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Guide of Ile-de-France

Tourism, holidays & weekends in Ile-de-France

Guide of Ile-de-France - Tourism, holidays & weekends in Ile-de-France

Steeped in exceptional heritage, the Île-de-France region, the historic heart of the country and the world's number one tourist destination, is first and foremost associated with Paris, the capital of France and a prestigious world-famous city. As the top tourist destination in Île -de-France, the famous City of Lights is full of beautiful sights, with several centuries' worth of unusual architecture, an abundance of culture venues and museums such as the Louvre, the Orsay Museum, the Centre Pompidou, the Cluny Museum, the Picasso Museum or the Quai Branly Museum, and must-see monuments like the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Montmartre and the Arc de Triomphe.

However, the Île-de-France region has many other treasures like its superb castles, old abbeys, royal towns, parks and romantic gardens, forests and lakes that are ideal for leisure activities. Among the flagship destinations around Paris, visitors should make sure their itinerary includes major sites like the immense Versailles Castle and its magnificent gardens, the Saint-Denis Basilica, necropolis of the Kings of France, the sumptuous castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte and its park designed by Le Nôtre, the medieval city of Provins with its impressive ramparts, Fontainebleau Castle, a gem of French art, the charming and romantic Royaumont Abbey, the royal town of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Courances Castle and its marvellous Renaissance water garden, or the Impressionist village of Auvers-sur-Oise. When it comes to entertainment, children and adults alike are sure to love attractions like Disneyland Paris, France Miniature and Thoiry Park.

Guide of Ile-de-France


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.

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