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Bourget, Le

Bourget, Le, town (1990 pop. 11,728), Seine–Saint-Denis dept., N central France. A suburb of Paris, it is the site of Le Bourget airport, once Paris's main airport but now overshadowed by Charles-de-Gaulle. Charles Lindbergh landed at Le Bourget after his transatlantic flight of 1927. There is an aviation and space museum.

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