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Saint-Denis gives a completely different look of Paris

05.04.2011
Topic European Travel

Saint-Denis gives a completely different look of Paris - Image

While Paris is one of the biggest travel destinations in the world, it's typical for people to migrate to especially touristy areas such as the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower.

The Vancouver Sun reports that there are plenty of places to visit for those who are looking for the road less travelled. For example, the northeastern suburb of Saint-Denis is about 30 minutes from Paris' centre (or 9.4 kilometres) and gives travellers the feeling that they're actually in Africa rather than Europe.

The news provider reports that indoor markets feature items like Moroccan olives, Tunisian pastries and Algerian spices, which are sure to impress travellers with a sophisticated pallet.

With somewhat of a melting pot of citizens, Saint-Denis is sure to have something for everyone, as some settlers include Italians, Spaniards and Muslims.

Additionally, the city is the burial place for some royalty, as beginning with Dagobert I, nearly every French king was buried in its Basilica. This could be a great history lesson for those who are eager to learn about the French royal house.