Saint-Ouen, Seine-Saint-Denis

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City hall
City hall
Coat of arms of Saint-Ouen
Coat of arms
Saint-Ouen is located in France
Coordinates: 48°54′00″N 2°20′00″E / 48.9000°N 2.3333°E / 48.9000; 2.3333Coordinates: 48°54′00″N 2°20′00″E / 48.9000°N 2.3333°E / 48.9000; 2.3333
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-Saint-Denis
Arrondissement Saint-Denis
Canton Saint-Ouen
Intercommunality Grand Paris
Area1 4.31 km2 (1.66 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 46,510
 • Density 11,000/km2 (28,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 93071 /93400

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
A vintage travel gear seller at Marché Dauphine

Saint-Ouen (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃t‿wɛ̃]) is a commune in the Seine-Saint-Denis department. It is located in the northern suburbs of Paris, France, 6.6 kilometres (4.1 miles) from the centre of Paris.

The communes neighbouring Saint-Ouen are Paris, to the south, Clichy, to the west, Asnières-sur-Seine and L'Île-Saint-Denis, to the north, and Saint-Denis to the east.

The commune of Saint-Ouen is part of the canton of Saint-Ouen, which also includes L'Île-Saint-Denis and part of Épinay-sur-Seine. Saint-Ouen also includes the Cimetière de Saint-Ouen.


On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighbouring communes, on that occasion, a part of the commune of Saint-Ouen was annexed to the city of Paris. At the same time, the commune of La Chapelle-Saint-Denis was disbanded and divided between the city of Paris, Saint-Ouen, Saint-Denis, and Aubervilliers. Saint-Ouen received a small part of the territory of La Chapelle-Saint-Denis, the commune of Montmartre was also disbanded; the city of Paris annexed most of Montmartre, but Saint-Ouen did receive a small northern part of the territory of that commune.

Flea market[edit]

Saint-Ouen is home to Paris' flea market, the highest concentration of antique dealers and second-hand furniture dealers in the world.[citation needed]. The flea market (marché aux puces) is held every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday; because of this high frequency, compared to other flea markets, it has tended to consist only of professionals who rent their spot for a minimum term of three years. In 2014 the flea market site was acquired by Jean-Cyrille Boutmy from Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster.[1]


Saint-Ouen is served by two stations on Paris Métro Line 13: Garibaldi and Mairie de Saint-Ouen.

From mid-2017 it will also be connected at Mairie de Saint-Ouen to the extended Gare Saint Lazare to Olympiades Paris Metro Line 14.

Saint-Ouen is also served by Saint-Ouen station on Paris RER line C.


Schools and High Schools[edit]

Saint-Ouen has :

Further and higher education[edit]

Supméca, an accredited mechanical engineering school is located in the Vieux Saint Ouen quarter. It was created in 1948, and is now part of the Institut Polytechnique du Grand Paris, which has a total of 2400 students.[4] One literary and humanities Classe préparatoire aux grandes écoles at Lycée Blanqui High School's premises.[5]


Twin towns - Sister cities[edit]

Saint-Ouen is twinned with:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Traders at world's largest flea market in Paris celebrate as British aristocrat sells up". London Evening Standard. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ecoles et accueils de loisirs." Saint-Ouen. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Jeunesse." Saint-Ouen. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
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  6. ^ "Umbria - Town Twinning". Archived from the original on 2012-03-04. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  7. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  8. ^ Salford City Council. "Salford's twin towns". Retrieved 4 May 2008. 
  9. ^ "МЕЖДУНАРОДНО СЪТРУДНИЧЕСТВО НА ОБЩИНА РУСЕ - Побратимени градове". Община Русе [Municipality Ruse] (in Bulgarian). Archived from the original on 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  10. ^ "Podolsk sister cities". Retrieved 2010-04-29. 

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