Île-de-France

The région parisienne is dominated by the city of Paris, but this valley of the Seine River is also home to the royal palaces in Versailles and Fontainebleau

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The Pompidou is not usually this uncrowded; I guess they cleared the rooms so President Barack Obama could admire the works in peace (Photo by Pete Souza)

Paris is the world capital of romance, fine cuisine, great art, café life, and a general joie de vivre

 
 
 

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