Seine et Marne is one of the largest departments in France. Located to the east of Paris, Seine et Marne is a region of huge diversity, both cultural and natural, with huge swathes of forests, many miles of rivers and creeks and even the Disneyland Resort, Paris.
Despite the wonderful rural regions of Seine et Marne, property for rent in the department is most regularly taken by those wishing to explore the infamous Disneyland Resort, Paris. A visit to the park is every child’s dream, and upon arrival, no one is ever disappointed, although some parents need to retreat to the sanity of a private, self catering property in Seine et Marne’s peaceful countryside in the evenings!
Other visitors come for the fine countryside. The department has been the haunt of many walkers and hikers throughout the years, offering over 2,500km of marked trails through some of the most beautiful rural scenery in northern France. Of particular note is the walking in the forest around the ever popular attraction of the Chateau Fontainebleau. The forests which surround the chateau are filled with excellent walks and some testing rock climbing too.
Any golfer staying in Seine et Marne accommodation will be happy too. There are a range of excellent courses across the department, and there are even two golf courses associated with the Disneyland Resort!
Food and drink is an important part of the Seine et Marne culture. The department is well known for its cheeses, mustards and Champagne, being part of the French Champagne region. There are some excellent wine tasting tours to be done from a Seine et Marne property, and even more world class Seine et Marne restaurants in which to sample local delicacies at their best.
The town of Provins is one of the most visited towns in Seine et Marne. Named as a UNESCO world Heritage Site, the town’s most recognisable feature, the huge Caesar Tower, attracts visitors to Seine et Marne property from around Europe. From Provins, the Chateau Fontainebleau is easily accessible too, and you too can explore the age old home of the French monarchy.
The mild climate of Seine et Marne is a huge advantage for the region. In July, the warmest and driest month, temperatures average 19°C, which is ideal for getting the most out of the region without having to hide from the heat of the middle of the day. In winter, whilst the main attractions of Disneyland and Sea Life Paris have dispelled the crowds, temperatures average closer to 4°C.
Due to its proximity to Paris, reaching a Seine et Marne property couldn’t be easier. There are a huge number of remarkably cheap flights to Paris, (both Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly) and there is always a great argument for catching the Eurostar.