The Tourist Office opened on July 1st, 2007.
Its President since June 16th, 2014 is Marie-Hélène GERVAIS.
The Marne et Chantereine Tourist Office is currently classified “1ère étoile” (1st Star) and is the regional winner of the “2009 Smile and Reception” competition. The Marne et Chantereine Tourist Office is certified for the four types of disability since November 2nd, 2012.
Office de Tourisme de Marne et Chantereine
51 bis, avenue de la Résistance, 77500 Chelles
Tél : 01 64 21 27 99 Fax : 01 64 21 28 53
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours :
Tuesdays to Saturdays
9:30am – 12:30noon and 2pm – 6pm.
WI-FI Zone provides WiFi cover for the general public.
Coming from Ile-de-France, take the Chelles exit towards town centre, then follow signs to Gare de Chelles. After Chelles station, take the first right onto Avenue de la Résistance, and the covered market is on your right. You have arrived. There is parking at the covered market.
Pursuant to article L133-3 of the French Tourism Code, a tourist office is tasked with welcoming and informing tourists as well as promoting tourism for the conurbation and driving its tourism policy, in cooperation with the departmental and regional tourism committees.
The Marne et Chantereine Tourist Office is tasked with operating traditional tourist office services (reception, information, promotion, events, networking).
It is also tasked with promoting the conurbation. In doing so, it highlights cultural, sports and leisure activities to benefit the residents of Marne et Chantereine and beyond. The programs to promote tourism in the area also focus on sustainable development.
To develop information and communication tools.
To set up partnerships with regional cultural and leisure associations, regional hostelry and hospitality associations, and departmental agencies.
Promotion of tourism in the region
To promote the leisure, recreation and open-air facilities available in the Marne et Chantereine region.
To promote the Marne Ourcq Morins region as a green countryside with exceptional environmental virtues.
Heritage assets :
To promote its industrial and social heritage.
The Chelles museum and archaeological sites.
To set up trails.
A major transport museum project.
Tourism promotion programs aim at promoting sustainable development.
To promote the region’s cultural activities.
Marne et Chantereine Tourist Office legal presentation
To implement the conurbation’s tourism policy, the community decided to set up a new management structure in the form of an intercommunity tourist office. The Marne et Chantereine conurbation is legally empowered to "develop tourism and leisure". The Marne et Chantereine Tourist Office is a public industrial or commercial business (EPIC). Its corporate purpose is to manage public service activities in the Marne et Chantereine.
Key factors in the decision to establish this intercommunity tourist office in the legal form of an EPIC, as part of an intercommunity nature initiative, are :
Representation : The Board of Directors of the EPIC includes representative of all the communities in the organisation, as well as representatives of local players and entities involved in tourism ;
Transparency : The procedure for voting on the EPIC budget, approved by local agencies ; legal vetting, etc.
Solidity, stability and development potential of the EPIC legal structure, in terms of staff and budget resources, to allow the successful accomplishment of the conurbation’s ambitious tourism development policy.
Last but not least, it is interested in emphasizing that the EPIC legal model is gaining popularity in conurbations.
This EPIC is administered by a 19-member board of directors in two colleges with an overall President. The first college, composed of 12 members, is made up of community delegates who have been appointed by the Board. The second college, is made up of 7 members representing local professions and organisations involved in tourism development who have been appointed in accordance with EPIC by-laws, by the President of the Conurbation after being proposed by the mayors of the five communities that comprise it.