The local partner
As well as being home to Disneyland Paris, Val d’Europe is also sector four of Marne-la-Vallée which includes five towns under the administration of the SAN du Val d’Europe (a new town consortium). The SAN is Disneyland Paris’s principal partner in the economic development of the area. Among its other responsibilities, the SAN develops the public and transportation infrastructures that guarantee a high quality of life for residents. The partnership between Disneyland Paris and the SAN has borne fruit in the shape of 28,000 residents, 1,700 companies and 25,000 jobs.
20 years of land Development
Twenty years ago, France welcomed Disneyland Paris in the heart of the Seine-et-Marne region. Since then, the company has become one of the main participants in the development of the eastern sector of Marne-la-Vallée known as ‘Val d’Europe’.
Despite being built on a human scale, the city combines infrastructures representative of a metropolis. The city now has 28,000 residents, 25,000 jobs and nearly 2,300 organisations and companies. It is also France’s busies TGV train connecting point, serving 65 stations in France and six European countries. A new economic centre has been born in the Île-de-France region!
The success of Val d’Europe can be explained by the unique development model upon which it has been built. It is the tourist destination that both drives the economic development and gives confidence and long-term visibility to investors, companies and residents. Despite the highs and lows in the general economic contexts, Val d’Europe is a solid urban and tourist centre that is under development.
By 2016, Val d’Europe is expected to welcome a major new tourism project on a European scope – Villages Nature. Just six kilometres south of Disneyland Paris, Villages Nature is being jointly developed by Euro Disney and Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs. Both in its design and operating model, Villages Nature is based on the quest for harmony between man and nature. Sustainable development is at the heart of the project, making it a major innovation in sustainable tourism. Villages Nature is an integrated short- and med-term destination, whose first phase will include 1,730 holiday homes spread over 180 hectares of landscaping. The homes will be organised around iconic activities that seek to reconnect visitors with Nature and the celebration of life.