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Île de France

[eel duh frahns] /il də ˈfrɑ̃s/
noun
1.
a former province in N France, including Paris and the region around it.
2.
former name of Mauritius.
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  • Under the control of the French, it was known as ile de france.

  • Mostly it runs through the great plain of Picardie and forms the natural northern boundary to the ancient ile de france.

    The Automobilist Abroad

    M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
  • It is altogether French in plan and in method of construction, and it may well have been designed by a mason of the ile de france.

    The Story of Brussels Ernest Gilliat-Smith
  • From the road leading to it could be seen that island long loved by Veronique and called by her the ile de france.

    The Village Rector Honore de Balzac
  • If this concession were made, he expected that all the French colonies, including the ile de france, would be restored.

  • Here we are in the heart of the ile de france, and the countryside displays all the gracious charm of a typical French landscape.

  • In that direction the plateau of the ile de france ascends until it is more than 260 metres above the stream.

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