Saint-Denis is a city and commune in the north suburbs of Paris, France. Saint-Denis is a sub-prefecture of the Seine-Saint-Denis departement, and is the seat of the Arrondissement of Saint-Denis. It is in the Île-de-France region. Inhabitants of Saint-Denis are called Dionysiens.
Saint-Denis used to be an industrial suburb, but its reconverting its economic base.
History[change | change source]
Almost every French king since Dagobert Ist, was buried in the Basilica. Saint-Denis dates back to the second century. It used to be a village called Catolacus. Saint Denis, the first bishop of Paris, was martyred in about 250 AD. He was buried in the cemetery of Catolacus. Denis' tomb became a place of worship.
Twin towns[change | change source]
- Córdoba, Spain
- Gera, Germany
- North Lanarkshire, Scotland
- Porto Alegre, Brazil
- Sesto San Giovanni, Italy
- Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Other facts[change | change source]
The painter Claude Monet was born in Saint-Denis.
Other websites[change | change source]
- City council website (in French)