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Not to be confused with Saint-Denis de la Reunion, the capital of La Reunion Island in the Indian ocean, that is close to Madagascar. Saint-Denis is part of Greater Paris, located only 10km north of the centre of Paris.

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Why visit St. Denis?

  • Other than being an interesting city to visit, its home to the Stade de France, in addition to some intriguing attractions!
  • The Stade de France was built in 1995 by 4 engineers with a capacity of 80,000, to host the 1998 World Cup Final!
Currency:
Euro, EUR, €.
Time Zone:
UTC + 1
Dialing Code
00 + 33 + 1 + Local Number
Locals:
French
Driving:
Drive on the right side of the road.
Airports:
Le Bourget Airport, Charles De Gaulle Airport, and Paris Orly Airport
Travel Adaptor:
Standard UK Adaptor Plug, Type G.

Spring -mid/late March till mid/late June- & Summer time -mid/late June till mid/late September.

French is the only official language of France and is by far the most widely spoken language in France. There are other languages like Norman, Occitan, Corsican, Basque, French Flemish and Brention that are spoken in certain regions.

Below are a few word that you must know.

"Bonjour"

French people are quite formal. Wishing somebody a "good day" or "good morning" is considered essential good manners.

"Merci"

Saying "thank you" always makes a good impression with waiting staff in restaurants, guides at museums and staff in hotels expected to look after you during your stay.

"Mon dieu"

Taking the Lord's name in vain may not be your usual way, but this standard French curse will carry you nicely through your shock over some of the ticket, hotel and restaurant prices in St. Denis.

  • Stade de France
  • Saint-Denis Basilica
  • Museum of Art And History
  • Place Jean Jaurès market (open Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays until 15.00)
  • Wilson Gardens
  • Maison Coignet
  • If that’s not entertaining enough, hey it’s only 10KM from Paris!
  • Aerospace Museum in Le Bourget

The French are proud of their sophisticated way of cooking. Food and alcohol definitely play important roles within the French society. Bistrot le 15 restaurant and Le Derby restaurant- nestled in the heart of St. Denis have become town favourites.

French people often consider the way a person eats reflects their French heritage, region of birth, social status, and health. This city has an abundance of places that could tease your tastes buds.

When in St Denis try to be as friendly as possible, always say Bonjour monsieur/madame when entering any place, au revoir when leaving, and don’t forget to respect the elderly with vous instead of tu. And it’s important to learn a few French words before you leave as Parisians prefer to speak in their native language.

Paris & Saint-Denis are usually safe, with low-rates of crime, however some areas are best avoided at late night or early morning particularly when traveling alone. Some of these areas are; Châtelet-Les Halles, Gare du Nord, Barbès Rochechouart, and Strasbourg St-Denis, where violent incidents and robberies have been reported on the RER, specially RER B, so it is best to find alternative means of transport such as buses or taxis. Also pickpocketing is the most common crime, beware when standing in long queues surrounding major attractions, while using public transports, or while shopping in major department stores. Always keep your belongings with you, your handbag or backpack close to you & carefully sealed, don’t carry money more than you need, and keep your passport at a safe pouch or leave it at the hotel. In case of medical emergencies dial 15, while for any emergencies dial 18.

A Nigerian Passport with a minimum period validity of 6 months beyond the intended period of stay is needed at the time of travel.

A tourist visa is required for citizens of Nigeria and can be obtained at France Embassy 37 Udi Street off Aso Drive, Quartier

Nigerian Embassy in France

Address: 173 Ave Victor Hugo, 75116 Paris, France
Phone:+33 (0) 1 47 04 68 65

The information on this page is correct as of January 2016. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, Travelstart.com.ng takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.


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