Try Our Apps


WATCH "Lumbersexual"

Île de France

[eel duh frahns] /il də ˈfrɑ̃s/
a former province in N France, including Paris and the region around it.
former name of Mauritius. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for ile de france
Historical Examples
  • In that direction the plateau of the ile de france ascends until it is more than 260 metres above the stream.

  • 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.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Île de France

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for ile

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for ile de france