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École Militaire - The Military School
Paris' École Militaire was founded in 1750 as a college for developing military officers. Napoleon Bonaparte graduated from the school in 1785, after only one year of schooling, rather than the standard two years.
The École Militaire complex also hosts France's École de Guerre, basically a Military Staff College, for higher education of military officers.
The Military School
The Military School (or Military Academy) is a vast complex of buildings (built by Ange-Jacques Gabriel, 1750–68) housing various military training facilities located southeast of the Champ de Mars.
The Military School itself was founded by Louis XV in 1750 with the aim of creating an academic college for cadet officers from poor families.
September 28, 1785 Napoleon Bonaparte graduates from the military academy in Paris (42nd in a class of 51).
- Historical Travel
Founded by Louis XV in 1750, l'École Militaire occupies a strategic location facing Champs de Mars and the Eiffel Tower. This military academy was built with the purpose of turning poor men into army officers and graduated many historic characters, the most famous of whom is Napoléon Bonaparte. L'École Militaire continues to be a military educational establishment to this day.
- Historical Travel
ECOLE MILITAIRE was commissioned by Louise XV's mistress Madame de Pompadour to honor the king. The military school's most famous pupil was Nopoleon Bonaparte. Today, the interior of the military academy can only be visited with permission from the military authorities.
- Business Travel
Set at the top end of the Parc du Champ de Mars, overlooking Place Joffre and of course the tremendous Tour Eiffel, L'ecole Militaire is a prestigious place where young military recruits receive their training. The French are very proud of their military might and the grandness and location of the school reflects this. Whilst the building itself is worth a look, it is of course over-shadowed by La Tour Eiffel and Place Joffre is a great place to start a relaxing stroll down to La Tour through the Parc du Champs de Mars. You need to get relaxed before you start the stressful tower queue!!
At one end of Champs de Mars opposite the Eiffel Tower. When Napoleon matriculated here, his prescient instructor wrote, "Will go far, if circumstances permit".
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