Seine-Saint-Denis is a few kilometers north of Paris. This charming department has everything for a surprisingly pleasant holiday. Explore the atypical, but popular and pleasant urban suburbs of central Paris. Discover places of pilgrimage, lively cultural life, street art frescoes or stroll along the banks of the canals or in one of the natural parks in this versatile department.
Whoever goes on holiday to Seine-Saint-Denis should definitely visit the city Saint-Denis. Named after the patron saint of France, this city is home to the Saint Denis Basilica, a Gothic masterpiece and is the burial place of almost all French kings. Around 75 kings and queens, including the famous Marie Antoinette, are buried here! The beautiful grave sculptures are a feast for the eyes. Also don't forget to visit the "new" place of pilgrimage, the Stade de France. Discover the modern architecture of the stage of France, experience the famous access to the lawn and imagine yourself as a football hero or superstar.
If you want to undertake a number of unusual but fun activities in the region, the flea market of Saint-Ouen and Parc de la Villette are certainly not to be missed. Enjoy the largest antique market in Europe that stretches over a huge labyrinth of alleys, the mecca for bargain hunters and shopping enthusiasts. Discover the immense Parc de la Villette, formerly the site of the Paris slaughterhouse and nowadays the stage for culture, art, science and music. Experience the innovative city park and visit one of the many events, the Géode where films are screened on giant screens or the science museum. Another recommendation is the many street art frescoes, or post-graffiti, which can be found in Seine-Saint-Denis. The "Greeters", enthusiastic residents who can show you around authentic Seine-Saint-Denis, will gladly show you. Also fly into the aviation museum and step into a real Concorde or Boeing 747.
Those who love nature will certainly enjoy themselves here. For example, the city of Aulnay-sous-Bois is known for its green parks, such as the Robert Ballanger city park, which has a beautiful view of the Eifel tower, among others. Visit the picturesque Neuilly-sur-Marne, a town on the border of Seine-et-Marne and Val-de-Marne, where you can stroll on the charming banks of the Marne or in the green parks. Or experience nature and its surroundings from the water and go on a cruise on the canals of the Ourcq, Saint-Denis or Saint-Martin. It is all possible here.