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Ile de France, France

Pictures by QT Luong

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[1 : Overview]
[2 : Versailles]
[3 : Fontainebleau]
[4 : Chartres]
[5 : Provins]
[6 : Other]
The region around Paris, called Ile de France since it is delimited by five rivers, was the historic craddle of the kingdom of France. Ile de France contains a number of exceptional historical sights. The most famous palace in France, Versailles, was built to project the power of the French king Louis XIV at the height of the French Monarchy. The Fontainebleau Palace, used by kings of France since the 12th century was transformed by Francois I with Renaissance influences. The Chartres Cathedral marks the high point of French Gothic art. The nave in pure ogival style, porches adorned with fine sculptures, and the stained-glass windows, all in remarkable condition, combine to make it a masterpiece. The fortified town of Provins, which was built specifically to host the fairs and related activities, has a well-preserved medieval urban structure. The Versailles and Fontainebleau palaces and parks, Chartres Cathedral, and town of medieval fairs of Provins form four UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Entrance court of the Versailles Palace. France ( color) First floor of the Versailles palace chapel. France ( color) Horse carriages in the Versailles palace gardens. France ( color) Versailles Palace facade in classical style. France ( color) Versailles Palace. France ( color) Sculpture and basin at sunset, Versailles Palace. France ( color) Versailles Palace gates at night. France ( color) Forested alley, Fontainebleau Palace. France ( color) Rowers and Fontainebleau palace. France ( color) Palace of Fontainebleau. France ( color) Gallerie Francois 1er, Fontainebleau Palace. France ( color) Salon Francois 1er, Fontainebleau Palace. France ( color) Wall decor in staircase inside Chateau de Fontainebleau. France ( color) Flamboyant and pyramidal spires, Chartres Cathedral. France ( color) Candles and nave inside Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Chartres. France ( color) Ambulatory, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Chartres. France ( color) Set of rose window with five lancets called Rose of France, Chartres Cathedral. France ( color) Facade of medieval half-timbered house, Chartres. France ( color) Street with couple walking and Caesar's Tower in background, Provins. France ( color) Mass, Saint Quiriace Collegiate Church, Provins. France ( color) Underground gallery, Provins. France ( color) Grande Arche de la Defense at dusk. France ( color)
There are 22 color pictures on this page out of 121 color pictures of Ile de France.

Themes: Palace of Fontainebleau, Palace of Versailles, Provins Town Of Medieval Fairs, Chartres Cathedral