Plaine Commune is an urban conglomeration in full development, which brings together 9 towns on the edge of the north of Paris: Aubervilliers, Epinay-sur-Seine, L'Ile-Saint-Denis, La Courneuve, Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, Saint-Denis, Saint-Ouen, Stains, Villetaneuse.
Plaine Commune has been identified as the core site of a Regional, Cultural and Creation project, as one of the ten centres of development for a Greater Paris. The region already benefits from a wealth of resources and will continue to thrive, thanks to the support of local and external partners.
Identified as the key site for the Regional, Cultural and Creation project for a Greater Paris, Plaine Commune,is lucky to rely on many assets. Its industrial heritage, combined with a fast and sustained economic development, particularly in the creation and research sectors -have enabled this strategically positioned area to become a meeting point for professionals across various industries. With a full public transport network which will improve even further in the foreseeable future, the urban community is thriving thanks to a strong economic structure.
The region of Plaine Commune enjoys a strong cultural diversity at the core of its territory, made evident by the involvement of key artistic figures both locally and externally. With a real emphasis on cultural transmission, the area thrives culturally thanks to a tight community of artists in residence and traditional art-forms, as well as the welcome boost brought by large-scale, modern projects such as the Cité du Cinéma by Luc Besson
Plaine Commune has an amazing potential to attract visitors into the area, both historically and thanks to its recent landmarks of international fame. The eclectic heritage of the area displays a range of exciting features for tourists, from the impressive architecture of the Stade de France to the refined stained glass windows of the Cathedral Basilica. As well as frequent music events and outdoor festivals, Plaine Commune regularly offers a taste of its local craftsmanship and has become a real family-friendly destination (Science festival, world and classical music, story-telling).
Plaine Commune is a region turned towards the future, full of the promise of development and of new collaborations. The nine towns that comprise it work around a cooperative system which involves all inhabitants, local figures and partners. This 'conglomeration for all' is the first of its kind in a busy, urban setting and has ambitious long-term objectives which will benefit the whole population in the region. Based on a concept of a decentralised Greater Paris, the area is working towards reducing social inequality, by increasing the appeal of its region and by encouraging the involvement of local inhabitants.