Ile de France - School-age

Ile de France

Things to Know

Capital: Paris

Paris is called the City of Light

Ile de France is a region and former province in North central France that includes the capital Paris.

France Regions

France has twenty-seven regions. In northern France at the heart of the Ile-de-France region is Paris. Paris is situated on the river Seine.

Paris Region

Ile-de-France, also known as the région parisienne, "Paris region", is the most populated French region with 2.34 million people in Paris and 11.8 million people in the Ile-de-France region.

Paris, the capital and largest city of France, is a place of majestic monuments, great art, historic churches and quaint cafes.

The city of Paris is built on an arc of the River Seine, and is divided into two parts: the Right Bank to the north and the smaller Left Bank in the south.

Seine (river), river of northern France, risies on the Plateau of Langres, near Dijon, and flows northwest past Troyes, Fontainebleau, Paris, and Rouen, into the English Channel.

Pont Alexandre IIIPont Alexandre III over the River Seine, Paris

Provins, located approximately 70 miles from Paris, is one of the best preserved medieval cities in France.

The Place of Fontainebleau, approximately 37 miles south of Paris, was once one of the privileged residences of the sovereigns who ruled France.

The Tour de France bike race is held in July and they ride 2299 miles.

Paris Landmarks

The most famous landmark in France is the Eiffel Tower. Official Site of the Eiffel Tower

The Arc de Triomphe was built between 1806 and 1808 by Napoleon I.

The cathedral of Notre Dame is over eight hundred years old.

The Louvre Palace and Museum: ia a world famous museum located in Paris, France.

Most people consider the Pont Alexandre III the most beautiful bridge in Paris.

Stories to Read (Online)

Barnaby's Day Trip To Paris


Paper City Paris
Print the templates and create Paris.

Stained Glass Paper Screen use tissue paper and chalk.

Stained Glass use crayons and wax paper.


Everybody Bonjours!
by Leslie Kimmelman
Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375844430

Tour Paris where everybody Bonjours! With lilting words shop, eat a pretty petit four, sightsee, and explore. View lively images of Paris. Look for the mousy companion on each two page spread. A fun charming tour of Paris in rhyming text.

Wallpapers & Screensavers

Scenic Paris Wallpaper

Notre Dame in Paris wallpaper

Fun Facts

Theft of the Mona Lisa learn about the theft of this famous painting and how it was finally returned to its home at the Louvre museum.

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