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ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

HISTORY, CULTURE AND MODERNITY

Besides Paris, the Île-de-France region has other “must-sees” that the visitor should not miss during his stay. Versailles, of course, and its majestic castle, but also Fontainebleau, residence of Napoleon I, Vaux le Vicomte, Chantilly, Saint-Germain-en-Laye which are so many witnesses of a rich historical past, without forgetting Chartres and Saint-Denis and their superb cathedral.
More recently, the Île-de-France has attracted many painters who have come to exercise their talent. Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, Corot in Barbizon, Monet in Giverny, Renoir in Chatou to name only the most famous. Writers also were seduced by the region and resided there: Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Montmorency, Chateaubriant in Châtenay-Malabry, Dumas in Port-Marly, Cocteau in Milly-la -Forêt. So many artists workshops and writers houses available for visitors.
But the Île-de-France is also at the forefront of modernity with remarkable architectural achievements such as the La Défense business district, the building of the Louis Vuitton foundation designed by Franck Guery or the Philharmonie de Paris by Jean Nouvel without forgetting the Disneyland Park in Marne-la-Vallee, which attracts millions of visitors each year.

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For those wishing to get away from the hectic atmosphere of the capital, the Île-de-France offers a multitude of sites and landscapes to discover outside of Paris. You can first visit some of the famous castles, witnesses of the royal history of France: Fontainebleau royal and imperial residence surrounded by a large park; Vaux-le-Vicomte residence of Nicolas Fouquet intendant of Louis XIV who had him imprisoned out of jealousy; Chantilly largely destroyed during the Revolution and rebuilt in the 19th century by the Duke of Aumale to house a fabulous collection of paintings; Saint Germain-en-Laye, royal residence whose origins date back to the 11th century and which saw the birth of several kings including Louis XIV in 1638 and of course Versailles and its gardens, a masterpiece by Louis XIV.
Other visit themes will suit those who prefer a more contemporary approach: The Route of Impressionist Painters, The Houses of exceptional Artists, Parks and Gardens in Île-de-France, Religious Monuments of Île-de-France.
 
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ILE-DE-FRANCE

HISTORY, CULTURE AND MODERNITY

Besides Paris, the Île-de-France region has other “must-sees” that the visitor should not miss during his stay. Versailles, of course, and its majestic castle, but also Fontainebleau, residence of Napoleon I, Vaux le Vicomte, Chantilly, Saint-Germain-en-Laye which are so many witnesses of a rich historical past, without forgetting Chartres and Saint-Denis and their superb cathedral.
More recently, the Île-de-France has attracted many painters who have come to exercise their talent. Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, Corot in Barbizon, Monet in Giverny, Renoir in Chatou to name only the most famous. Writers also were seduced by the region and resided there: Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Montmorency, Chateaubriant in Châtenay-Malabry, Dumas in Port-Marly, Cocteau in Milly-la-Forêt. So many artists workshops and writers houses available for visitors.
But the Île-de-France is also at the forefront of modernity with remarkable architectural achievements such as the La Défense business district, the building of the Louis Vuitton foundation designed by Franck Guery or the Philharmonie de Paris by Jean Nouvel without forgetting the Disneyland Park in Marne-la-Vallee, which attracts millions of visitors each year.

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