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Discover the region

Discover the region

If you’re looking to add a little culture to your stay at Disneyland® Paris, try adding an extra day or two to spend discovering the Seine-et-Marne region’s wealth of art, history and culture.



Information at Disneyland® Paris

The Tourist Information Kiosk within Disneyland Paris sells tickets for admission to historic buildings and museums, reservations for cruises, nightclubs, shows and entertainment in the area as well as other trips.

It is open every day of the week, all year round from 9am to 8.45pm . All advisers speak English as well as a host of other languages.

Tel: +33 (0) 1 60 43 33 33
For additional information, visit the Tourist Information Kiosk site at www.tourism77.co.uk

Royal heritage

Château of Vaux-le-Vicomte

Jealous after a visit to Nicolas Fouquet's impressive château, King Louis XIV immediately commissioned the same artists (Le Vau, Le Brun and Le Nôtre) to build Versailles. Today, on warm summer evenings the gardens and château are illuminated by more than 2,000 candles.

Opening times: 
Open every day from mid-March to mid-November, between 10am and 6pm. During this time period the estate is open every day. Other opening times during special events such as Candlelight evenings or "Vaux-le-Vicomte celebrates Christmas".

Getting there: 
By car from Disneyland Paris: Motorway A4, A104 then A5. Approximately 45 km.

Château of Fontainebleau

Known as the "House of the centuries, true dwelling of kings", this château is a UNESCO World Heritage site with more than 800 years of French history. One of the grandest palaces in France, it's not to be missed!

Opening times: 
The château is open every day, except Tuesdays, 1st January, 1st May and 25th December.
From October to March: 9.30am - 5pm (last admission at 4.15pm)
From April to September: 9.30am - 6pm (last admission 5.15pm)

Getting there: 
By car from Disneyland® Paris: Motorway A4, A104 then A6. Approximately 65 km.

Artist's village

Barbizon

You’ll love the charming village where seminal French landscape painters Corot, Millet and Rousseau – whose art influenced the Impressionists – created the Barbizon School. Places to visit: the Museum of the Painters of Barbizon called "Auberge Ganne" ,and Rousseau and Millet's studios.

Opening times: 
The Departmental Museum of the painters of Barbizon, called "Auberge Ganne": open every day except Tuesdays, between 10am and 12.30pm and from 2pm to 5.30pm. Open until 6pm in July and August. Closed from 22nd December to 1st January and on 1st May. 

Getting there: 
By car from Disneyland® Paris: Motorway A4, A104, A6. Approximately 65km.

Moret sur Loing

This stunning medieval town, with picturesque 12th-century streets, attracted and inspired numerous painters such as Moret, Renoir and Sisley. Let your steps lead you along the picturesque alleys and allow the glistening banks of the Loing river enchant you like so many painters before.

Getting there:
By car from Disneyland® Paris: Motorway A4, A104, A5. Approximately 65km 

Medieval sites

The city of Provins (Summer)

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Provins was formerly the Counts of Champagne's capital famed for its wondrous fairs during the XIIth and XIIIth centuries. It's a great place that remains intact and authentic to explore life in the Middle Ages: ramparts, dungeons, ancient houses, vaulted underground rooms.

Don't miss Provins Medieval Feast, one of the biggest in Europe (June); Provins falconry or chivalry shows; Provins by Candlelight (August); Provins Harvest Festival;...


Getting there:

By car from Disneyland® Paris: road D 231. Approximately 55 km.

The Castle of Blandy les Tours

The flagship tourist site of the region. Discover one of the last testimonies of local medieval architecture. After 15 years of excavation and restoration, the castle of Blandy les Tours, built during the 100 Years' War, immerses the visitor in the feudal time of the XII century. Unmissable.

Opening times: 
Open everyday from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 6pm (to 5pm in winter season).
Close on Tuesdays and 25th December ; 1st January and 1st May. 

Getting there: 
By car from Disneyland® Paris: 
Motorway: A4, A104 and A5. Approximately 40km.

The city of Meaux

Meaux is a unique medieval town with an striking Gothic cathedral, one of the few that still exist in France. It also boasts the palace of the former Bishop and the Bossuet Garden, designed by landscape painter Le Nôtre, whose artistry helped shape both the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte and the Palace of Versailles. Plus gastronomic treats such as Brie cheese and specialty mustard aplenty.

Don't miss Meaux's Great Historical Show inside the Episcopal city (Mid-June to mid-September).

Getting there: 
By car from Disneyland® Paris: N 34 then D5 or Motorway A4. Approximately 15 km.

Nature

  • Big Cats Park

Europe's leading big cats park is home to around 150 big cats: Kruger lions, white tigers, Sri Lanka leopards and Amur leopards, sand cats and many more! Spot them all in complete safety on one of our four trails around the park, each one showcasing cats from Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Despite the threat of extinction elsewhere, these cats thrive, as the habitat is conducive to their well-being and reproduction.

Opening times: 

  • In January, February and March, open from 10am to 5pm.
  • In April, open from 10am to 6pm and 6.30pm on weekends and public holidays.
  • In May and June, open from 9.30am to 6pm and 7pm on weekends and public holidays.
  • In July and August, open from 9.30am to 7.30pm.
  • In September, open from 10am to 6pm and 7pm on weekends and public holidays.
  • In October, open from 10am to 5pm and 6.30pm on weekends and public holidays.
  • In November and December, open from 10am to 5pm.
  • Annual leave from 1-20 January. Closed every Monday in January and December.

Getting there: 
By car, approximately 30 km from Disneyland® Paris: road "D231", direction Provins. Near Rigny, road "D402", direction Chaumes en Brie.

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