Throughout its history as a medieval city, a royal necropolis, a hub of the industrial revolution and now lively modern metropolis, Saint-Denis has maintained its character and is full of treasures to be visited. Here, you’ll find the Basilica of Saint-Denis, Street Art Avenue, its vast flea market and the Cité du Cinéma, a film studio complex which brings together studios, students, professionals, and stars in celebration of the art of cinema.

The story of Saint-Denis continues to be written before our eyes. A short distance from the centre of Paris, this energetic district draws its strength from its multiculturalism, its inspiring dynamism and its ability to reinvent itself.

Saint-Denis is also home to the largest and most impressive sporting venue in France, the Stade de France. It has provided the backdrop for exceptional events and concerts and is inseparable from the most iconic sporting events; the 1998 FIFA World Cup the 2003 IAAF World Championships, Rugby World Cup 2007 and UEFA Euro 2016 among others.

As the venue for the opening match and the final, Rugby World Cup 2023 will add to the illustrious history of the Stade de France.

(Photo: Aiman Saad Ellaoui)