from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of north-central France, an industrial suburb of Paris. Dating from early Christian times as a place of pilgrimage, it is the site of a Benedictine abbey founded in 626. The city's 12th-century Gothic cathedral contains the tombs of numerous French monarchs, including those of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Population: 95,800.
- The capital of Réunion, a port on the Indian Ocean. It was founded in the late 17th century as a way station on the route to the Orient. Population: 142,600.
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- proper n. The administrative capital of Réunion, the overseas territory of France
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Saint-Denis, which is the monitoring station for the whole of the
A woman wore a burqa as she walked on a street in Saint-Denis, near Paris, last April.
After his affair and secret marriage to his lovely and intelligent student aroused the ire of her uncle, who had him castrated, Abelard moved to the Abbey of Saint-Denis, where he sought to lead the life of a monk.
With the building of Saint-Denis and Notre-Dame, and the growth of its university, Paris had become a cultural and intellectual center.
Ms. Caro starts her history just a short metro ride out of Paris to the 12th-century basilica of Saint-Denis, the traditional burial place of the kings and queens of France.
Additional point: Saint-Denis has one of the highest immigrant populations in France; in the 1999 census it had 36% born abroad versus 10% for France as a whole.
When he refers to “St. Denis area of Paris” this probably refers to rue St. Denis which wiki describes as “made up of sex shops, with the part situated between rue Réaumur and boulevard Saint-Denis notorious as a place of prostitution.”
Another woman was stopped Tuesday for wearing a veil in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis.
To me it would be rather odd to use “Saint-Denis” for the latter.
After acting in television, and also attending the University of Saint-Denis, where he majored in cinema, Ulliel broke into feature film acting with a small part in 2001's Brotherhood of the Wolf.
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