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Paris Military School, Paris

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Historic Site Landmark
Paris Military School is a vast complex of buildings housing various military training facilities founded by Louis XV in 1750 to create an academic college for cadet officers from poor families. Not only can you appreciate the historical significance of this site, which produced countless great military leaders, but the statuesque, sprawling architecture is quite impressive as well.

As you explore this site, keep in mind that Napolean Bonaparte walked the same hallways, as he was accepted in 1784 and completed the two-year program in one year. Add Paris Military School to your Paris travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Paris holiday planner.
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Each of the city’s 20 arrondissements, or districts, has a personality all its own. If you prefer high-end accommodations and to be in the middle of the action, look for lodging in the 1st through the 4th arrondissements. For more affordable lodging and access to major metro lines, try the 12th. The Oberkampf area of the 11th arrondissement has an edgier, more hip vibe. For easy access to tourist sites,  the 16th is within a stone’s throw of the Arc de Triomph and the Eiffel Tower, and the 17th is within walking distance to the Champs-Elysées. Avoid the 18th, 19th, and 20th, because these can be dangerous, especially if you’re not familiar with the city.
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  • Napoleon's tomb is directly below the dome. It's a beautiful building! After going thru security you purchase your tickets in the building to the left of the domed building. This is the museum. We jus...  more »
  • A must if your a military buff. Great grounds to walk around, interesting displays, Cannon etc. Nice gardens, cafe .  more »
  • This is an impressive building with an interesting past. It was set up to train young men to be soldiers. Napoleon was a student in this school. It is located down the green way down from the Eiffel T...  more »
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  • Get a view from outside... At night it looks really good with little lights
  • One of my favorites in Paris. Impressive architecture. History, art, culture, and symbol...
  • We walked from the tower down the park to the Ecole Militaire. It is an amazing building and you should walk to the back of it to see the whole building. The back is more impressive than the front. Not a big miss if you don't see it, but once your at the Eiffell tower you might as well take the 15 minute walk.
  • Nice place
  • The Ecole Militaire is one of the national landmarks. It is a beautiful building and just walking around it, taking photos, is a majestic experience.