Val d’Europe is known to be a dynamic business zone and also a great place to live. How do you explain this unique combination?
It’s because we offer both Europe’s number one tourist destination and also a wonderfully livable city. There are top schools, excellent sport amenities and state-of-the-art medical facilities. Maintaining a harmonious balance between the tourist hub and the urban center is a constant challenge, but the fact that Val d’Europe can do it so successfully is thanks to an ever-closer collaboration with the communities.
Val d’Europe really does seem to have “everything and its opposite.” There is a real sense of harmony and consistency.
That’s exactly what we wanted to achieve. Val d’Europe is a modern territory at the forefront of technology and sustainable development – and yet it’s also a place with a timeless architectural style inspired by the latest European urban planning trends. By the way, this is the same sort of balance and harmony we find between the shopping mall and the smaller stores and boutiques. Residents get the best of a big urban area and the best of local commerce. The health crisis reminded us to keep maintaining the diversity of the territory’s economy so it is not dependent on tourism and shopping.
What is your vision for the future of Val d’Europe?
The whole territory is focused on renewable energy and on managing its environmental footprint. We’re working to have better water management, recycling, and biodiversity. We have seen how our attitudes and commitments in these areas boost our attractivity for both companies and citizens.