Guide to Paris and Ile-de-France

Guide to Paris and Ile-de-France


The region of Ile de France is the historical heart of France, and it showcases some of the finest examples of the country's culture and creativity. It is like a jewelry box filled with treasures.

From l'Arc de Triomphe (off the Champs Elysées) to the Tour Eiffel, from the Louvre to the Palais de Versailles, from the Musée d'Orsay to the Saint-Denis basilica, from the famous Château de Fontainebleau to the medieval city of Provins, both listed on the UNESCO World Heritage register, Ile-de-France is the most visited museum in the world, with Paris at its very heart.

Ile-de-France, located in north-central France, is a region that boasts a rich natural heritage and offers a wide range of activities to its visitors. The region is home to several historic gardens, including those designed by Le Nôtre in the 17th century, grand English-style parks, and contemporary landscapes designed by the best gardeners.

In addition, Ile-de-France has three regional nature reserves, with dozens of footpaths, and a massive 667,200 acres of forest, providing ample space for numerous sporting activities. There are also thematic circuits that are perfect for cycling or horse riding and over 700 kilometres of rivers and canals that crisscross the region, providing excellent opportunities for leisurely strolls.

For families with young children, Disneyland and Parc Astérix are fantastic places to visit, and they are easily accessible from the capital by tube or motorway. The region is also known for its innovative trends, and Paris is home to numerous groundbreaking architecture and modern art, including the Arche de la Défense, the Georges Pompidou Centre, the Louvre Pyramid, the Grande Bibliothêque François Mitterrand, new towns, and contemporary art galleries.

Ile-de-France is also renowned for its festivities, which include shows and international events that put the region in the spotlight. The unforgettable Football World Cup in 1998, the World Athletics Championships in 2003, the Rugby World Cup in 2023, and the Olympic Games in 2024 are just some of the fantastic events that visitors can experience.

Ile-de-France is an exceptional region that offers plenty of opportunities for recreational activities, cultural enrichment, and family fun. So if you're looking for a place that has everything you need and much more, Paris Ile-de-France would be an ideal destination for you.

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Properties in Paris Ile-de-France

Ref: MFH-PARIS0945EY
€1,375,000 incl. estate agent's fee
House for Sale
Rambouillet, Yvelines, Paris Ile-de-France
  • 9 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.13 ha
€820,000 incl. estate agent's fee
Apartment for Sale
18th arrondissement, Paris, Paris Ile-de-France
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
€394,000 incl. estate agent's fee
Apartment for Sale
Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine, Paris Ile-de-France
  • 2 Beds