Ecole Militaire, Paris

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    The Military School

    by kris-t Written Jan 16, 2011

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    The Military School, Paris

    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).

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    by MM212 Updated Nov 16, 2007

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    ��cole Militaire, seen under Tour Eiffel, Nov 2007

    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.

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    by Sharrie Updated Jun 8, 2003

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    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.

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    L'ecole Militaire

    by joecooper Written Aug 25, 2002

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    L'ecole Militaire
    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!!

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