Destination guide

Ring the bell for Chelles—a great base for exploring Paris

Situated 16 miles from downtown Paris, Chelles is the perfect base for exploring the City of Love. Get your France adventure off to the best start by booking a Chelles vacation rental close to the train station. Don't forget to enjoy some relaxation time in this charming small town. Pick up some local treats in Chelles market, or visit the nearby Champs-sur-Marne Chateau, a beautiful neoclassical mansion house which dates back to the 1700s. On the eastern fringes of Paris is the Bois de Vincennes, where the Doree Tropical Aquarium is a popular family day out.

Things to do

Give a shout out for the chateaux of Chelles

A 15-minute drive from Chelles is the Chateau et Parc de Champs-sur-Marne, a beautiful neoclassical stately home. It has been a presidential residence since the 1930s, and previous house guests have included France's classical authors, Voltaire and Proust. Explore its stunning landscaped gardens and take a peek into the house, which is regarded as one of the most lavishly furnished chateaux in France. Bringing the family? Then head to the Bois de Vincennes on the eastern fringes of Paris, where you'll find over 5,000 examples of sea life in the park's Doree Tropical Aquarium.

Activities

J'adore Chelles—the gateway to Paris' many attractions

The biggest draw to booking a Chelles vacation rental is its proximity to central Paris. It's just a 13-minute journey from Chelles to Gare d'Est, where you can explore all the iconic sights and attractions of the French capital. It's also less than a 30-minute drive from Disneyland Paris, which is a big draw for families. After a busy day exploring, pick up some local produce in the town's charming market or indulge in some topnotch French cuisine in one of the local bars or restaurants.

Weather

It's all 4 seasons greetings from Chelles

Let's face it, there's never a bad time to visit the Paris region. The most popular time is during the warmer, summer months when the weather is at its best. Temperatures can reach a balmy 80 degrees and it's largely dry and sunny (although the chance of rain is never far away). It's also when Chelles vacation rentals are at a premium. For the best choice, visit in spring or fall when it's a little cooler and Paris attractions are slightly quieter. Winter is regarded as low season in Chelles when it's crisp and cold, so pack extra layers.

Natural features

Spot birds of a feather in Haute-Ile State Park

Chelles is a small town in the beautiful Ile-de-France region and a 16-mile drive east of central Paris. But the town's proximity to the city doesn't mean a lack of green space. A 10-minute drive south of the town is Haute-Ile State Park, a charming rural park which stretches across 65 acres. It's a popular hangout for birdwatchers who come to spot kingfisher, grey heron, and rattle hawk. It's also close to the River Marne, which offers some great cycling and walking routes.

How to get there

How to get to and around Chelles

The nearest airport is in Paris (CDG-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle), located 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Paris (ORY-Orly), which is 15 mi (24.1 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Chelles-Gournay Station.

Where to stay around Chelles?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,889 vacation rentals near Chelles. From 245 Houses to 1,446 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Chelles for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Chelles?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Chelles:

  • Le Marais: 1,440 vacation rentals
  • St-Germain-des-Prés: 665 vacation rentals
  • 6th Arrondissement: 1,100 vacation rentals
  • 7th Arrondissement: 1,068 vacation rentals
  • Montmartre: 477 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Chelles?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Chelles. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Chelles-Gournay Station: 6,127 vacation rentals
  • Eiffel Tower: 4,392 vacation rentals
  • Euro Disney Resort: 2,411 vacation rentals
  • Paris Champs de Mars-Eiffel Tower Station: 6,107 vacation rentals
  • Notre-Dame: 6,198 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Chelles listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Chelles?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 245 Houses in Chelles. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Chelles include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,446 rentals available
  • Villas: 11 rentals available
  • Cabins: 4 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Chelles?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 66 vacation rentals with pool available in Chelles. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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