Close to the Disneyland Paris parks, the community of Serris is a great area to stay in beyond the Disney hotels with apartments and holiday homes available to rent.

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Holiday Homes in Serris

A holiday home or apartment in Serris may be a more cost effective solution when visiting Disneyland Paris as you’re not paying for any hotel facilities, dining plans or meals included with your stay.

Another benefit of booking your own apartment in Serris is being able to move at your own pace, so there’s no rush for the morning breakfast and you have the flexibility of dining in or out.

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What’s there to do in Serris?

Serris has an elegant and fresh feeling to it, the Parisian style townhouses look as good as new along wide tree-lined avenues. Serris also has plenty of amenities for a self catering stay including a bakery, bank and supermarket.

Tree lined avenue in Serris looking toward Disney Village

There’s also a huge Val D’Europe shopping mall, La Vallée Village designer outlet, aquarium, food hall and restaurant hub containing everything from a McDonald’s and Primark to Gucci and Calvin Klein.

Tip: Look up the Val D’Europe and La Vallée Village websites before your visit for the latest offers (like newsletter discounts) and eligibility for tax free shopping.

Travelling between Serris and Disneyland Paris

If you don’t mind walking it’s a 1 mile stroll from Serris to the Disney Village which takes around 20 minutes. The #47 shuttle bus from Villages Nature Paris to Disneyland (via Serris) runs regularly throughout the day and costs €2 euros each way. This is particularly advantageous for families arriving and departing with luggage, or if you’re tired after a busy day in the theme parks.

Serris bus route to Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris Hotel or Apartment in Serris?

Having stayed in both the Disneyland Paris resort hotels and an apartment in Serris, I can see the appeal of staying in both. A Disney hotel comes with the convenience of being close to the parks and village, and for young families it gives you the complete Disney experience with things like character breakfasts and extra magic hours.

The train station is also positioned between the Disney Village and theme park entrances, so catching a Disney hotel shuttle bus or walking to your hotel is an option if you travel to Disneyland on the Eurostar.

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A holiday let is more of a home from home experience, and if you’re a multi-generation family, couple or solo traveller you may enjoy the community feel and amenities on offer in Serris. I stayed in an apartment near Val D’Europe that also had its own underground car parking space, which is great if you drive to Disneyland Paris from the UK.

Tranquil lake area in Serris near Disneyland Paris
Tranquil lake in Serris

Hotels and Resorts in Serris

If you like the idea of both the amenities in Serris and ease of a hotel stay, there’s two near the shopping centre and restaurants – Hotel L’Eysee Val D’Europe and the Aparthotel Adagio Val D’Europe.

La Vallée Village Designer Outlet in Serris near Paris
La Vallée Village – Designer Outlet

Alternatively just south of Serris on the #47 bus route is Villages Nature Paris, a Center Parcs owned holiday park with comfortable cottages, outdoor pools and adventure trails. The nature village is particularly appealing if you’d like to balance your busy days out in Disneyland with a tranquil escape.

Places to visit from Serris

Besides the resort of Disneyland Paris, Serris is around 35 minutes away from the city of Paris by train from Val D’Europe station. Serris is also on the doorstep of the Champagne region of France meaning you can be roaming around the pretty medieval town of Provins within an hour by road. You can also drive to the beautiful Palace of Fontainebleau, or explore the Cathedral city of Reims where French Kings were crowned.

Related: A trip to the pretty medieval town of Provins

4 Comments

  1. Sounds like a great trip involving culture and fun for all ages , right up my street .

  2. Enjoyed our stay at one of the apartments. Drove there from the UK, which was straight forward. Gave us the opportunity to drive to other areas to visit like Provins which was lovely.

  3. I’m planning to go there soon so, I will check all your recommendations. I’m a huge fan of Disneyland and I have an excellent excuse to go… my kids, hahaha.
    Great post! Tks for all the tips.

    • Hi Roberto! That is an excellent excuse haha, glad you found the tips useful – hope you have a great time when you’re able to travel there!

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