Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃t‿wɛ̃ syʁ sɛn]) is a commune in the Seine-Saint-Denis department in the Île-de-France region of France. It is located in the northern suburbs of Paris, 6.6 kilometres (4.1 miles) from the centre of Paris. The commune was officially called Saint-Ouen until 2018, when its name was changed by ministerial order.[2]

Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine Town Hall

Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine
Coordinates: 48°54′44″N 2°20′03″E
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
4.31 km2 (1.66 sq mi)
  Density12,000/km2 (30,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
93070 /93400
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The communes neighbouring Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine 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-sur-Seine 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

Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine 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.[3]


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


Schools and High Schools

Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine has :

Further and higher education

Supméca, an accredited mechanical engineering school is located in the Vieux Saint Ouen quarter. It was created in 1948, is member of the university of Paris-Seine and now part of the ISAE Group, which has a total of 6000 students. One literary and humanities Classe préparatoire aux grandes écoles at Lycée Blanqui High School's premises.[6]


Twin towns – sister cities

Saint-Ouen is twinned with:[7]

See also


  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. Décret n° 2018-956 5 November 2018 (in French)
  3. "Traders at world's largest flea market in Paris celebrate as British aristocrat sells up". London Evening Standard.
  4. "Ecoles et accueils de loisirs." Saint-Ouen. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  5. "Jeunesse." Saint-Ouen. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  6. " - Homme Pas Cher- Acheter Chaussures Homme à Prix de Gros".
  7. "Nicole Lefort (Comitato sul Gemellaggio di Saint Ouen): 'Rafforzare i legami fra le città'". (in Italian). Gemellarte. 2019-04-11. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
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