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Heart of France

Île-de-France is a region located in north-central France. It surrounds the country's famous capital, Paris, an international center of culture and gastronomy with its chic cafes and structured gardens. Among the city's highlights, you can visit the Louvre, home to Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa", the iconic Eiffel Tower and the Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral. Outside Paris, there are forests, imposing castles and farms, including dairy farms whose products are used to make brie.>
78,652 inhabitants7 in 2020; its capital is Lyon.

Paris is known for its magnificent and imposing monuments. These iconic structures, often exemplary of a particular architectural era, are one of the city's instantly recognizable features. The most important monument in Paris is the Eiffel Tower.

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Ile-de-France industry

despite a continuous decline in its workforce for 40 years (including -50% since 1990), still represents the main national industrial center in terms of employment. Nearly 45,000 establishments employed 459,000 people in 20131 , or 8% of regional employment. Beyond the very large establishments which leave their mark and sometimes occupy spaces substantial (170 ha for the PSA site in Poissy), there are many small and very small establishments (SMEs) with fewer than 50 employees which constitute the majority of establishments in the Ile-de-France region (94%) and employ nearly 50% of employees in this branch.

Le Quartier de la Defense

A varied industrial landscape La Défense is a business district located in the Greater Paris metropolis in Île-de-France, the second most attractive business district in Europe, after the City of London, and 4th in the world. The district is notably home to the headquarters of many French and foreign companies as well as the European banking authority. It is located in the northwest suburbs of Paris, in the department of Hauts-de-Seine, on the territories of the communes of Puteaux, Courbevoie, Nanterre and La Garenne-Colombes, at the western end of the historic axis which begins at the Louvre Palace and continues along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile and beyond to the Pont de Neuilly and the Arche de la Défense2.

OUR "monuments"