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Île de France

[ eel duh frahns ]

noun

  1. a former province in northern France, including Paris and the region around it.
  2. former name of Mauritius.


Île-de-France

/ ildəfrɑ̃s /

noun

  1. a region of N France, in the Paris Basin: part of the duchy of France in the 10th century
  2. a former name (1715–1810) for Mauritius


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Mostly it runs through the great plain of Picardie and forms the natural northern boundary to the ancient Ile de France.

That feat of creative genius none can deny to the Ile-de-France.

The builders of the Ile-de-France were less cautious, but more sublime.

That fact of creative genius no one can deny to the Ile-de-France.

Its architect must certainly have come from the Ile-de-France.

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