EFEGoussainville, France

Less than 15 kilometers from Paris lies the old town of Goussainville, which was left to fall into oblivion half a century ago during the construction of the Charles de Gaulle airport, a project that saw around a thousand residents abandon their homes amid pressure from the authorities.

The old town — which is known colloquially as the “Old Country” — stands as a dilapidated time capsule on the periphery of the French capital, a region that went through a process of rapid development in the 1970s. EFE

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