About Ile de France
France's smallest region geographically, Ile de France is a vibrant and historic area that encompasses the stunning capital city of Paris; Versailles, the home of the majestic royal palace; and wonderful countryside populated by pretty towns and fairytale chateaux.
The smallest region of France that encircles Paris and is home to many world-famous attractions. If you want a busy holiday then this is the place for you.
Just say the name Paris and it immediately conjures up visions of a romantic city with many sightseeing opportunities such as the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe but there is much to see and enjoy in the surrounding area too.
There is a splendid château at Fontainebleau set in a vast forest with marked routes for ramblers and mountain bike trails or you can even take a guided tour on horseback through the rolling countryside. The opulence and beauty of the fabulous palace and gardens at Versailles will take your breath away and in complete contrast the modern, fairytale world of Disneyland® Paris is guaranteed fun for the whole family.Read more
Cuisine of Ile de France
Meaux mustard , Brie cheese and desserts decorated with crystallized rose petals from Provins.
What's on the menu?
Visit the Latin Quarter in Paris to find restaurants offering dishes from all over the world in a great ambiance.
What to drink
The fruity Noyau de Poissy liqueur made from apricots and almonds crushed in cognac. In Paris the choice is endless but best enjoyed on a café terrace whilst people-watching.
Why visit Ile de France?
- Paris, the world's most visited city!
- Disneyland® Paris theme park
- Palace of Versailles and gardens
- Art at the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay
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Attractions in Ile de France
Built for the 1889 World's Fair, the Exposition Universelle, the…
Arc de Triomphe
Standing in the Place Charles de Gaulle is this magnificent…
One of the world's largest museums and the most visited art…
Notre Dame de Paris
Possibly the most famous cathedral in the world, and the…
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