With its exceptionally rich heritage, the Ile-de-France region immediately evokes Paris, both capital of France and prestigious city known all over the world. But Ile-de-France offers many other gems, such as its magnificent castles, its parks and romantic gardens, its royal cities, its old abbeys, its forests and lakes great for sports activities, its Regional Nature Parks and its gastronomy.
With its famous monuments, its sumptuous buildings, its prestigious museums, its numerous districts and vast range of leisure activities and opportunities for having fun, the city of Paris really caters fully for everyone.
Located west of Paris, the département of the Hauts-de-Seine is well-known for its La Défense business district, with its modern towers and its immense arch, the Grande Arche.
The Gothic basilica of Saint-Denis, cemetery of the kings of France, and the famous flea market of Saint-Ouen are among the essential places to visit of the département of Seine-Saint-Denis.
In the Val-de-Marne, the visitors will be able to discover the Vincennes royal castle, the Rungis market, as well as the charming rose garden of Val-de-Marne in L'Haÿ-les-Roses.
The Essonne combines history and modernism with its beautiful castles and gardens on the one hand, and the presence of its new businesses on the other hand.
As the biggest département of Ile-de-France, the Seine-et-Marne is renowned for its cheese the Brie de Meaux, but also for its castles such as Fontainebleau for example, and its famous theme park Disneyland Paris.
The Val-d'Oise offers a number of places of interest to discover, ranging from the varied landscapes of the Vexin Français Regional Nature Park to the Royaumont abbey, through the picturesque village of Auvers-sur-Oise.
Boasting numerous green spaces, the Yvelines is famous for its magnificent Palace of Versailles, but also for its royal cities, which are Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Rambouillet, Versailles, Mantes-la-Jolie, Marly-le-Roi and Poissy.