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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.

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Paris in Ile de France is France's capital city and a hub of art, culture and fashion that is the most visited city in the world!

Versailles in Ile de France is the home of one of France's most famous and spectacular monuments - the Palace of Versailles.

One of the most famous buildings in the world, the exquisite Palace of Versailles was the official residence of the French monarchy during the 17th and 18th centuries.

One of the world's largest museums and the most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre contains over 100,000 art objects from prehistory up to the 19th century.

Built for the 1889 World's Fair, the Exposition Universelle, the Eiffel Tower is undoubtedly Paris' most recognisable landmark. Visitors can walk up the stairs of the first 2 levels and take a lift to the top or take the lift...

Possibly the most famous cathedral in the world, and the legendary haunt of Victor Hugo's Hunchback of Notre-Dame, the Notre Dame de Paris is an unmissable sight in France's capital.