North of Paris, just beyond the périphérique ring road, enjoy a stroll through the magical wonderland that is the Paris-Saint-Ouen flea market, the biggest antiques market in the world. Take in the different surroundings in the 16 individual markets.
The Stade de France stages tours, on which visitors go behind the scenes and experience the fabulous architecture of the stadium which attained mythical status in 1998. Or you can attend one of the events of Pharaonic proportions staged there (operas, concerts, car races on ice…).
The Air and Space Museum is at Le Bourget airport, a site full of significance in the history of aviation. It houses one the world's richest collections of flying machines.
Come and contemplate the first masterpiece of Gothic art and architecture. The Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis is also the burial place of the kings of France.
La Villette is a complex unlike another any other in the world, a marriage of Nature and great buildings, of leisure activities and cultural pursuits. The Arts rub shoulders with the Sciences in a setting of spectacular architecture.
The Canal de l'Ourcq offers charming days out for those of you wanting to get away from it all. Boats, bikes and roller blades are among the ways you can discover this life-line of contrasting landscapes, industrial but at the same time rural and even bucolic.
A new place of remembrance. Visit the free Shoah memorial in Drancy (north east Paris) located in front of the Cité de la Muette social housing complex.
Step aboard the cruise boats of Paris Canal and Canauxrama and discover the riches of North-Eastern Paris. Take a trip along the Canal de l’Ourcq, the Canal Saint-Martin or the Canal Saint-Denis to visit attractions such as the Basilica of Saint-Denis, the Stade de France, La Villette or the Grands Moulins in Pantin.
Spend a couple of hours, or a full day, discovering the sights of North-Eastern Paris along its canals.
Companies in Seine-Saint-Denis create, invent, innovate and apply a wide range of different skills. They open their doors to visitors during the Et voilà le travail! event, with tours of almost 100 premises concerned with industry, art and heritage, food processing, imaging, the media and the performing arts, graphic design, transport and logistics, the environment, health, research and more.
The Douce Banlieue programme of town trails is an opportunity not to be missed to see Seine-Saint-Denis as it really is, "hard-living and gentle-hearted", and discover its history, its buildings and the people who give it life.
On your weekends and leisure time in North-Eastern Paris, experience and share in the work, the passions and the way of life of artists and artisans. From an introduction to modelling techniques to preparing and producing great chocolates or designing and adding personal touches to objects in wood, large numbers of professional tradesmen and designers offer courses throughout the year, showing you, in their places of work, their passion for what they do.
Keen to see the parts of Paris that other tourists can’t reach? Everyday, working Paris and its inhabitants? You can do so now with the help of the Greeters, because now, after New York, Toronto, Buenos Aires and other great cities, the Greeters are here in North-Eastern Paris !
To round off your stay in Paris, get off the beaten track for a while and take time to visit a few places offering attractions that are in many cases totally unknown to most visitors. Set out to discover the riches of Seine-Saint-Denis in North-Eastern Paris with its tourist treasures, its cultural heritage, its ancestral skills and more besides.
With around 20,000 hotel rooms (including 5,000 classified as being in the middle or top categories), North-Eastern Paris boasts one of Europe’s densest concentration of hotels. Whether independent or belonging to internationally-known chains, whether classic or modern, these hotels often possess facilities for receptions and offer themselves as functional venues for business and private events on the very outskirts of Paris itself. The Tourist Board has selected over 100 hotels within Seine-Saint-Denis and close to major attractions. Discover the amenities offered by the tourist-class hotels in Seine-Saint-Denis.
Consult the list of tourist-class hotels in North-East Paris
Looking for activities to be done in the Paris region during the school holidays? We can propose some ideas and tips of trips and numerous leisure activities. Bring your children and friends to Seine-Saint-Denis and North East of Paris to enjoy sports and fun activities, visit tourist sites and museums, shows and cinema...
Check out all our good planning tips and activities for children and family!
Our standard half-day, full day or evening package, or tailor-made offers: it’s up to you to work out your programme from among a vast choice of packages enabling you to discover the special attractions of North-Eastern Paris.
Agencies, event organizers, works council, Tour Operators… this site is for you! North-East Paris is here to provide precise and practical information to all those working in the tourism and event organizing industry (meeting and conference centers and incentive travel), also to the press and various businesses. North-East Paris groups together the different tourist attraction sites and business units in the department, in the north-eastern districts of Paris and in the area around Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle.
Our Tourist office can help you prepare your trip in and around Seine-Saint-Denis. Information is at your disposal and the tourist office agents will help you enjoy your stay.
What can I do nearby Paris ? Where can I Sleep ? This is the tourists’ frequently asked questions. Read the Frequently asked questions.