.

Outlet: La Vallée Village

Entrance to the Factory Outlet La Vallée Village

In the La Vallée Outlet Shopping Village, which is directly attached to the shopping center, almost all well-known designers are represented with a boutique or a shop, currently around 120 top brands can be found there. The focus is more on French brands, but is complemented by international brands such as Armani, Boss and Versace.
There are primarily fashion boutiques, but there is also a large selection of shoes and accessories. Some stores also offer bags and suitcases. Well-known manufacturers of dishes and other household goods are also represented at La Vallée Village.
If, by the way, if you don't want to drive with your own car or RER to go shopping, you can inquire about the departure times of a special shuttle bus at the reception of your Disney hotel, which will take you directly from the hotel to the outlet for a fee.

Sea Life & more great experiences around Disneyland Paris

Sea Life Aquarium

There is a Sea Life Center located at the basement of the large shopping center in Val d'Europe. Here you can look at fish, corals and a lot of other sea creatures and learn a lot of interesting facts about the marine environment. One of the highlights is certainly the huge pool with the sharks, which can swim through a tube above the heads of the visitors. The Sea Life at the Val d'Europe is of course always worth a visit. However, it is particularly suitable for days with bad weather if you don't feel like getting wet at Disneyland Paris.

Here you can find more information about the Sea Life Aquarium

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Stay overnight in Val d'Europe

  • Hotel L'Elysée at Disneyland Paris
    Hotel L'Elysée L'Elysée is an official partner hotel of Disneyland Paris. In the heart of Val d'Europe, it is the perfect accommodation for those who want to combine a vacation in france with some Disney magic.
  • Adagio Hotel Disneyland Paris
    Adagio Hotel Official partner hotel of Disneyland Paris at Val d'Europe. Apartments for up to 7 people, a pool, underground parking and more are offered for a relaxing holiday close to the magic.
  • Radisson Hotel at Disneyland Paris
    Radisson Blu Hotel The Radisson Blu hotel is located on a golf course in a quiet location. It is only a short trip to Disneyland and the Val d'Europe is also close.
  • Hipark Serris Hotel near Disneyland Paris
    Hotel Hipark Serris 3* hotel in Serris with modern, simple equipment - perfect for those who are looking for a bargain when vacationing at Disneyland Paris. In summer there is even a great pool for a quick refreshment in between.