Place:Saint-Ouen, Seine-Saint-Denis, France

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NameSaint-Ouen
Alt namesLa Chapellesource: Family History Library Catalog
Montmartresource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCommune
Coordinates48.9°N 2.35°E
Located inSeine-Saint-Denis, France
Also located inSeine, Île-de-France, France    
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Saint-Ouen is a commune in the Seine-Saint-Denis department. It is located in the northern suburbs of Paris, France, from the centre of Paris.

The communes neighbouring Saint-Ouen are Paris, to the south, Clichy, to the west, Asnières-sur-Seine and L'Île-Saint-Denis, to the north, and Saint-Denis to the east.

Saint-Ouen is home to Paris' flea market, the highest concentration of antique dealers and second-hand furniture dealers in the world.. 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.

Saint-Ouen also includes the Cimetière de Saint-Ouen.

History

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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.

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