La Valee Village, Paris
If you like Outlets I will indicate you to La Villée Village, it's a "unique outlet shopping village" it's located only 30 minutes from the center of Paris, and a 5 minutes from the Disney Park. I looked at the opening hour: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm (7pm during the winter time) and Sundays from 11 am to 7pm.
How you can get there: 1) By car: it's located 5 minutes from Disney Parks (Motorway A4/ exit 4) - I went by car. 2) You can go by train: RER A station Serris-Montévrain-Val dÉurope. There are shuttle busses available from the RER if you request ( a freind of mine did it this way, and she said that the shuttle worked perfectly and on time). Their tel.: +00 33 126.96.36.199.01 (when you wake a call in Europe please don't forget to put the "+" before the numbers.
and 3) you can go by Cityrama shuttle service. It runs from the center of Paris to La Vallée Village 3 times a week (every Tuesday, thursday and Sunday). It Departures from the Cityrama agency, place des Pyramides, at 10:15am and returns to Paris at approximately 5:00pm. The fares where 15Euros round trip for an adult. They recommend that reservations should be done at least by 5:00pm the day before you want to departure at the hotel conciergeries or at the Cityrama agency.
The village opens everyday (In France, usually shops close every Sunday) from 10.00-20.00.
There are some place to eat too, such as Starbucks Coffee and Berts. Almost all the salesperson can speak English.
What to buy: I the La villée Village you will find more than 70 prestigious and luxury brands with reduce prices (by at least 33% - often far more - of their original on their previous seasons collections.
What to pay: It will depend on your budget.
This is a new outlet shopping complex in Val d'Europe, very close to Disneyland Paris. It is very easy to reach the area by RER C (red colour), direction Marne la Vallèe - Parcs Disneyland: the "Val d'Europe" is right before the final stop. As you exit the RER station, the shopping complex is on the right (walking distance 2 minutes). The journey from downtown Paris lasts 30 to 35 minutes. If you travel by car, of course there is a huge free parking area.
What to buy: The complex is divided into two areas: in the first one you find a huge shopping mall where you can find everything (from supermarket Auchan, travel agent, jewelery, clothes, sport goods, home furniture, restaurants and bars, shoes, parfumes and so on), the second one is the outlet village. The outlet village is really nice because seen from outside it seems a tiny French town. Every little house is a shop! It is very pleasant to walk there and prices are really low!!
What to pay: Tommy Hilfiger T-shirt: from 9 €
Polo Ralph Lauren jacket: from 120 €
Diesel T-shirt: from 9 €
Diesel Jacket: from 80 €
Men shirts: from 20 €
Ties: from 9 €
and so on.
If you are staying in a hotel in the Marne la Vallee area (such as Marriott Village, Radisson SAS, Moevenpick) ask for the VIP coupon: you'll be given an extra 10% off!!
Situated at the east of Paris this great mall has any kind of shop you wish to see. There is also a very big aquarium. When exiting the covered mall there is a small "village" very well designed. This is the outlet area where you can find many trade marks in very low prices.
What to buy: Almost everything you need. For women, men, kids, home.
What to pay: What about 80 Euro for a double-face Balmain coat?
I'm going to start this Tip by saying I have never been to this place. I really do not like shopping and certainly don't want to do it on my vacations. However, we used to live near several excellent Outlet Malls in southern California and used them when we needed things. They certainly serve their purpose and if you shop carefully, know your prices and are willing to take the time, they can save you money. Many people go to Paris to shop and this Tip is for them.
La Vallée Village Outlet Shopping is a true discount shopping mall on the outskirts of Paris near Disneyland Paris so you can combine the two if you are interested in both.
La Vallée Village is open every day of the week, including Sunday, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, except on 25 December, 1 January and 1 May, all holidays when the Village will be closed.
http://www.lavalleevillage.com (in French)
What to buy: All the major brands are here, Armani, Baccarat, Givenchy, Polo Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Villeroy & Boch . . . even Nike. Check the web site for a list of stores. Chances are, there is a store that will suit your tastes, including La Maison du Chocolat and Porsche Design Group.
Here's the web site for the list of stores: http://www.lavalleevillage.com/en/brand-directory/all-brands
Just 35 minutes from Paris and 5 minutes from Disneyland Paris.
What to pay: Check prices for items you want before you visit the discount mall. That way you know if you are getting a bargain or just the styles from last year at an overblown price. It always pays to do your research before shopping for bargains.
If you like outlet malls like Woodbury Commons in New York, then you might like this. It is about a half hour from Paris on the way to Disney. You can take the RER and get off at the Val d'Europe/Serris-Montevrain station. From there it is a five minute walk. You can also take the TGV, Thalys, or Eurostar and get off at Marne-la-Vallee-Chessy-Parcs Disneyland.
What to buy: Some brands mentioned on the brochure are Lacroix, Barbour, Anne Fontaine, Armani, Cacharel, Cerruti, Feraud, Furla, Givenchi, Longchamp, Mandarin Duck, Ferragamo, Versace, Faconnable, Charles Jourdan, Agnes b, and many others.
Anytime you see "stock" it'll be referring to discount shop similiar to our Marshall's, Ross's, TJMaxx in the States. They sell discounted name brand clothings, accessories, and lingerie. They close at 7PM like majority of the stores in Paris.
What to buy: You may find discounted Lancaster wallets or Kenneth Cole shoes here, limited selection and quantity of course.
What to pay: Discount
We always brings a visit to La Vallee Outlet Shopping Village. There you can buy previous seasons' collections direct from the world’s leading fashion brands, at affordable prices. You can ask the concierge of your hotel to call the shuttle bus of La Vallee. They will pick you up at the hotel and bring you back when you’re ready with shopping. La Vallée Village has the biggest and brightest brands in fashion for example: Polo Ralph Lauren, Armani,
Givenchy, Agnes B., Versace, Riverwoods, Tommy Hilfiger, Donaldson and much more.
Open every day (except Christmas Day, New Year Day and May 1st) from 10:00 to 19:00. On Sundays the Village is open from 11:00 to 19:00
From 5th December to 22nd January, the village will be open an hour earlier on Sunday mornings, and will close an hour later on Saturday evenings.
• Sunday 5th, 12th, 19th December and 16th January : 10h - 19h
• Saturday 11th, 18th December and 8th, 15th, 22nd January : 10h - 20h
• Closing at 6pm on 24th and 31st December
• The village is closed on 25th December and 1st January
La Vallée Village is located 40 minutes east of Paris on the A4 Motorway, within the Disneyland® Resort Paris.
La Vallée Village
3 Cours de la Garonne 77700
Serris (Marne-la-Vallée/Val d'Europe)
t: +33 1 60 42 35 00
f: +33 1 60 42 36 00
What to buy: Womens
jewellery & gifts
What to pay: La Vallée Village has the biggest and brightest brands in fashion, at prices reduced by a minimum of 33% of the original price.
If you want american style outlet shopping close to Paris then check out "La Vallée". Quality shops with quality clothes - much better than many of the outlets I've seen in the US.
Check out the brands and directions at www.lavalleeshopping.com.
The center is located one stop before Disneyland on the RER line A.