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View of the Ecole Militaire from the top of the Eiffel Tower ~ Paris ~ France

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The École Militaire 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.

It was founded by Louis XV in 1750 on the basis of a proposal of the financier Joseph Paris Duverney with the support of Madame de Pompadour, with the aim of creating an academic college for cadet officers from poor 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).

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  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimage12 months ago

    The École Militaire 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.

    It was founded by Louis XV in 1750 on the basis of a proposal of the financier Joseph Paris Duverney with the support of Madame de Pompadour, with the aim of creating an academic college for cadet officers from poor 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).

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castro12 months ago

    great capture!

  • thank you heloisa !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarke12 months ago

    How beautiful. A wonderful capture.

  • thank you bunny !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jackson12 months ago

    I do like the angle looking down and grounds behind this wonderful building, well done :o)x

  • thank you josie – again !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep12 months ago

    Very excellent work!

  • thank you so much !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesen12 months ago

    WOW! This is GORGEOUS, Francis! Wonderful detail…I can even see the tiny people!n Excellent!

  • thank you karen !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • Paul Pasco
    Paul Pasco12 months ago

    Really good, love the symmetrical composition..

  • thank you paul !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Betts11 months ago

    What a great building that is.

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