Île de France

Cergy-Pontoise between Paris and the Park

Written by on May 17, 2016 in Île de France
Cergy-Pontoise between Paris and the Park

Cergy and Pontoise are towns in France that blend to provide a cultural hint of Paris – just down the road. They are situated about 30 kilometres to the north-west of the capital and both towns retain a distinct, individual identity. They lie below the southern edge of the Vexin French Regional National Park. This […]

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Axe Majeur An Architectural Masterpiece Near Paris

Written by on May 5, 2016 in Île de France
Axe Majeur An Architectural Masterpiece Near Paris

The Axe Majeur is a monumental, immensely grand, work of art. At 3.2km long it is extraordinary despite not being complete according to the original plans. And somehow, despite it’s size, the Axe Majeur on the edge of Paris is hardly known outside of France… Cergy village on the outskirts of Paris is quiet, peaceful […]

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Champs-Elysees Paris To Be Traffic Free

Written by on February 17, 2016 in Funky, Île de France, Paris
Champs-Elysees Paris To Be Traffic Free

From May this year, the legendary Champs-Elysees Paris will be pedestrianised 1st Sunday of each month. Paris city authorities announced in February 2016 that from May 2016, one of the most famous avenues in the world will go traffic free on the first Sunday of the month. From Sunday 8th May visitors will find the Champs-Elysees […]

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Cathedral of Chartres

Written by on June 22, 2013 in Île de France with 0 Comments
Cathedral of Chartres

Like many people who travel to the south of France from the north, we had, before moving here, skirted Paris and took the ring road around Chartres, heading south. Here you’ll find the Cathedral of Chartres, also known as the Cathedral of our Lady of  Chartres. Loving mysteries I knew it had a famous labyrinth […]

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Île-de-France

Written by on February 9, 2012 in Île de France
Île-de-France

The Île-de-France Region includes 1,281 towns and eight departments.  It also includes the administrative centre of the region and country’s capital – Paris.  Île-de-France is the most populated of France’s mainland regions and one in five births in France takes place in this area.     The climate in the Île-de-France is quite similar to […]

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