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Saint-Denis

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Saint-Denis is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9.4km from the centre of Paris. Saint-Denis is a subprefecture (sous-préfecture) of the department of Seine-Saint-Denis, being the seat of the arrondissement of Saint-Denis.Saint-Denis is home to the royal necropolis of the Basilica of Saint Denis and was also the location of the associated abbey. It is also home to France's national football and rugby stadium, the Stade de France, built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.Saint-Denis is a formerly industrial suburb currently changing its economic base. Inhabitants of Saint-Denis are called Dionysiens.NameUntil the 3rd century, Saint-Denis was a small settlement called Catolacus or Catulliacum, probably meaning "estate of Catullius", a Gallo-Roman landowner. About 250 AD, the first bishop of Paris, Saint Denis, was martyred on Montmartre hill and buried in Catolacus. Shortly after 250 his grave became a shrine and a pilgrimage centre, with the building of the Abbey of Saint Denis, and the settlement was renamed Saint-Denis.
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Architectural Building
Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Musee d'Art et d'Histoire de Saint-Denis
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Parc de la Legion d'Honneur
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Farmers Market
Marche Saint-Denis
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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Theme Park
Parc Asterix Plailly
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Duration: 8 hours
Art Museum
Chateau de Chantilly Chantilly City
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
Chateau de Pierrefonds Pierrefonds
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Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Saint-Denis

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Mosquee Noor-e-Islam
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Spa
Hammam Najma
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
Eglise Saint-Denis-de-l'Estree
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Duration: 30 minutes
Shopping Mall
Marques Avenue L'Ile Saint-Denis
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Duration: 2h 30 min

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