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Saint-De·nis

 (săN-də-nē′)
1. 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 c. 626. The city's 12th-century Gothic cathedral contains the tombs of numerous French monarchs, including those of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
2. 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.

Saint-Denis

(French sɛ̃dni)
n
1. (Placename) a town in N France, on the Seine: 12th-century Gothic abbey church, containing the tombs of many French monarchs; an industrial suburb of Paris. Pop: 105 749 (2009)
2. (Placename) the capital of the French overseas region of Réunion, a port on the N coast. Pop: 143 000 (2007)
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