Ile-de-France is the central region of France, formed around the capital Paris and its agglomeration. There is the largest accumulation of monuments, museums and tourist attractions in the country.
The region includes a reduction in the largest sedimentary basin in Europe, the Paris Basin. It is an agricultural region in which settlement has developed since prehistoric times. Around 300 BC, a Celtic settlement was established here, which later evolved into Paris, one of the most important cities in the world.
Paris is the capital and the most important city in terms of science, culture and civilization of France. Its monuments such as the island of La Cite, the chapel of Sainte Chapelle, and Notre Dame cathedral are visited by millions of tourists every year. Museums, headed by the Louvre and Orsay, present the most important works of world art. Paris is also the capital of fashion, culture and an artistic center.
Around the capital there are interesting monuments. In Saint Denis you can see the cathedral where the French kings rest, Versailles boasts one of the largest and most beautiful baroque palaces in the world, while in Fontainebleau you can admire the Renaissance royal palace.
The area around Paris is also known for two huge amusement parks, Disneyland and Asterix Park.