The Info List - École Militaire

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The ÉCOLE MILITAIRE (French pronunciation: ​ , _Military School_) is a vast complex of buildings housing various military training facilities located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris
, France
, southeast of the Champ de Mars
Champ de Mars


It was founded in 1750, after the War of the Austrian Succession , by Louis XV on the basis of a proposal of Marshal Maurice de Saxe
Maurice de Saxe
and with the support of Madame de Pompadour and the financier Joseph Paris Duverney , with the aim of creating an academic college for cadet officers from poor noble families. It was designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel , and construction began in 1752 on the grounds of the farm of Grenelle , but the school did not open until 1760. The _Comte de Saint-Germain _ reorganised it in 1777 under the name of the École _des Cadets-gentilshommes_ (School of Young Gentlemen), which accepted the young Napoleon Bonaparte in 1784. He graduated from this school in only one year instead of two.

It now hosts:

* The _École de guerre_ (War School), and * The _ Institut des hautes études de défense nationale _ (IHEDN) (Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defense)

The vast complex formed by the École militaire.


École Militaire