Marne la Vallée!!!

Ok so if you haven’t heard this is the town associated with Disneyland, which the Paris is additional for popularity’s sake. I have come here many times by car, but once by train to show off the family. I found one picture and will expand this post on Marne La Vallée the entrance to the park and a lot more. Hope you enjoy this post as I. Oh yes the town is in Seine et Marne dept 77 of the Île de France region east of Paris. And 2022 is the 30th anniversary of Disneyland!!

The Marne La Vallée Chessy train station is a purpose-built train station sitting right outside the gates of Disneyland Resort Paris.  It is a station shared by RATP and SNCF, which call it Marne-la-Vallée Chessy – Parcs Disneyland and Marne-la-Vallée Chessy TGV respectively. It is served by RER A line trains, as well as TGV (inOui and Ouigo), Thalys and Eurostar.

The Marne La Vallée Chessy train station is a smallish station, housing three platforms and five high-speed tracks. Automatic Left Luggage from 07h-22h ; Monday-Sunday & Holidays. Luggage trolleys are also available inside the station. There is a foreign exchange in the station. Disabled facilities: 07h-22h30 Monday-Sunday &  Holidays; at the Welcome Desk;  You should turn up to the reception 30 minutes before your train leaves if you need assistance boarding. Wheelchairs and boarding ramps are also available if required.. You can come to the station by RER A best in Paris by Etoile CDG or Arc de Triomphe and Auber by the big dept stores. By bus:Disney operates a free shuttle service from the station to all the Disney hotels. By taxi: You can catch a cab at Place des Passagers des Vents in front of the train station. On foot: The station is just by the entrance to Disney Village and the resort.  

marne la vallee Chessy gare TGV c2015

The RER A line is  of the Ile-de-France regional express network . It connects Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Cergy and Poissy to the west, to Boissy-Saint- Léger and Marne-la-Vallée to the east, passing through the heart of Paris. On December 8, 1977 line A of the Regional Express Network (RER) was officially born following the commissioning of the junction between Auber and Nation stations. This junction passes through the new correspondence station Châtelet-les-Halles. On April 1, 1992, the line is extended in Marne-la-Vallée to Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy, eleven days before the inauguration of the Disneyland park.

It is possible that the RER A will be extended in the long term beyond Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy, to the Paris – Meaux line, in order to improve relations between Marne-la-Vallée and the city of Meaux . The Paris – Meaux line would be replaced by the extension of the RER E, beyond Chelles – Gournay, its current terminus, to Meaux. The Île-de-France region proposes the creation of a dedicated public transport line which would link the stations of Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy, Esbly and Meaux!

The official SNCF on the Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy train station with connections :

The regional Transilien on RER A to Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy

I have criss cross these towns on my road warrior trips in the area of my dear late wife Martine many times over the years. I saw the growth, and the roads; obviously need to tell you a bit about the community of towns of Marne la Vallée on this post.

My roads are the A4 highway/motorway (Paris-Strasbourg) also crosses the area from west to east.
The A104 or Francilienne highway/motorway is common to the A4 from the Lognes (Noisiel) interchange to the Collégien (Collégien) interchange in the Paris-province direction where it branches off north towards Roissy -Charles-de-Gaulle airport. Of course , I have come by here many times connecting from the A140 to the A4 as well.

The community of towns of Marne-la-Vallée is a new town located east of Paris as said in sentimental dept 77 of Seine et Marne.  Relatively large, it extends over about 20 km from west to east (from Bry-sur-Marne to Bailly-Romainvilliers). The scope includes the territories of 26 towns, in three Ile-de-France departments.  These towns are divided by sectors or zones and these are:
sector I (Porte de Paris) includes a town in Seine-Saint-Denis dept 93: Noisy-le-Grand, and two towns in Val-de-Marne dept 94: Bry-sur-Marne and Villiers-sur-Marne;
Sector II (Val Maubuée) includes six towns of Seine-et-Marne dept 77: Champs-sur-Marne, Croissy-Beaubourg, Émerainville, Lognes, Noisiel and Torcy;
Sector III (Val de Bussy) includes twelve towns of Seine-et-Marne dept 77: Bussy-Saint-Georges, Bussy-Saint-Martin, Chanteloup-en-Brie, Collégien, Conches-sur-Gondoire, Ferrières-en-Brie, Gouvernes, Guermantes, Jossigny, Lagny-sur-Marne, Montévrain, and Saint-Thibault-des-Vignes;
Sector IV (Val d’Europe) includes six towns of Seine-et-Marne dept 77: Bailly-Romainvilliers, Chessy, Coupvray, Magny-le-Hongre, Serris and Villeneuve-le-Comte.

Some of the things to see here are Disneyland Paris, (see posts) a leisure heavyweight, castles (Champs-sur-Marne, Jossigny, Rentilly etc), many listed churches, a few museums (Louis-Braille in Coupvray, Gatien-Bonnet in Lagny-sur-Marne, Adrien-Mentienne in Bry-sur-Marne, Émile-Jean in Villiers-sur-Marne and the local history and heritage museum in Noisy-le-Grand), and unusual sites, such as the old Menier chocolate factory in Noisiel (former employer of the maternal grandmother Fourré of my dear late wife Martine which I met a lot), the Russon mill and the largest Buddhist temple in Europe in Bussy-Saint-Georges, the Belle-Assise mill in Jossigny, the sculpture space in Chessy.

The Community of Marne la Vallée

The Local Paris Marne La Vallée tourist office

The Seine et Marne dept 77 tourist board on la marne la vallée area

There you go folks, a dandy place in my travels in my belle France, and glad to show it in my blog. Marne la Vallée is unique ,hardly known and since you know who came in, it has exploded with beautiful neighborhood and fancy subdivisions in lovely towns.  Always sentimental Seine et Marne, and worth a ride alone, and of course see the sights above as well. Again, hope you enjoy it as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health , and many cheers to all!!!

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