Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃.t‿wɛ̃ syʁ sɛn] (listen), literally Saint-Ouen on Seine) is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France, located 6.6 kilometres (4.1 miles) from the centre of Paris. It is part of the Seine-Saint-Denis department, in the Île-de-France region, and of the Métropole du Grand Paris. The commune was called Saint-Ouen until 2018, when it obtained a change of name by ministerial order.[3]

Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine Town Hall
Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine Town Hall
Coat of arms of Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Location of Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine
Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine is located in France
Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine is located in Île-de-France (region)
Coordinates: 48°54′44″N 2°20′03″E / 48.91233°N 2.33425°E / 48.91233; 2.33425
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Karim Bouamrane[1]
4.31 km2 (1.66 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2020)[2]
 • Density12,000/km2 (31,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
93070 /93400
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The communes neighbouring Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine are Paris, to the south, Clichy, to the west, Villeneuve-la-Garenne, Gennevilliers and L'Île-Saint-Denis, to the north, and Saint-Denis to the east. The commune of Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine is part of the canton of Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, which also includes L'Île-Saint-Denis and part of Épinay-sur-Seine. Saint-Ouen also includes the Cimetière de Saint-Ouen.


On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighbouring communes. On that occasion, a part of the commune of Saint-Ouen was annexed to the city of Paris. At the same time, the commune of La Chapelle-Saint-Denis was disbanded and divided between the city of Paris, Saint-Ouen, Saint-Denis, and Aubervilliers. Saint-Ouen received a small part of the territory of La Chapelle-Saint-Denis. The commune of Montmartre was also disbanded; the city of Paris annexed most of Montmartre, but Saint-Ouen did receive a small northern part of the territory of that commune.


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 845—    
1800 602−4.73%
1806 649+1.26%
1821 612−0.39%
1831 981+4.83%
1836 983+0.04%
1841 1,196+4.00%
1846 1,316+1.93%
1851 1,507+2.75%
1856 2,262+8.46%
1861 3,294+7.81%
1866 5,804+12.00%
1872 8,091+5.69%
1876 11,255+8.60%
1881 17,718+9.50%
1886 21,404+3.85%
1891 25,969+3.94%
1896 30,715+3.41%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 35,436+2.90%
1906 37,866+1.34%
1911 41,904+2.05%
1921 50,848+1.95%
1926 52,467+0.63%
1931 53,146+0.26%
1936 51,106−0.78%
1946 45,465−1.16%
1954 48,112+0.71%
1962 51,956+0.97%
1968 48,886−1.01%
1975 43,588−1.63%
1982 43,606+0.01%
1990 42,343−0.37%
1999 39,722−0.71%
2007 43,954+1.27%
2012 47,499+1.56%
2017 51,108+1.48%
Source: EHESS[4] and INSEE (1968-2017)[5]

Flea marketEdit

A vintage travel gear seller at Marché Dauphine

Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine is home to Paris' flea market, the highest concentration of antique dealers and second-hand furniture dealers in the world.[citation needed] The flea market (marché aux puces) is held every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday; because of this high frequency, compared to other flea markets, it has tended to consist only of professionals who rent their spot for a minimum term of three years. In 2014 the flea market site was acquired by Jean-Cyrille Boutmy from Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster.[6]


Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine is served by three stations of the Paris Metro: Garibaldi (line 13), Saint-Ouen (line 14 and RER line C) and Mairie de Saint-Ouen (lines 13 and 14).


Schools and High SchoolsEdit

Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine has :

Further and higher educationEdit

Supméca, an accredited mechanical engineering school is located in the Vieux Saint Ouen quarter. It was created in 1948, is member of the university of Paris-Seine and now part of the ISAE Group, which has a total of 6000 students. One literary and humanities Classe préparatoire aux grandes écoles at Lycée Blanqui High School's premises.[9]

Notable peopleEdit


The Stade de Paris (also called the Stade Bauer) is located in the town.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Saint-Ouen is twinned with:[10]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires"., Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2020". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2022.
  3. ^ Décret n° 2018-956 5 November 2018 (in French)
  4. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Saint-Ouen, EHESS. (in French)
  5. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  6. ^ "Traders at world's largest flea market in Paris celebrate as British aristocrat sells up". London Evening Standard.
  7. ^ a b c "Ecoles et accueils de loisirs." Saint-Ouen. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Jeunesse." Saint-Ouen. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  9. ^ " - Homme Pas Cher- Acheter Chaussures Homme à Prix de Gros".
  10. ^ "Nicole Lefort (Comitato sul Gemellaggio di Saint Ouen): 'Rafforzare i legami fra le città'". (in Italian). Gemellarte. 2019-04-11. Retrieved 2019-11-18.

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