a former province in northern France, including Paris and the region around it.
former name of Mauritius.
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How to use Île de France in a sentence
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
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.
British Dictionary definitions for Île-de-France
a region of N France, in the Paris Basin: part of the duchy of France in the 10th century
a former name (1715–1810) for Mauritius
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