Nestled in the heart of the Val d’Europe, Serris is a small town that lies on the doorstep of Disneyland Paris. Dating from at least the 17th century, it’s dominated by an impressive shopping mall whose design was inspired by some of France’s most famous architects.
Things to do in Serris
Stroll through Serris’s leafy streets to admire the Eglise Saint Michel or relax on the benches that dot the picturesque Parc des Communes. You can refresh with a swim at the Aquatic Center Val d’Europe or birdwatch on the shores of the Lac des Gassets. Authentic French cuisine is served in several of the restaurants that cluster in the town centre.
Dominating north of Serris is the Val d’Europe shopping mall, which was created by The Walt Disney Company in the 1980s. Its architecture was inspired by Gustave Eiffel, Victor Baltard and Georges Eugene Haussmann and is divided into four main areas. Browse the arcades of Les Passages Parisiens or shop beneath the glass and metal constructions of Les Halles before feasting in the American-style food court of Les Terrasses.
Also forming part of the Val d’Europe complex is SEA LIFE Val d’Europe, which features marine life-filled aquariums, family-friendly exhibits and play areas. Keeper-led talks are held throughout the day and there are rock pools where you can get up close to starfish, crabs and anemones. A highlight of SEA LIFE Val d’Europe is its Ocean Tank, which is the largest cold water tank in Europe.
Getting around Serris
Serris is around 30 minutes’ drive from the centre of Paris and 35 minutes from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Trains connect from Paris to the Val d’Europe railway station and buses travel throughout the commune. The centre of Serris can easily be explored on foot.