The Trip: Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine
With the 2024 Olympic Games just 18 months away, Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, has orchestrated a push to develop and better integrate some of the city's outer-lying suburbs. One such district is the lesser-known banlieue of Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, named after the Bishop of Rouen who died in the former royal villa Clippiacum in nearby Clichy, where King Dagobert I once lived. Transport-wise, this Seine-Saint-Denis suburb is a dream, sitting as it does right on the RER C and lines 13 and 14 of the Paris Métro. So what makes it one of the coolest, edgiest, under-the radar 'hoods in Europe?