Although the size of Ile-de-France may be overwhelming, and the amount of sights to see mind-boggling, never fear, as there are many resources available to help you plan your trip to the region. Starting online, check out the official Paris-Ile-de-France website. From this site you can gather information on events, attractions, accomodations, and other pertinent trip-planning information. In addition, you can download a visitor brochure or order a copy to be delivered to your mailbox. If you are looking for some general information about the region, check out the region's website.

Once you arrive in the Ile-de-France region, you will find that there is a tourist information office in just about every town. For a comprehensive list, click here.

In addition, most guidebooks geared toward France have a section dedicated to the region. Those on the budget should check out "Let's Go" and "Lonely Planet" titles, while those with a little more cash to spend should look for "Fodor's, "Frommer's," or "Michelin Guide" titles. Rick Steve's "Europe Through the Back Door" books are great for all budgets.  In addition, check out the online forums to get tips from recent visitors to the region.Paris-Ile-de-France website