Our Holiday Travel Guide takes you through some of the holiday highlights of the Ile de France.
An interesting piece of information is that Ile de France is France’s smallest region. It encircles the country’s capital, Paris, which boasts many world-famous attractions many set on the River Seine.
Ile de France is also home to one of the most visited monuments in France - the royal Palace of Versailles - where spectacular architecture and countless treasures are testament to the lavish lifestyles once enjoyed by French royalty.
Another big attraction is the magnificent chateau and vast forest at Fontainebleau. Just on the edge of Fontainebleau Forest, art enthusiasts may well wish to visit Barbizon where the Barbizon School of pre-Impressionists painted.
And for a sense of history, head to Basilica St Denis where nearly all the kings of France are buried – their tombs and effigies will take you through centuries of French history.
Many families, or course, will be heading for the fun and entertainment of Disneyland just outside of Paris.
There are 8 departments in the Ile de France region:
For further travel information about holiday destinations, the Paris/Ile de France Regional Tourist Board can be contacted at:
Paris Ile de France Regional Tourist Board
11, rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
Tel: (00 33) 173 00 77 00