Discover a world of holiday fun for everyone
The school holidays are an ideal time for families to treat themselves to a holiday and spend quality time together, but this doesn’t have to end once September begins. For those families who are looking for their ultimate escape once the summer ends, look no further: Villages Nature® Paris is a brand new family friendly destination that will officially open its doors to the world for the first time in September. A joint venture between Euro Disney S. C. A and Pierre & Vacances Group, Villages Nature® Paris is an eco-friendly resort in a beautiful location, just 32 km from France’s capital and minutes from Disneyland® Paris. It offers a perfect blend of nature and city break and is ideal for October half term breaks and weekends away with the family.
Set amid beautiful countryside, this car-free holiday hamlet not only offers holiday accommodation, comprising spacious apartments to beautiful cottages, but fun activities to entertain all the family. Its five immersive worlds, all in harmony with nature, guarantee an unforgettable experience that creates lasting memories.
- The Aqualagon® with its pools, waterslides and open-air lagoon is heated to 30°C by geothermal energy for year-round swimming
- The BelleVie Farm with its farmyard animals, ponies, vegetable garden and workshops
- The Forest of Legends with its forest dens and treetop nests, fairy tales and folklore
- The Extraordinary Gardens, offering a multitude of places to stroll around inspired by the four elements, Earth, Fire, Air and Water
- The Lakeside Promenade with its restaurants, shops and events
French and English are the official languages however the focus is genuinely international and the concept will appeal to a wide range of nationalities.
Fun for Everyone
Villages Nature® Paris is packed full of fun activities that will ensure quality time shared by all the family. As well as its fabulous on-site waterparks, sports facilities and outdoor pursuits, there are many extra-special attractions too. These are:
Aqualagon® will be a firm family favourite place to hang out, even in the chillier months, with indoor and outdoor pools naturally heated to 30ºC all year, three Jacuzzis, six giant slides ranging from massive thrills to more gentle fun, a wave pool and the River of Experiences. For very little ones (six to 36 months) there’s a Baby Swimming session.
The Kids area is a water playhouse and the place to go for The Water Tree; a platform with slides, water guns and sprayers, plus a huge bucket that regularly tips 900 litres of water on the pools below – great fun for the five to 12-year-olds.
The new River of Experiences includes jets, whirlpools, waterfalls, geysers, bubbles and other water features for four year olds and above.
Even the most active and dynamic families won’t be disappointed, with many sports on offer, from water polo to aqua bike. For those wanting to scale a mountain, the rock-climbing wall is found in the Aqualagon® incorporating climbing and obstacles. Whilst for the teenagers and older, why not test out the Aquajump, trampoline and thrill combo?
The BelleVie Farm’s architecture is typical of the Brie region and is a working organic farm. There are many free activities to introduce children to farm life. Everyone can get involved, from learning how to care for and feed the farm animals to finding out more about the farm animals and their different roles on the farm.
Kids will feel like real farmers for a day when they take on the role of a farm hand: feeding the calves, collecting the eggs, mucking out the stables and learning what it takes to be in charge. They can also turn their hand to bee keeping – a fun way to learn about the creators of delicious honey and this essential resource for our planet, or discover the secret of making freshly-churned butter and home-made ice cream (during the summer) in a selection of classes. And why not become an apprentice to the master bakers on site and enjoy a family bread-making class at the farm too?
Gardening is a very calming and rewarding family activity, and under professional guidance the whole family can learn the basics. Take these skills home and start growing lots of healthy produce and exotic flowers.
Ponies also feature on the farm and there are first-time riding experiences aimed at little ones or another introductory experience for children aged from two years old. Plus, trekking and longer rides for older children are also available.
Fun farm-themed events and an 800 m² indoor and outdoor themed soft play are ideal for entertaining the kids.
The outdoor playground includes hay bales, trampolines, silo slides and tractor bikes to bring the farm to life for the three to 11-year-old, whilst parents can chill out in the adjacent café.
The Forest of Legends comprises the original 20-year-old woodland on the site that has been beautifully preserved. It is said that the forest is full of fairy tales and magic inspired by local folklore. Enter into the Forest of Legends and find hanging nests, secret paths and hiding places. A daily interactive show introduces children to the history of the Forest of Legends and allows them to meet the characters who live there. Solve the riddles and find the five key characters to keep the magical connection open between the forest and its mythical creatures. Families can also build and decorate their own enchanted hut led by an instructor, with plenty of prizes on offer. My Fairy House is an imaginative craft project (involving parents too) creating unique fairy houses for display in the Forest of Legends.
The Extraordinary Gardens are a sanctuary to celebrate the four elements: Air, Fire, Earth and Water. Learn all the secrets involved in bringing the Extraordinary Gardens to life. Explore the outdoor trails and discover the wonders of nature and play the element-inspired games along the way. Meet the gardeners and let them share some of their tips, or head for the campfire shows to enjoy music and refreshments, plus a few other surprises, at the night time shows.
The Lakeside Promenade is the true heart and soul of Villages Nature® Paris with a choice of restaurants and shops. The Lakeside Promenade will always be buzzing with surprise acts, from bed-time story telling or a mini disco for the youngsters, to live music in the Aqualagon waterside amphitheatre for the older ones. And there’s even bowling at Le Strike or a cinema night. Kids clubs and evening events are available for adults and children.
The Beach is a lovely way to spend a lazy, sunny afternoon gently pootling about the lake on pedaloes and boats. Or perhaps even stretching out on the sand? Those who want to let off a bit more steam can try out stand-up-paddle boarding, beach volleyball, and much more.
Little Explorers and Baby Club
When staying at Villages Nature® Paris, not only will the children be entertained every day, but they will be in extra-safe hands at all times. The English-speaking childcare club caters for all ages, from the Baby and Toddler Clubs (aged four months to three years), to Kids Clubs (four to 12-year-olds) when fun and education go hand in hand with an emphasis on learning about nature.
The immersive, enchanting experience extends beyond the five worlds: all the accommodation at Villages Nature® Paris continues the natural theme:
Cocoon VIP is designed with wellbeing in mind, creating a haven of serenity. Soft and elegantly decorated, Cocoon VIP is available as a cottage or apartment by the lake, or in the village centre. Prices start from €291 for a two-night stay at a cottage sleeping four people on a self-catering basis.
In Country Premium accommodation, indoors and outdoors flow together to create a relaxing retreat inspired by English country living. These cottages and apartments can be found by the lake or in the woods. Prices start from €233 for a two-night stay at a cottage sleeping four people on a self-catering basis.
Clan Comfort accommodation allows guests to discover their inner child in these whimsical cottages, with playful décor, situated in the woods. Prices start from €204 a two-night stay at cottage sleeping four people on a self-catering basis.
All accommodation features free Wi-Fi, fully-equipped kitchens with dishwashers, furnished terraces or balconies and flat-screen TVs. Baby beds and high chairs are available in all cottages and upon request in apartments.
For more information about Villages Nature® Paris and to book, please call 0845 351 0820 or visit www.villagesnatureparis.co.uk