A guide to the fantastic Île-de-France

The Palace of Versailles, view from the gardens en.wikipedia.org

The Palace of Versailles, view from the gardens ©en.wikipedia.org

Situated in the northern part of the country, the administrative region of Île-de-France is considered the wealthiest region of France. It is not surprising because the region includes the Paris metropolitan area which practically occupies the major part of it. The following guide to the fantastic Île-de-France will surely come in handy in case you want to visit the region.

Some of the most beautiful historic subprovinces of the region are the following: Beauvaisis, Vexin français, Brie français, Hurepoix and Gâtinais français, not to mention the Paris metropolitan area or the fantastic Fontainebleau Forest. Read on to find out which are the visitor attractions of the region which are absolutely worth visiting.


The capital city of France is one of the world’s most romantic and most attractive cities. Millions of tourists visit this astonishing city every year. Paris is the perfect destination for the lovers of sightseeing, art museums, architecture, French cuisine, romance and even for honeymooners. The city is home to dozens of sights which are worldwide famous. These include the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opéra Garnier, the Moulin Rouge cabaret, the SacréCœurBasilica, the Centre George Pompidou, the Rodin Museum, the Orsay Museum and so on. Besides, there are fantastic parks, restaurants, art galleries, shopping spots and other attractions in Paris. Whatever you prefer, you will surely find at least one attraction which suits your preferences.

The Notre Dame of Paris, view from the east en.wikipedia.org

The Notre Dame of Paris, view from the east ©en.wikipedia.org

Brie français

The historic subdivision of the Île-de-France region, Brie corresponds to the actual department named Seine-et-Marne. The department occupies a large surface in the eastern part of Île-de-France. There are numerous visitor attractions within the area, including the Forest of Fontainebleau, the gorgeous Palace of Fontainebleau, the fantastic theme park named Disneyland, the beautiful Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte and numerous fascinating towns and communes. A visit to the spectacular department of Seine-et-Marne is with no doubt unforgettable.

Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte en.wikipedia.org

Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte ©en.wikipedia.org

Fontainebleau Forest

The Forest of Fontainebleau is an extremely beautiful natural jewel and extremely popular visitor attraction of the Île-de-France region. It can be found about 60 km southeast of the capital city, in the department of Seine-et-Marne. The flora and fauna of this spectacular forest is very popular among nature-lovers. It is a great place to enjoy nature and get rid of urban stress.


The fascinating city of Versailles is situated in the Yvelines department of the region. It is very famous for its magnificent palace, the Palace of Versailleswith its wonderful gardens which attract dozens of visitors every year. Besides, there are numerous other tourist attractions in the city, including the Versailles Cathedral, the Church of Notre Dame, the Lambinet Museum and so on. The city is dominated by fantastic architectural jewels, making it a top tourist destination within the region of Île-de-France.

The Palace of Versailles, view from the gardens en.wikipedia.org

The Palace of Versailles, view from the gardens ©en.wikipedia.org



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