The Paris region, also known as “Île-de-France”, is an administrative region located in northern France. It encompasses the city of Paris, which is the capital of France, as well as its surroundings and suburbs.

A world heritage site in terms of history and architecture, every year the Île-de-France region welcomes millions of visitors from all over the world in search of the many historical monuments, museums, parks, and historical sites bearing witness to more than a thousand-year-old history.

The Paris region boasts more than 130 majestic castles and royal palaces built since the Middle Ages. The Royal Château of Fontainebleau, home to the Kings and Emperors of France for eight centuries, Nicolas Fouquet’s Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, which served as the inspiration for the construction of the Château de Versailles under Louis XIV the Sun King, and the medieval town of Provins, are all exceptional places of extraordinary beauty, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Parisian region has been and continues to be a focus of inspiration for many artists who preferred to leave the bohemian Parisian lifestyle of the “Belle Époque” to find their inspiration in the beautiful villages surrounded by green landscapes around Paris. Monet’s house and gardens in the picturesque village of Giverny, the Auberge Ravoux “known as Van Gogh’s boarding house” in Auvers-sur-Oise, the village of Barbizon, “the school of neo-impressionist landscape painters”, Camille Corot, Jean-François Millet, Théodore Rousseau, are mythical places that have seduced young artists from all over the world.

Let yourself be seduced by the amazing Paris region’s cultural diversity and discover France’s architectural and historical places.

The Paris region