Tourism - Ile-de-France

Ile de France is a historical and administrative region of France located in the north of the country. It has eight departments that are: Essonne, Hauts de Seine, Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis, Seine-et-Marne, Val-de-Marne, Val d’Oise and Yvelines. Main citiesare Paris, Melun, Versailles, Evry, Nanterre, Bobigny, Creteil and Cergy.

Ile-de-France has many architectural gothic vestiges such as Notre-Dame-de-Paris, the Saint-Denis Basilica, the castle of Vincennes, the ‘ Conciergerie ’ and the ‘Sainte-Chapelle’ and vestiges as the ‘Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile’ in Paris and the castle of Versailles.

Each of the small areas that surrounds the capital is a farming area and often has a rich historical heritage with castles, listed churches, wash houses, fortified farms, mills etc. Among the historical regions that surround Paris there are le Vexin français, le Pays de France, le Multien et la Goële, la Brie, le Gâtinais français, le Hurepoix et le Mantois.

Many cultural events take place all year round in this region with festivals such as ‘You Only Live Once’ in Yvelines, the Festival of ‘Rock Inter-Ecoles’ in Paris and the ‘Festival Image Nature et Environnement du CISBa’.

Top tourist cities in Ile-de-France


Tourism Evry

Evry, a new city. The city of Evry as it is today, was built from 1965 in order to create new accomodation in the Paris suburbs to relieve the capital congestion. However, Evry is not a dormitory town. The city has built facilities which have made it a lively and ...

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Tourism Cergy

Cergy is a French commune located in the Val-d'Oise and the Ile-de-France. To visit Church St Christophe Port Cergy Crédit photo : Chatsam, licence CC-BY-SA-3.0

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Tourism Paris 1er

The 1st bourough of Paris is located in the center of Paris, in its historic heart. It includes one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, dating from the Middle Ages: the Halles district, which was for centuries a fresh produce market. Many attractions are located ...

Must : Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie, Musée du Louvre


Tourism Melun

Melun and its 40 000 residents, is the prefecture of the Seine-et-Marne department. Located about 50km from Paris, with its natural environment make it a pleasant town to visit. The center, ideal for pedestrians, with its numerous markets make for a real outside ...

Must : Musée de melun


Tourism Créteil

Créteil is located south-east of Paris, in the Val-de-Marne department. Créteil is a city open on the future but which does not renounce its past and its heritage. The Saint-Christophe church is the symbol of this and is one of the city's prides. ...

Must : Église Saint-Christophe


Tourism Versailles

Versailles is a town famous for the Palace of Versailles, which was the capital of the kingdom of France from 1682 to 1789. Nowadays is a wealthy suburb of Paris and is still a major administrative centre. Situated in the west of Paris, 17km from the city centre more ...

Must : Chateau de Versailles, Cathédrale Saint-Louis, Salle du Jeu de Paume


Tourism Bobigny

Bobigny is located in the Seine-Saint-Denis department. It is a young city, with 30% of the population aged under 20. Bobigny is an active city, with many shops and companies, which make the city lively and which improve it.Bobigny is also culturally active with two ...

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Tourism Nanterre

Nanterre is a French city located along the Seine, the city prefecture of the Hauts-de-Seine. Formerly a plain, it extends from the Seine to Mont Valerien and the ancient hill of La Defense one of the main business districts in Europe, lies partly in Nanterre, on the ...

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