Ecole Militaire

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Lindele, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    today 270 years ago this Military Academy was initiated by Madame Pompadour.
    This is the oldest Academy of its kind world wide I believe.
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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  3. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member


    St Cyr is now located at Coetquidan, south west of Rennes having been transferred from Paris after the war ended. A result of Napoleon's "investment" into France's military power in the early 19th century.

    It is within a large military camp complex and has a museum which can be visited by the general public. Many years ago I had a very good look round the general military area as best as restrictions would allow.

    TD.... I was thinking about you in making up this post concurrently with yours and thought that you would have also visited St Cyr.
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  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    St Cyr was about 30 - 40 mins drive from where I used to live, just off the N24 the main 'middle road' through Brittany. Its a lovely place to visit, and just south of Paimpont which was where De Gaulle was born and brought up or at least he lived there for sometime and his wife was evacuated from there via the north coast across to UK in 1940

    I can recommend a wonderful restaurant in Paimpont


    Only open I think between April and end Sept - they cook steaks and other meat on an outdoor barbeque - the best steak I have eaten in France, and be careful their desserts are massive

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  5. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    The Ecole Militaire is the French Staff College on the Champs de Mars in Paris.

    St Cyr is the training school for commissioning officers.

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