The Ile de France is one of the 26 regions of France, The Ile-de-France region includes the city of Paris and the surrounding area. It is the largest French region as regards the number of population, and the wealthiest regions of France, having more inhabitants than the European countries of Belgium, Greece, or Sweden.
However the smallest when it comes to the area geographically, covering only 2% of the total area of France. it has a rich countryside that extends well beyond the very densely-populated.
Ile-de-France consists of 8 departments, centred around its innermost département and the capital city Paris. The departments are: Essone, Seine-et-Marne, Val-de-Marne, Hauts-de-Seine, Val-d’Oise, Yvelines, Seine-Saint-Denis and Ville de Paris. Each department has its unique beauty and its share of tourist attractions. Ile de France was created as the “District of the Paris Region” in 1961 and, with borders unchanged, was renamed “Ile-de-France” in 1976 when its administrative status was aligned with the other French regions. The name came into use only in the 14th cent. and was then applied to the land bounded by the Seine, the Ouse, and the Marne and their affluents.
Ile de France is known as the “Paris Region” by the French people who live in this area. The region has numerous large industrial towns and residential suburbs and some agricultural production, mostly sugar beets and wheat.
Ile de France is a very rich region which offers many activities such as cultural activities, especially in Paris with all the museums, wonderful art galleries and performance spaces, superb restaurants, huge flea and antique markets. outdoor activities with the numerous rivers( the Seine the most romantic waterfront in the world.), lakes and forests, There are elegant squares and pretty parks and entertainment parks (Disneyland Paris). Paris is a very beautiful city. Paris is a perfect place for city lovers, but also for architectural lovers. It has everything a city lover could possibly desire.