Located an hour away from central Paris is the La Vallee Village – an open-air boutique shopping mall that offers more than a hundred European and international brands. It is open Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00 and is accessible through public transport.
How to get there?
For a more luxurious experience, you can ride on a mini coach to and from the village. Aside from boutiques, you can also find several cafes and restaurants for a quick rest before your afternoon shopping spree.
If you plan to go there by RER OR TGV, the closest TGV train station is Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy-Parcs Disney®. La Vallée Village is at a walking distance from the RER station (ten-minute walk). However, La Vallée Village is also accessible by a free shuttle from the Val d’Europe/Serris-Montévrain’ RER station on Sundays, every 20 minutes.
If you staying at the Disney Hotel, you are in luck as La Vallée Village is linked to the Disney® Hotels and Val de France by the dedicated La Vallée Village shuttle bus.
What is La Valee Village all about?
La Vallee Village has a lot of treats to shoppers from flyer programs that can earn you miles on select airlines for every Euro spent to gift vouchers for those who want to give their loved-ones a chic gift. You can also get advice from the village’s professional stylists to improve your fashion choices. Try their hands free shopping program where you don’t have to carry your shopping bags while you walk around town. Instead, an assistant will collect each one from the boutiques and bring them to you once you decide to leave for the day.
How much do you save?
In terms of savings, you can get at least 12% discount on your purchases with their tax free shopping program. All boutiques are included and you only need to make a minimum purchase of €175. This program only applies for non-EU residents that have been in France for less than 6 months.
What brands do you find there?
There are many brands in La Vallee Village such as Timberland, Baccarat, Burberry, Guess, Boss and Calvin Klein among others. You can also find luxury brands like Jimmy Choo, Armani, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo and Versace. Despite this, there are still a few brands missing. If you are not looking for a brand in particular, the place is a good way to find unique items even from less known brands. Outlet malls are supposed to offer discounted prices and they live up to that expectation, but only for items from previous seasons. Expect to see new collections still in very high prices, no different from a regular boutique in central.
Our honest reviews …
The atmosphere and architectural value of the site is great, but the layout is not as tourist friendly as you think. The bus stop is a far walk from the entrance and the tourist lounge is another far walk from there. Since the closing time is very early, you have to rush if you want to cover all the boutiques. Moreover, the prices of discounted items are very low bringing crowds to the place during peak shopping seasons. You will want to avoid this at all costs.