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best modes of travel from Marriotts village d-ile de- france to paris on a daily basis.

we are staying near Disneyland Paris but want to spend most of our time in Paris, with a few side trips to Versailles, possibly Normandy. I am looking for the best mode of transport - local train?

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The RER A will be your main transit line into Paris from that area. Using Rome2Rio (a good starting point for basic info, but not always the most accurate) it looks as if the trip into Paris from the Marriott will take over an hour - you will have a 14 minute walk from the hotel to the 59 bus that will take you to the Marne la Vallee Chessy RER station for the A to the Chatelet Les Halles metro station. Chatelet is a metro hub and from there you should have good connections (or could walk) to just about any place in the city. For instance, the Louvre is an easy walk from Chatelet.

Using Rome2Rio again, traveling to Versailles from the hotel will take over 2 hours with multiple connections. Getting to Bayeux, Normandy looks like at Least 3 1/2 hours with multiple transit connections.

IMHO, this would be too much travel, too many connections for me. If it’s possible to reconsider your hotel, if Paris is your focus, staying in Paris would save many hours of travel time for your agenda. We visited Disneyland Parc Paris a few years ago and found it very convenient to get there from our hotel near the Louvre and we were then in the heart of the city able to quickly get to where we wanted to be for our whole agenda.

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The train is really the most sensible option for Paris. The resort provides a courtesy bus from the resort reception to the Val d'Europe complex or Disneyland Paris (it was a €1 fee per passenger when we there last but it may have increased). Alternatively there is a bus stop directly outside the resort entrance where frequent public buses take you the short journey to the train station. However, whilst it's not a particularly difficult journey is does become tiresome after a couple of times. The resort is fantastic and I love the townhouses but it's not the best location for daily visits to Paris. Where it comes into its own is the ability to drive effortlessly to other areas of interest without having to navigate out of Paris to do so.

The closest station is the one at the huge retail development, Val d'Europe. If you do happen to have a rental car you can park it in the extensive car park for free or the next closest is Marne-la-Vallée Chessy which is right at the entrance to the Disney park. The benefit of parking at Val d'Europe is being able to stock up at the huge Auchan supermarket, I could spend a day in the wine department alone!

For the other areas a rental car is far more preferable. The roads around the area are quiet, well maintained and are a pleasure to drive on. The locals have a completely different driving style to their fellow countrymen in the South.

If you want to rent a car you can do so at the airport (presumably CDG although we usually fly into Paris Orly) or you can take a short train journey from CDG to Marne-la-Vallée Chessy and either rent a car there (the major players are there) or if you don't fancy a drive after a long haul flight (although to be fair the drive to the Marriott from there is about 10 minutes on extremely quiet roads) you can catch a bus and return the following day.

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If you want to spend your time in Paris -- stay in Paris. This will add hours and expense to the trip and burn up your energy just getting to where you want to go. And once in Paris you won't be able to access your hotel during the day. Just an all around bad idea.

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Looking at this on the map.
Address:
Marriott's Village d'ile-de-France
Allee de l'Orme Rond
77700 Bailly-Romainvilliers

This is a resort hotel, in the middle of a golf course and only accessible by car.
It IS NOT at Disneyland Paris, you would require a taxi to get there (click here for map).
It is doubly not a good location for central Paris, as you would require to get to Eurodisney, and then get the RER (commuter train) into Paris.
And triply not good for Versailles (which is equally far out on the far side of Paris, you go in and out again);
Normandy is too far from Paris for a day trip, and even further from this location.

As this hotel is not convenient fro where want to be, I recommend finding a hotel in central Paris, and taking the RER for your two day trips to Disneyland and Versailles.

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hey hey gustcrew
i agree with jens, janet, and chris about too much traveling time from your resort you're staying at. if you want to spend time in paris stay in paris. look at a map (i use rome2rio to see distances and times, others here use other map/directions sites and adding about 25% more time than quoted.) these places you want to see side trips are not as close as you think they are. how many people are traveling, plus the cost of transportation adds up. it's your vacation, i would look a hotel/apt in central paris is my 3 cents worth. enjoy
aloha

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I agree with those who say to stay in Paris. Travel to Paris Disneyland for a day but stay in Paris.

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This is a resort hotel, in the middle of a golf course and only accessible by car.
It IS NOT at Disneyland Paris, you would require a taxi to get there (click here for map).
It is doubly not a good location for central Paris, as you would require to get to Eurodisney, and then get the RER (commuter train) into Paris.

It is part of Marriott's Vacation Club portfolio, their timeshare company and the only property in France (three more in Spain). The resort provides a shuttle to Disneyland Paris (and the train station) or there is a bus stop directly outside the resort gates.

Certainly the advice to stay in Paris proper if you want to visit Paris is good advice but it is likely that the OP has managed to exchange their 'home resort' for the Marriott resort and therefore the only costs involved would have been the maintenance fees for their home resort and possibly an exchange fee to transfer to the Marriott. Spending additional money for a hotel in Paris is not a good option if my assumption is correct.

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We stayed at the Marriott's Village d'ile-de-France in 2017, and used it as a base for daily trips to Paris. We plan to stay there again this year in May. Though we have been to Paris several times before, we use the time-share swap as a method to reduce costs to take people on their 1st trip to Paris. We enjoyed our trip in 2017, and the accommodations were very nice with 2 large bedrooms, 2.5 large baths, and a kitchen with washer and dryer. We had breakfast there each day with fresh bread from the store. We can 4 people with us for the same cost as there is a sleeper-couch in the living room that sleeps 2. That being said, it takes an hour to get to downtown Pairs and another hour to get back which takes a chunk out of the day, but you are in Paris with friends who otherwise you might not be there. On the trip this year, we will not try to plan as much to do each day. For example, the 2+ hour train trip each way to Versailles and the crowds there took a lot out of us. One member of our group was so “exhaustedtapated” she did not go into Paris the next day. We don't plan to go to Versailles this trip and if we relent, we will book a tour from the Marriott that will not require all the trains. I looked into a D-Day trip, but it requires leaving from downtown Paris at 7:00 AM and returning to Paris after 8:00. Adding another hour each way to the Marriott makes for a very long and stressful day. Good sense prevailed in eliminating this from the plan this year. To go into Paris from the Marriott each day requires a 5 minute walk to the bus stop to take bus #34 for a 10-15 minute trip to Val D Europe or to Disneyland which is the last stop of RER A (red line) for a 45-60 minute train ride into Paris (the two stations are just one train stop apart). The best way to pay for trains is to buy a Navigo Decouverte train pass for a week valid from a Monday (first day) to a Sunday (last day) which allows travel into Paris (round trip) and all Metro trains and busses in Paris. The Navigo even covers the funicular at Montmartre. Based on the times of our stay, we will need to purchase two weeks on the card. We are looking forward to our trip to Paris this year even though we have the extra commute. Another consideration for staying at this location is renting a car at the Val D Europe for day trip(s) in the area or taking a train from Disney to explore cities in the region.