Ile-de-France is composed of eight departments centered on Paris. The region contains the magnificent Château de Fontainebleau, situated 42 miles southeast of the capital. A castle has been here since circa 1137, and the current structure dates to 1528, during the reign of Francis I. The gardens were planned by the celebrated André Le Nôtre. About 10 miles west of Paris lies the Château de Versailles; strolling through the Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors) is one of the great pleasures of a trip to France.