Villages Nature® Paris aims to create a new kind of holiday – immersing its one million visitors a year in nature while minimising its impact on the planet
Developed in partnership between Euro Disney and Groupe Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs, Villages Nature® Paris has used One Planet Living throughout a decade of design, planning and construction. This exciting, large-scale sustainable tourist resort is a One Planet Community, with its One Planet Action Plan endorsed by Bioregional. It opened in September 2017.
Villages Nature® Paris is designed to connect its guests with nature through a range of activities; from its geothermally heated Aqualagoon (a water park with flumes and a natural swimming pool) to the stunning Extraordinary Gardens with more than 25,000 trees. It also has its own farm, forests, meadows, lake and spa. Pride of place is given to natural materials, green walls and hanging gardens.
The resort is easily accessible by public transport. Sited just three miles from the busy TGV/Eurostar/RER railway station of Marne La Vallee-Chessy, visitors from a large part of north-west Europe will be able to reach it in a few hours by high speed rail. Central Paris is just 35 minutes away by the RER system.
The Annual Review 2016/2017 reveals that the resort has achieved:
- Embodied energy reduced by 25%: By using lower-carbon materials – such as timber and low-carbon cement – the construction saved approximately 12,000 tonnes of carbon emissions (compared to the French construction average).
- 100% heat from geothermal energy: All heating and hot water is provided from geothermal energy at Les Villages Nature® Paris and as of 2018 it is connected to Disney as well. It’s estimated that this will save 4,000 tonnes of carbon emissions in the first year.
- 28,000 new trees and 430,000 shrubs and plants to provide abundant green space for guests to enjoy, and for wildlife to call home.
- 97% of construction waste diverted from landfill: 100% of the 1 million m3 of soil excavated onsite was reused – enough to fill 400 Olympic swimming pools and almost 100% of timber felled onsite was reused.
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About the developer and partners
Euro Disney S.C.A owns and operates Disneyland Paris, which has had more than 275 million visits since it opened in 1992.
Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs manages 50,000 holiday apartments and homes across more than 300 sites in Europe.