3. Esplanades – École Militaire

Ecole Militaire, Paris

Champs-de-Mars & Ecole Militaire


After a lunch in the tower restaurant Jules Verne we walk through Champs-de-Mars.

The formal French garden in very big and so formal that policemen blow whistles every time someone steps outside the paths. This was initially the training and parade ground of the military school. It has repeatedly been the location of world fairs. The present appearance dates from 1908-1928.

École Militaire

At the far end of the garden we reach École Militaire.

Built in 1769-1772 with Neoclassic elements blending into the French style, as is evident from the Corinthian columns at the entrance. The school is best known for cadet Bonaparte who later became Napoleon.

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