Comfort Hotel Lagny Marne La Vallee
21, rue Jacquard
Lagny Sur Marne, 77 400
Phone: (33) 1 64304488
Fax: (33) 1 64309778
This magnificent château was built by Baron James de Rothchild in the mid nineteenth century in the style of the Italian Renaissance. It is surrounded by 125 hectares of exemplary English gardens. While the château is available for conferences and filming, it is also open five days a week for individual tours. Also, a museum of patronage is on site at the château and is constantly updating its collection. Entry is 8 EUR.
So are you game for some technicolor adventure? This is the place where all your cartoon fantasies merge into reality. Adventureland is where you can wander through the markets of Agrabah, or if you are into the more macho stuff, then cross the rope bridge and enter the adventure isle. Enter at your own risk. After such an active day, the many restaurants around will make you happy. Eat at Colonel Hathi's Pizza Outpost or the Blue Lagoon Restaurant, or better yet the Restaurant Hakuna Matata. And don't leave without entering aboard a small boat, where you can face the cannon fire and the slashing sabers and sing 'ho ho ho and a bottle of rum' - Pirates of the Caribbean style! Call +33 825 30 0222 for more details.
Located just a short train ride away from central Paris, the Disneyland resort faced some opposition when it first opened its doors in 1992. Any controversies seem to be all forgotten, Disneyland Paris is now the most visited tourist attraction in Europe, receiving over 15 million visitors every year--that's more than the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower combined. Like other Disney parks around the world, expect to see familiar staples such as Sleeping Beauty castle, Pirates of the Caribbean, Fantasyland and rugged Frontierland. Adventureland is unique in that its has an Aladdin theme, including a bazaar and restaurant. Transportation to the park from central Paris is quite easy, just take RER C to Marne-la-Vallé. Train station is located right at the gate of the park. For families wishing to spend a few days exploring the park there are several fantastic Disney-owned hotels in the area including the impressive art deco Disney's New York Hotel.
Secondary to Disneyland Paris park, Walt Disney Studios opened in 2002 and gives visitors a "behind-the-scenes" look at the magic of film making. Organized into 4 different lots, as in movie lots, the park offers families a variety of attractions for all ages. For the little ones there is Toy Story Playland with rides and attractions from the beloved film. For the older kids there is an Aerosmith-theme rollercoaster, the deathly Tower of Terror and the thrilling Moteurs Action! live action stunt show. Everyone will enjoy taking a trip back in time and strolling through Hollywood Boulevard during the golden age of film.
Located near the Disney village, the Lac du Disney Village, makes for great outing trip. This beautiful lake is surrounded by Disney hotels all around. The lakeside is a perfect venue for major theme events, concerts and other activities. With enchanting landscapes, the lake is a must visit for all those exploring the area. Call at +33 87 0503 0303 for details on upcoming events.
This church, while retaining its function as a sacred space, is rendered utterly modern by the character and design of its architecture. Created by André Schulz in 1993, the simple, straightforward appearance creates a welcoming atmosphere in an original fashion. Respect for the past is shown through traditional symbols such as a lightwell bringing rays of sunlight into the church, and a stone from the Basilique Saint-Denis incorporated into one of the walls. The sunlight streaming through the lightwell and through eight colorful stained-glass windows makes the place a pleasant center of contemplation and meditation.
A wonderland for the little ones, Gulli Parc guarantees a whole day of fun. The 1000 square meter (10764 square feet) space is entirely indoors, and there are numerous attractions to keep the kids busy. There are climbing walls, construction games, monkey bridges, mini electric karts and many more attractions. You can also utilize this space to organize a birthday party your child will never forget.
Parc Zoologique du bois d'Atilly or the Zoological Gardens of the Wood of Attilly were created in 1966. The park was designed to accommodate more than 650 animals representing about 250 species from the five continents. These gardens support the reproduction of rare species and work on educating the public about the need to protect threatened species. The Zoological Gardens also include a snack bar and a shop.
The modern religious landmark of Église Notre-Dame du Raincy in the commune of Le Raincy was built in the year 1923 based on the designs by architects Auguste and Gustave Perret. It is first of its kind church in France to be built completely with reinforced concrete and was classified as a historic monument in the year 1966. Today, the church hosts various religious events and choir concerts. Call to know more about this modern architecture marvel.
This classy old church was constructed back in the 16th Century. Notre-Dame de Villepinte is situated in the center of Villepinte across from town hall, and has weathered nearly four centuries of distinguished heritage. It is particularly renowned for its impressive choral area, still standing from the day it was built.
One of the most important marinas of the Parisian suburbs, Nogent-sur-Marne's marina is certainly one of the loveliest located on the Marne's riverside near the guinguettes. With the latest equipments, the marina can accommodate long boats for long stays or daily stays. You can cross the Arts footbridge and walk along the riverside to enjoy the romantic environment, or you can simply stop and have a drink at the marina's café. Many activities are available, as well as renting of paddle boats, motor boats and electric boats. Sightseeing tours are provided every weekend in the summer by Vedettes du Pont-Neuf.
Located at the east of the Bois de Vincennes, the tropical garden is a strange and deserted place. Founded in 1899, tropical plants were grown in greenhouses. Then, for the 1907 colonial exhibition, several pavilions were built and five villages typical of the French colonies were recreated. Most of these buildings can still be seen today, as well as Vietnamese and Cambodian bridges, a Chinese gate, a small greenhouse… all surrounded by a wild vegetation. After the First World War, several war memorials were raised in memory of the soldiers of the former colonies. For more information, call +33 8 3668 3112.