The CULTURE

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Île-de-France must be part of your to do list in the world.

PARISIAN Life

Gastronomy

Food definitely occupies an important place in everyday parisian life. With cafés and bistros at each street corner, you will be able to taste each speciality.

Monuments

With million visitors each year, the monuments are part of the French History and offer hundred thousands square meters of exposition. Parisians are keen on visiting and discovering their own city again and again.

Party

Paris by night is a must-see. The city is full of nightclubs, concert halls, and jazz clubs. People often dance on the places or on the banks of the Seine at night.

Villages

You will often find rural areas of France are quiet and full of charm. Staying in and around these villages will make you feel like you have stepped back in time or into some sort of French novel.

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THE MUST-SEE

Type: Entertainment resort

Where the magic happens. Famous all around the globe, Disneyland Paris is a huge entertainment resort including two theme parks, many resort hotels, Disney Nature Resorts, a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex, and a golf course, in addition to several additional recreational and entertainment venues. It is the 1st touristic destination in Europe.

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Type: Palace, french gardens

Symbol of the French History, listed as world heritage of humanity for 30 years now, the Palace of Versailles is one of the finest treasures to emerge from the French art of the 17th century. Through the tour, you will visit the King’s Grand Apartment, The Hall of Mirrors, the French style gardens and more…

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Type: Zoo, safari

Need a nature break ? Situated near Paris, this zoo was the first in France to offer a safari. You will discover 750 species of animals through the African reserve by car and the zoological park, by foot. Glass tunnel in the lion and tiger enclosure, vivarium, reptile house, and much more.

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Type: Monument

French and Paris symbol, this 324-meter-high iron made tower was constructed in 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair. It has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world: almost 7 million people ascended it in 2015. Will you dare to climb its 674 stairs ?

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Type: District

From its museums to its vineyards, from its mills to the Sacré-Coeur, Montmartre is a district with timeless charm in the heart of Paris. Paved streets, artists, bistros, perched on the top of a hill, it is an authentic village in Paris that has been inspiring art and cinema for 200 years. To reach the top, you have the choice to take the funicular or to climb the stairs. There, you will find the beautiful Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, and don’t forget to turn around to admire the awesome view above whole Paris.

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Type: Museum

Most visited museum in the world, the Louvre stands in the heart of Paris, next to the Seine. The main masterpieces exposed in this former royal palace are paintings, sculptures, and archaeological items… You will find the Joconde, the Venus of Milo and many others. Fun fact: it was the most popular museum on Instagram in 2014.

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Type: Cathedral

Masterpiece of Gothic architecture, this cathedral is the most visited monument in France. Its construction began in the Middle Age and was achieved in the 15th century. Visitors can admire the colorful stained-glass windows and rosettes, the towers, the spire and the gargoyles. Situated just next to the Seine in an adorable district, this is a perfect place to take a break and enjoy a French desert.

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Type: Palace, french gardens

Masterpiece of the 17th century, right in the middle of a 33 hectares domain, this is the largest private monument in France. The King Louis 14 called the best architects and artists of his time to build a unique place, that later inspired Versailles.

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Type: Avenue

Often called “the most beautiful avenue in the world”, this 2-kilometre-long avenue links the Concorde and the Charles-de-Gaulle places in Paris. It gathers the most prestigious stores and hotels in the city.

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Type: City

Capital of France, “The City of Light” is often considered as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In every season, you will appreciate walking around its paved streets, cafes, museums, having a tour on the Seine, and blowing your mind at each monument. We also advise you to enjoy macarons or French cheese with a glass of wine.

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Type: Food and beverage

Some eat to live, others live to eat. France has inherited a rich and varied gastronomy. It has become an art and it is in everyday French people life. Cheese, foie gras, baguette, croissant, macarons, boeuf bourguignon, croque-madame, or champagne and wine; each region has its own specialities, and one trip would be too short to discover them all. To your forks !

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Million tourists

Île-de-france confirms its position of 1st tourist region in the world

"Breathe paris, it keeps the soul."

Victor hugo, french author