A thoroughly transformed area of Paris since the 19th century, the 19th district, remains famous for its large gypsum reserves and extractions of gypsum. The adjoining areas, located outside of Paris, were knowns for their cruelty, particularly the Gibbet of Montfaucon but also for gypsum reserves. Following the 16th century, the area remained a site for gypsum extraction until seizure under Napoleon III. The place is a tourist attraction from historical perspective and also for those who want to enjoy a free pleasant walk around the ‘Buttes-Chaumont’ park.
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