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Ecole Militaire

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Address: 1 Place Joffre, 75007 Paris, France
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Great Old School

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... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
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Seneca, South Carolina
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

A must if your a military buff. Great grounds to walk around, interesting displays, Cannon etc. Nice gardens, cafe .

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Seneca, South Carolina
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

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 Tower.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This was an interesting complex of buildings, including a central area of grounds. There is quite a bit of scaffolding and renovation work being done on the central entrance, and it was interesting to see buildings for Cavalry and Artillery schools. There is also a decent view of the Eiffel Tower from this site.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Located a walk away from the Eiffel Tower, the military academy still breathes the atmosphere of Napoleon's military campaigns, with iconic entrance gates for cavalry and artillery. The current military occupying the site didn't look to keen on guests, so didn't try to get inside.

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Waterloo, Belgium
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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I was honored to get to attend a conference here host by the French Air Force. The building are fantastic and full of history, with an amazing view across the Champs du Mars to the Eiffel. Even for those who cannot get inside, it is worth seeing as you walk past it and on toward other nearby French sights

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Reviewed 11 April 2016

The building and grounds go back forever, much of the history goes to Napoleon and further. It is quite the labyrinth of grounds and buildings, you can tour it with just a passport, but without a guide or some knowledge of the grounds, it can be confusing, if you have the opportunity, it is worth the time for a quick... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2016

The Ecole Militaire is a huge complex of buildings located opposite the Eiffel Tower, at the other end of the Champ de Mars. The most famous graduate of this military school was Napoleon Bonaparte himself. The architecture of this historic building is truly impressive. Its front facade is beautifully decorated with Corinthian columns and majestic statues. I especially like the... More 

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Reviewed 27 March 2016

Depending on where you are staying in Paris, I would take a walk around the Ecole Militaire (Military School) while in the area for the Eiffel Tower. The building is set prominently at the southeastern end of Champ de Mars, giving military students one of the most amazing views of the Eiffel during drills. It is now used for war... More 

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Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

The building itself is amazing but the history it holds is incredible! It takes time to see everything and pause to appreciate it but it is very worth it.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Passed by this beautiful place while visiting the city and was amazing by all the history and ornaments.

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With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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