Paris Ile-de-France Information Guide

The Ile-de-France region includes the city of Paris and the surrounding area. It is one of the smallest regions geographically, covering only 2% of the total area of France, but its 11 million inhabitants, represent almost 19% of the French population, making Ile-de-France one of the most populated urban areas in Europe.

Paris is a beautiful city. It has everything a city lover could possibly desire. Chic little boutiques and huge department stores, wonderful art galleries and performance spaces, superb restaurants, and huge flea and antique markets. There are elegant squares and pretty parks and the Seine must be the most romantic waterfront in the world.

Paris is certainly an ideal place for those living in central London to have a second, albeit second urban, home. It's an easy weekend trip by Eurostar and bought in advance tickets are very cheap. For those used to London, Paris seems a lot smaller and manageable. Even though the Metro map looks like a bowl of spaghetti, it's very fast, efficient, clean and once you get to grips with it, easy to navigate.

About Paris Ile-de-France

Informative description of the Paris Ile-de-France.

Population & Demographics

Regional population & demographics information.


Discover the rich history of the region.


Geographical information about Paris Ile-de-France.


Information about the economy of Paris Ile-de-France.

Paris Ile-de-France Tourism & Lifestyle

View our tourist information and tips about what to do when visiting the Paris Ile-de-France region. Discover the true identity of this beautiful area, find useful information about travel, accommodation, gastronomy & everyday life in the region.


General touristic information about the region.

Travel & Transport

Important travel information, covering travel by road, rail, air & sea.


Information about hotels in Paris Ile-de-France.


Useful information for planning holidays in Paris Ile-de-France.


Find the best golf courses throughout the region.

Food & Gastronomy

Discover the many regional gastronomic delights.


Learn about the climate & typical weather of this region of France.

Paris Ile-de-France Wines

Learn about Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes.

Paris Ile-de-France Property Information

Paris Ile-de-France offers a very large range of house types and property prices. You will find as well luxury second-house as small apartment for a buy-to-let investment. Prices in Paris itself are rather prohibitive, however outside the city there are excellent bargains to be driven.

Paris Ile-de-France Property Portal

Learn about the different property styles, architecture & properties for sale in this region of France.

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