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The pretty tourist village of Chessy in Seine-et-Marne is both the gateway to Mickey's world and the birthplace of Babar.

It is generally considered that Disneyland Paris, which welcomes more than 15 million visitors each year, is located at Marne-la-Vallée. However, most of the park is actually situated in the commune of Chessy. With a range of hotels serving all budgets, Chessy is therefore the ideal place to stay for a prolonged visit to the wonderful world of Disney.

But Chessy is not all about Mickey. It is also the birthplace of Babar, at least in the imagination of local residents Cécile and Jean de Brunhoff. You can see the statue of Cornélius, the king's wise adviser, in the old town, which will delight both young and old.

Located on the south bank of the River Marne, the Dhuys' Sculpture Gardens, created by Jacques Servières and inspired by Angkor in Cambodia, is a green space with forty statues, some of which are particularly imposing. Interesting fact: the statues are made of stones that originally belonged to an aqueduct which was destroyed during a bombing in 1939. Full of beauty which is both raw and delicate, the Sculpture Gardens are certainly worth a visit.

History buffs will not be disappointed by the Château de Chessy which dates back to the 17th century and has retained all its original glory through significant restoration work. The dovecote gives it the stunning appearance we see today. La Pièce de Neptune, the garden's centrepiece which was created in the 18th century and has recently been restored, evokes ponds seen in Italian palaces.

The RER A, TGV, Eurostar and the Pep's bus network connect Chessy with Marne-la-Vallée. The village is located close to the A4 and A104 motorways and enjoys quick access to Orly and Roissy airports.

An unforgettable holiday in Chessy awaits!

Top hotels in Chessy

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Relais Spa Val d'Europe
Relais Spa Val d'Europe
4 out of 5
1, rue des Grands Pres, Chessy, Seine-et-Marne
The price is Rs9,715 per night

Located in the heart of Chessy, this spa residence is within a 10-minute walk of Val d'Europe and Val d'Europe Shopping Center. Aquarium Sea Life Paris and La ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,929 reviews)

"This hotel is amazing! We had 5 nights in a Junior Executive Suite (well it was my 50th birthday) and everything about the hotel wS fantastic. The staff were all friendly and helpful, the food at breakfast and in the restaurant was great and the room was excellent. It had a little kitchenette with ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

Relais Spa Val d'Europe
Disneyland® Hotel
Disneyland® Hotel
5 out of 5
Rue de la Marnière, Chessy, Seine-et-Marne
Free cancellation
The price is Rs42,824 per night

This family-friendly Chessy hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Disneyland® Paris and Disney Village. Walt Disney Studios Park ...

4.2/5Excellent! (731 reviews)

"It was to expensive, breakfast was really good/Perfect. Dinner was bad and to expensive!!!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Feb 2020

Disneyland® Hotel
123home - Le Valley City
123home - Le Valley City
6 rue de la Galmy, Chessy, Ile-de-France
The price is Rs8,751 per night

Situated in Chessy, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Val d'Europe and Val d'Europe Shopping Center. Aquarium Sea Life Paris and La Vallee ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)

"It’s a self check inn hotel. But the details was very clear how to do it.and the best thing is every thing was very close highly recommended to others"…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2019

123home - Le Valley City

Popular places to visit in Chessy

Disneyland® Paris
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Disneyland® Paris

4.5/5(684 reviews)

Enjoy the rides and games at Disneyland® Paris and see why people love this theme park in Chessy. Discover the entertainment choices and shops in this romantic area.

Walt Disney Studios Park
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Walt Disney Studios Park

4.5/5(105 reviews)

Enjoy the rides and games at Walt Disney Studios Park and see why this is a favourite theme park in Chessy. Discover the entertainment choices and shops in this romantic area.

Val d'Europe
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Val d'Europe

4.5/5(106 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy with a trip to Val d'Europe, a favourite shopping spot in Paris. Visit the theme park and top-notch restaurants in this romantic area.

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4/5(1,164 reviews)

A famous work of French gothic architecture, which is a renowned place of worship and rich in religious and artistic heritage.

Centre Pompidou
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Centre Pompidou

4/5(171 reviews)

Explore the exhibits at Centre Pompidou, a popular museum in Paris. Make time for the churches and local tours in this vibrant area.

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4.5/5(346 reviews)

Find out about the history of Pantheon, a well-known monument in Paris. Discover the acclaimed art galleries and stunning cathedral in this vibrant area.

Reviews of Chessy


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5/5 - Excellent

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22 Nov 2019

Great location

5/5 - Excellent


4 Jul 2019

Lots of good facilities

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Mar 2019

Top tip learn French before you visit it will be very helpful... Merci....

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Feb 2019

This was our second visit here and we left feeling rejuvenated. We visited the pool every morning which was a great way to start the day before the short walk to the Val de Europe shops or into Disneyland. Staff are wonderful. Will stay again

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Feb 2019

mouse running round bar area while having drinks and a meal

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

18 Dec 2018

The Pizza Roma Italian restaurant was fantastic, very good prices for delicious food. The shopping centre was good for wandering around for a few hours. Supermarket was open until 21:30 every night which was good. Burger place was incredible.

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