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Discover the Combat district - Paris 19

Combat: a neighborhood with a dark history.


Situé dans le 19e arrondissement de Paris, le quartier du Combat est le 76e quartier administratif de la ville. Au nord et au nord-ouest, il est délimité par la rue de Meaux, tandis qu’au sud, la rue de Belleville permet de faire la frontière entre ce quartier et celui de Belleville. À l’est, la rue de Crimée le sépare du quartier d’Amérique. Au sud-ouest, on peut rejoindre le quartier de l’Hôpital Saint-Louis en traversant le boulevard de la Villette.



Annexed by Paris in the 1860s, the Combat district has a dark past. Place du Combat, now known as Place du Colonel-Fabien, has indeed been the theatre of many massacres. It mainly includes the infamous Gibbet of Montfaucon, where the corpses of the sentenced to death piled up. This square was also the place where animals unsuitable for consumption used to be slaughtered and skinned.

Another historical fact which made the name of this neighborhood consists in the bloody animal fights organised at the time in wooden arenas. From 1778 to 1833, dogs, bulls, bears, wild boars and many other animals were forced to fight to death.

The name change of Place du Combat is also linked to a sad event that occurred in 1945: that year, a German bomb killed the resistance fighter Colonel Fabien and his troop, who were trying to defuse it.


Cultural sites

  • Church of Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption des Buttes-Chaumont: located near Les Buttes-Chaumont, this parish church has about 600 places.
  • Saint-Georges de la Villette Church: built in memory of the Archbishop of Paris, Georges Darboy, who was shot during the Paris Commune, the construction of this church began in 1873.


Local landmarks

  • The headquarters of the French Communist Party: Starting in 1965, the construction of this building was completed in 1971. The Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, the builder of this historical monument, wanted to create a contemporary architecture, simple and without luxurious finishes. The headquarters is located on Place du Colonel-Fabien, whose name is a tribute to this communist resistance fighter. Coincidence or not, the party and the square have the same initials, namely PCF.
  • École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville (National School of Architecture of Paris-Belleville)



  • Parc des Buttes-Chaumont: in 1860, year of the annexation of the district, Napoleon III had the idea to transform this former gypsum quarry into a park. It was only seven years later that this park was inaugurated. Today it is one of the largest in the capital, with 25 hectares of green space. It is also one of the most original: within the park itself there is an island with a surface area of approximately 6,700 m² called Île du Belvédère.



  • Alouettes Nursery School: 5, rue des Alouettes, 75019 Paris.
    Access via metro lines 7bis (Buttes Chaumont) and 11 (Pyrenees) and bus line 26 (Botzaris – Buttes Chaumont).
  • La Villette Primary School: 61-65, rue de la Villette, 75019 Paris.
    Access via metro lines 7bis (Botzaris) and 11 (Jourdain).
  • Henri Bergson Secondary School: 27, rue Edouard Pailleron, 75019 Paris.
    Access via metro lines 2 and 5 (Jaurès), 7 (Stalingrad) and 7bis (Bolivar).


Nearby transportation

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