Guide to the most beautiful luxury and boutique hotels, villas and holiday homes in Paris - Île de France

Around the Eiffel Tower, the jewel of Paris, lies the Paris - Île de France region. The area is very diverse and is one of the most popular destinations in France for a reason. The main attraction is, of course, the capital Paris, but the eight other districts within Paris - Île de France are also well worth seeing and offer a varied programme of contrasts. From regional nature parks in the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, to La Défense, Europe's largest office city, to the French film location Seine-Saint-Denis, in the north of Paris - there is hardly anything in Paris - Île de France that is not there. Be excited and get involved with this beautiful region and the French savoir-vivre, whether it's to visit the capital Paris or the enchanting world of Versailles.

We have selected some particularly beautiful, small boutique hotels in Paris.

What to do in the region Paris - Île de France

The Île de France region is a hidden gem that is home to many treasures outside the city of Paris. Just a few kilometres from the French capital is the impressive Palace of Versailles, which is a true masterpiece of baroque art. In addition, the region offers a wide variety of small châteaux, such as the Château de Fontainebleau and the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, which are surrounded by beautiful gardens designed by the famous André le Notre.

If you prefer nature, you will be delighted to know that there are four stunning natural parks around the Île de France region. Here you can relax in the beautiful peaceful forests and enjoy the beautiful landscapes they offer.

If you are passionate about art, you cannot miss the countless museums that the region has to offer. From the Museum of Ceramics in Sèvres to the Monet House Museum in Giverny, there is something for everyone.

Foodies will also enjoy the rich culinary culture of the region. Don't miss the opportunity to sample delicious French specialities in one of the local restaurants. And for wine lovers, the Île de France region boasts some of the best vineyards in the region, where you can taste some of the most exclusive and high quality wines.

Finally, don't miss the opportunity to explore some of the most picturesque villages and towns in the region, such as Meaux, Senlis or Provins. These beautiful medieval towns have a lot to offer, from castles to beautiful squares and local farmers' markets.

Culture in the region Paris - Île de France

The cultural offer in Paris - Île de France is huge. Under the new name "Le Nouveau Paris Île-de-France", an extensive programme of events has been created in which you can find numerous exhibitions, concerts, theatres and musicals. Be sure to find out about upcoming events well in advance of your trip, as tickets usually sell out very quickly. But there are also many permanent exhibitions that can be visited all year round, some of which have been around for decades or centuries. The Moulin Rouge, for example, has been performing its French cabaret almost every evening since 1889, and at the National Opera you can attend various opera and ballet performances since the end of the 18th century. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative, we recommend the Max Linder Panorama Cinema, one of the many cinemas near the Boulevard des Capucines, where the world's first public film screening took place.