For tourists looking to explore this richly cultural area, there are plenty of places to visit and things to do. The Palace of Versailles has been a major tourist attraction since the 17th century and has recently been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site; it houses magnificent gardens as well as spectacular French artwork from throughout history. There are also many quaint villages located around Ile-de-France that offer visitors an authentic experience with beautiful sceneries and delicious food options such as crepes or quiche lorraine.
One interesting historical fact about Ile-de-France is that it was home to one of Europe's earliest universities, the University of Paris (also known as La Sorbonne). Established in 1150, today it continues to be one of Europe's most prestigious institutions for higher education.
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Cities in Île-de-France
Paris, Versailles, Argenteuil, Chessy, Marne-la-Vallée, Montreuil, Nanterre, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Palaiseau, Boulogne-Billancourt, Coupvray, Pontoise, Mantes-la-Jolie, Saint-Denis, Viry-Châtillon, Meudon, Levallois-Perret, Massy, Bobigny, Saint-Leu-la-Forêt, Saint-Cloud, Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône, Drancy, Clichy, Stains, Épinay-sur-Seine, Cergy, Gennevilliers, Châtillon, Saint-Cyr-l’École, Ivry-sur-Seine, Villepinte, Meaux, Pantin, Puteaux, Saint-Mandé, Châteaufort, Sarcelles, Villejuif, Rueil-Malmaison, Colombes, Rosny-sous-Bois, Noisy-le-Grand, Évry-Courcouronnes, Bagneux, Le Blanc-Mesnil, Villemomble, Verneuil-sur-Seine, Bagnolet, Garges-lès-Gonesse, Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, Vignely, Soisy-sous-Montmorency, Villiers-sur-Marne, Villiers-le-Bel, Champigny-sur-Marne, Sèvres, Taverny, Trappes ...