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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Seine-Saint-Denis

Épinay-sur-Seine is a commune of the suburbs of Paris located in the department of Seine-Saint-Denis. It takes place on the edge of the Val-d'Oise and the Hauts-de-Seine, on the right bank of the Seine. Limitrophe of Saint-Denis, Argenteuil or Enghien-les-Bains, the city of Paris also benefits from excellent transport links.

If the territory of Épinay-sur-Seine is inhabited from the age of Iron, the commune develops truly only in the Merovingian period. Owned by the abbey of Saint-Denis in the Middle Ages, it developed at that time port activities, as well as the cultivation of cereals and vines. The city of Épinay-sur-Seine is well-known by the eighteenth-century intellectuals and is now known in the cinema for the famous Éclair studios.

Culturally rich, this commune of Seine-Saint-Denis also has an important architectural heritage to discover during a stay in this part of the Île-de-France. Ideally located, it also allows to go to the conquest of Paris and its most beautiful monuments, or to enjoy the many festive events or sports organized throughout the year.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.9557350 (N 48° 57’ 21”)
Longitude2.3147390 (E 2° 18’ 53”)
Surface area4.57 km²
Population55008 inhabitants
Density12036 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBobigny (9.7 mi, 19 min)
Insee code93031
IntercommunalityMét du Grand Paris

Nearest cities & towns

Enghien-les-Bains1.7 mi (8 min)
Montmagny2.1 mi (8 min)
Saint-Gratien2.1 mi (6 min)
Deuil-la-Barre2.4 mi (9 min)
Villetaneuse2.5 mi (8 min)
L'Île-Saint-Denis2.7 mi (10 min)
Gennevilliers3.3 mi (11 min)
Villeneuve-la-Garenne3.4 mi (10 min)
Pierrefitte-sur-Seine3.5 mi (13 min)
Soisy-sous-Montmorency3.6 mi (13 min)
Saint-Denis3.7 mi (12 min)
Sannois3.7 mi (11 min)
Montmorency3.9 mi (13 min)

Things to see and do

Built in the first half of the 20th century and destined for the 1931 colonial exhibition, the Notre-Dame-des-Missions church now stands at Épinay-sur-Seine. It blends architectural styles, including Annamite or Art Deco inspirations, and was rebuilt in reinforced concrete when it arrived in the city. Classified as a Historical Monument, the religious edifice includes works carved directly from the concrete, as well as stained glass windows, sculptures and other paintings directly from the sacred art workshops.

Built in the middle of the 18th century, the church of Saint-Médard takes place on the remains of another religious monument of the twelfth century. Partially destroyed during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, it shelters the funerary stele of Émile de Sommariva, the son of the chatelain of Épinay.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, the town hall of Épinay-sur-Seine takes place in the old manor house of the stronghold of Ormesson. This ancient castle of the King of Spain is not lacking in architectural interest, both inside and outside.

Newly built, the banks of the Seine offer more than two kilometers of walks to pedestrians and other cyclists. Green City, Épinay-sur-Seine presents more than thirty-three hectares of natural spaces such as parks or shared gardens. Do not miss the Jean Monnet park and its romantic ruins of the end of the 19th century, or the botanical garden of the Alcobendas garden. Parc des Saules also offers games for children, while there are several sports fields at Econdeaux Park, Ali Zebboudj Square or the Municipal Sports Park.

As you walk through Épinay-sur-Seine, you will not miss to admire a dovecote at the end of the 18th century, or the only remnant of the house of Rosa Bertin, the modelist of Queen Marie Antoinette, presented under the Form of a bandstand.

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities

Several weekly markets are held on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the morning. A Christmas market takes place in December with many animations. Flea markets and other garage sales are held throughout the year.

The Auto / Moto Film Festival is held at the Espace Lumière in March. The event proposes to discover screenings of films revolving around mechanical sports.

The Hip-Hop Movement Festival is held in May. On the program, demonstrations of slam, dance, or rap.

Also organized in May, the Métis festival offers concerts mixing genres and nationalities.

In July, the city offers various rides and other entertainment for children.

Paris Summer - Faro Faro to Épinay-sur-Seine


Sunday 16 july
Min. 12°C - Max. 27°C
Monday 17 july
Min. 15°C - Max. 28°C
Tuesday 18 july
Min. 16°C - Max. 25°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
E-ticket – The Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis
Culture and education9 € Saint-Denis (2.5 mi)
Behind-the-Scenes Guided Tour of the Stade de France
Culture and education15 € Saint-Denis (3 mi)
The Moulin Rouge: 11pm Show – With Champagne
Entertainment97 € Paris (5 mi)
The Moulin Rouge: 9pm Show – With Champagne
Entertainment119 € Paris (5 mi)
Dinner and Moulin Rouge Show – With Champagne
Entertainment185 € Paris (5 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Saint James Way runs through Seine-Saint-Denis
HikeEasy4h35Montmagny (2 mi)
PR1 an island in the middle of a river
HikeIntermediate2h55Saint-Denis (2.4 mi)
24 km for 2024 Edition 2018 course 10 km
HikeEasy3h10Saint-Denis (2.4 mi)
24 km for 2024 Edition 2018 course 15 km
HikeIntermediate4h25Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine (3.1 mi)
Pr 4- A walking tour bright in colour
HikeEasy2h25Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine (3.2 mi)


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