Ile-de-France is one of the smallest regions in France, however, it is the most populated. Although it is mostly comprised of Paris and its suburbs, there are 8 departments: Essonne, Hauts-de-Seine, Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis, Seine-et-Marne, Val-de-Marne, Val-d'Oise, and Yvelines. Because Paris is such a focal city in France, there is a separate page for it. Aside from the City of Light, Ile-de-France's other main tourist attraction is the Palace of Versailles, about 15 minutes away from Paris. Visitors can tour the gardens, including the mock peasant houses Marie-Antoinette had built to play in, and of course, King Louis XIV's extravagent estate.
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Louis XIV & the Palace of Versailles
Statue of Louis XIV
Interior of the Palace of Versailles
Jardins de Versailles
Peasant houses in Versailles
All pictures taken by the webmaster in 2004.