Saint-Denis town centre draws its charm from the particular aura of the Basilica-Cathedral. From the beginning, the town has preserved its strong commercial tradition with its diverse and colourful street market.
It is sometimes said that the town center of Saint-Denis is an open-air museum. This Ancient medieval town, necropolis of the Kings and Queens of France and a major working-class town, continues to expand and develop. It is very pleasant to discover the surroundings of Place du Caquet. The city is also home to the first Royal and Gothic Cathedral Basilica and one of the most colourful markets in the Paris region.
Saint-Denis Basilica district is easily accessible from the center of Paris on metro line 13.
Saint-Denis Basilica Cathedral is just a few minutes’ walk from the metro. In 2015, The President of the Republic of France, Mr François Hollande visited the town center during the open-heritage days in September.
The local street market of Saint-Denis Saint-Denis is open 3 days a week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sunday mornings in and around the and covered Halle. It regroups vendors, producers, local artisans selling products from all over the world.
In the vicinity of the Basilica, you can also visit the Franciade workshop or the Art and History Museum.