Things to do in ile-de-france

Attractions and places of interest

Standing in the Place Charles de Gaulle is this magnificent arch, built to commemorate the fallen soldiers of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars - an enormous 50m high, 45m...

Attractions and places of interest

Visit the magnificent white Basilica de Sacre Couér (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) in the Montmatre district, whose construction began in 1875 and was not finished until after WW1. Built...

Attractions and places of interest

Head out to the edge of the city for some outdoors fun at the Bois de Vincennes! Home to 4 lakes, a 15 hectare zoo, and even a Buddhist temple, the Bois de Vincennes has much to offer...

Attractions and places of interest

Take a romantic cruise from Bassin de la Villette along the Canal St Martin to Port de Plaisance Paris Arsenal, or vice versa. Trips (with commentary about the history of Paris) last...

Attractions and places of interest

Hidden underneath Paris, in the quarries that were once mined for the stone that built Paris, is a gruesome tomb where the skeletons of over 6 million Parisians are stacked and arranged...

Attractions and places of interest

Originally created as marching and drilling grounds for the nearby military school, the Champ de Mars today is one of Paris' most famous green spaces.