Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis)

Saint- Ouen is a French town with 47 783 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) in the northern Paris suburbs.


The village of Saint -Ouen can be detected already in the 1st century AD. By extension of the port and connection to the rail network of the industrial boom began. Between 1861 and 1896, the population jumped from 3,300 to 30,700 on. Saint- Ouen became a major suburb of the capital, Paris. The working-class city is governed uninterruptedly by the PCF mayors since 1945. The city has always been also the goal of immigrants of different nationalities, in recent years VORT particular from the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa. The industrial structural change since the 1970s also hit the industry in Saint- Ouen hard: Unemployment was at times at 20 %, currently at 16.3%. As compensation were, especially in the Docks de Saint- Ouen, former shipyard facilities, located Numerous administrative and office building, so you have about Danone, Citroën, OCP Répartition, Alstom or Bosch France locations here or headquartered.


On the southern border to Paris about between the Porte de Saint- Ouen in the west and the Porte de Clignancourt in the East is the Marché aux Puces, the biggest flea market in the metropolitan area of Paris, three days a week (Saturday 9h - 18h, Sunday 10h - 18h, Monday 11h - 17h) instead. In close proximity to the Metro station Garibaldi is the last still located in the immediate vicinity of Paris Citroën works.

Next you will find the castle of Saint- Ouen, funded by Louis XVIII. , And a historic church. The local cemetery is the resting place of many artists from the nearby Montmartre.

Town hall

Castle Saint- Ouen