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5 Monuments to explore in Île-de-France

The most populous of the 18 regions of France. It is located in the north-central part of the country and often called the Paris Region because it includes the city of Paris. Île-de-France is densely populated and economically important: it covers only about 2% of France's territory, but has an official estimated population of 12,213,364 (18.2% of the population of France) and accounts for nearly 30% of the French GDP.

Arc de TriomphePlace Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France

The Arc de Triomphe, at the center of the Place de l'Étoile and the western end of the Champs-Elysées, is a very famous monument in Paris. It is a large arch, but it is not possible to drive underneath it. It is an iconic symbol of French national identity and took 30 years to build. The Arc de Triomphe provides a glimpse into France’s social past as well as spectacular views across central Paris.

Eiffel TowerChamp de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower is a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. It is also the most-visited paid monument in the world!

Grand Palais3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, France

The Grand Palais in Paris is the iconic monument of the Rmn-GP, where we showcase our biggest exhibitions to best advantage in its vast spaces. It was designed to demonstrate France's artistic and technical prowess. It has also played host to many prestigious events: motor shows, air shows, interior design exhibitions, equestrian events, major art exhibitions, and more. In recent years there have been major exhibitions such as Hokusai, Niki de Saint Phalle, Picasso. Mania, Edward Hopper, and Ga

Grande Arche de la Defense1 Parvis de la Défense, 92800 Puteaux, France

The Grande Arche is the emblematic monument of the La Défense business district. This monument was shaped like a door that opens out into the world, the extremely modern design of the Grande Arche is highly original and must be experienced in person. This monument was dedicated to humanity and the humanitarian ideals of the nation. This mysterious and symbolic monument dominates the skyline of central Paris and can be seen from the Louvre pyramid.

Sacré-Cœur35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris, France

The Sacré-Coeur is one of the Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France and the most iconic monuments in Paris which was consecrated in1919. it has one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the capital, from 130 meters above the ground. The origins of Sacré-Cœur are unique and its a distinctive exterior. A popular landmark and the second most visited monument in Paris.