Saint-Denis City Guide - Ruck


Welcome to Saint-Denis, a vibrant suburb of Paris and one of the host cities for the Rugby World Cup 2023. Located just a stone’s throw from the French capital, Saint-Denis offers a rich cultural experience and easy access to the rugby action in Paris. This travel guide will help you navigate your way through the city, from getting here to finding the best places to stay, eat, and explore.

Getting to Saint-Denis (Paris)

By Air

The closest airport to Saint-Denis is Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), which is also one of the main international airports serving Paris. From CDG, you can easily reach Saint-Denis via taxi, shuttle, or public transportation. The RER B train line connects the airport to Saint-Denis and central Paris.

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By Train

Saint-Denis is well-connected to the rest of France and Europe by train. Gare du Nord, one of Paris’s main train stations, is located nearby and provides high-speed train services, including the Eurostar from London.

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Where to Stay

Saint-Denis offers various accommodation options to suit your preferences and budget. Book a hotel in Saint-Denis today from £35 with Expedia

Here are some popular areas to consider:

1. Saint-Denis City Centre

Stay in the heart of Saint-Denis for proximity to the Rugby World Cup matches at the Stade de France and easy access to local attractions. You’ll find hotels ranging from luxury to budget-friendly.

2. Central Paris

If you prefer to stay in the heart of Paris, choose accommodations in neighborhoods like Champs-Élysées, Le Marais, or Montmartre, which are all well-connected to Saint-Denis via public transportation.

3. Airbnb and Vacation Rentals

Consider renting an apartment or vacation home in Saint-Denis or Paris for a more immersive experience, especially if you’re traveling with a group or family.

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Getting Around Paris

Public Transportation

Paris has an extensive and efficient public transportation system, including buses, trams, and an extensive metro network. The RER D line connects Saint-Denis to central Paris and other suburbs, making it easy to get around the city and reach the rugby venues.

Walking and Biking

Exploring Paris by foot is a great way to take in the city’s iconic landmarks. You can also rent a bike and explore the city’s streets and parks, such as along the Seine River.

Taxis and Ride-Sharing

Taxis are readily available in Paris and Saint-Denis. Additionally, ride-sharing services like Uber operate in the city, providing convenient transportation options.

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Food & Drink

Paris is a culinary paradise, and you’ll have no shortage of dining options. Here are some must-try experiences:

1. Parisian Cafés

Start your day with a croissant and café au lait at a traditional Parisian café. For lunch, enjoy a leisurely meal at a café with sidewalk seating and people-watching.

2. Classic French Cuisine

Indulge in classic French dishes such as coq au vin, beef Bourguignon, and escargot at a traditional bistro. Don’t forget to pair your meal with a glass of French wine.

3. International Flavours

Paris is a melting pot of cultures, so you can enjoy cuisine from around the world. Explore neighbourhoods like Belleville for excellent Asian food or Le Marais for Middle Eastern delights.

4. Street Food

Don’t miss out on street food offerings like crêpes, galettes, and falafel sandwiches from the bustling food markets and stalls scattered around the city.

5. Fine Dining

Treat yourself to a Michelin-starred dining experience at one of Paris’s world-renowned restaurants. These culinary adventures are unforgettable and often require reservations in advance.