Saint-Denis University Neighbourhood

It is in Saint-Denis where the university Paris VIII opened in 1980. In 2013, the National Archives moved here in front of Saint-Denis University metro station in the building designed by the Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas.


Paris 8 University is located here but also the National Archives in Pierrefitte-sur-Seine right next to the metro since 2013. Even more incredible, the last market gardener in the town cultivates about 10 hectares of land!

Hotels near St-Denis-University


Saint-Denis University neighborhood is served by Line 13 of the Parisian metro network that connects you to the heart of Paris in a few minutes.

Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis: 10 minutes by bus
Stade de France: 10 minutes by metro
Paris biggest flea market : 15 minutes by metro
Pigalle and Montmartre: 20 minutes by metro
Les Champs-Élysées: 25 minutes by metro

The French National Archives moved from Paris to Pierrefitte-sur-Seine. This amazing building was designed by the architect Massimiliano Fuksas. The building is located just a few minutes from Saint-Denis University. It is possible to have a free visit of the National Archives.

René Kersanté, the last local gardener in Saint-Denis, grows aromatic herbs, white onions, lettuce, radish, spinach, zucchini-courgette, etc. sold in supermarkets and in Saint-Denis market. It is not the only one in Seine-Saint Denis. Indeed, contrary to appearance, agriculture in this region of Paris is well established.

Photos : Seine-Saint-Denis Tourism Seine-Saint-Denis Tourisme ©A.Vila / ENS Louis-Lumière/2015

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