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Saint-Ouen, Seine-Saint-Denis

City hall
City hall
Coat of arms of Saint-Ouen
Coat of arms
Saint-Ouen is located in France
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-Saint-Denis
Arrondissement Saint-Denis
Area1 4.31 km2 (1.66 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 46,510
 • Density 11,000/km2 (28,000/sq mi)
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: ​) 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 canton of Saint-Ouen includes only part of the commune. The other part belongs to the canton of Saint-Denis-Sud (South). Saint-Ouen also includes the Cimetière de Saint-Ouen.


  • History 1
  • Flea market 2
  • Transport 3
  • Education 4
    • Schools and High Schools 4.1
    • Further and higher education 4.2
  • Personalities 5
  • Twin towns - Sister cities 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


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

Saint-Ouen is home to Paris' flea market, the highest concentration of antique dealers and second-hand furniture dealers in the world.. 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.

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


Schools and High Schools

Saint-Ouen has :

  • 8 pre-schools
  • 11 primary schools. [2]
  • 3 "collèges" (secondary schools)
  • 2 High Schools

Further and higher education

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.[3] One literary and humanities Classe préparatoire aux grandes écoles at Lycée Blanqui High School's premises.[4]


Twin towns - Sister cities

Saint-Ouen is twinned with:

See also


  1. ^ "Traders at world's largest flea market in Paris celebrate as British aristocrat sells up". London Evening Standard. 
  2. ^
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  5. ^ "Umbria - Town Twinning". Archived from the original on 2012-03-04. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  6. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  7. ^ Salford City Council. "Salford's twin towns". Retrieved 4 May 2008. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ "Podolsk sister cities". Retrieved 2010-04-29. 

External links

  • Marché aux PucesWebsite about Saint-Ouen's
  • Website about Saint-Ouen's Interests
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