Paris basin map
Map of Paris basin . Paris basin map (Île-de-France - France) to print. Paris basin map (Île-de-France - France) to download. The Paris Basin is the largest of the three French sedimentary basins. It covers on Paris basin map the majority of the northern half of France with an area of about 110 000 km2. Its history is that of the filling in successive phases of a vast depression occupied for long periods by seas or lakes. The Paris Basin is the largest of the three French sedimentary basins.
The Paris Basin is a sedimentary basin shaped like an amphitheater inclined from the South-East to the North-West. On Paris basin map It is often described as a set of dissymmetrical basins, geologically constituted by the superposition of different sedimentary layers of age which appear on the surface in the form of rings with more or less concentric circular arches, gently sloping and open towards the west.
Paris Basin, geographic region of France, constituting the lowland area around Paris as its shown in Paris basin map. Geologically it is the centre of a structural depression that extends between the ancient Armoricain Massif (west), the Massif Central (south), and the Vosges, Ardennes, and Rhineland (east). The area, which forms the heartland of France, is drained largely by the Seine River and its major tributaries converging on Paris. The natural vegetation of the basin has been almost entirely lost to civilization, except for a few relict forests.