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NUMBER OF STUDENTS 1,818 students in 2009


LANGUAGE German, English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Ancient Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Russian, Vietnamese

WEBSITE www.louislegrand.org

Exterior of the Lycée
Louis-le-Grand, facing the rue St Jacques

The LYCéE LOUIS-LE-GRAND (French pronunciation: ​ ) is a prestigious secondary school located in Paris
. Founded in 1563 as the Collège de Clermont, it was renamed in King Louis XIV of France
Louis XIV of France
's honor after he extended his direct patronage to it in 1682. It offers both a sixth-form college curriculum (as a lycée or high school with 800 pupils), and a post-secondary-level curriculum (classes préparatoires with 900 students), preparing students for entrance to the elite Grandes Écoles for research, such as the École Normale Supérieure , for engineering, such as the École Polytechnique
École Polytechnique
, or for business, such as HEC Paris
. Students at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand are called magnoludoviciens.

Louis-le-Grand, founded in 1563, is located in the heart of the Quartier Latin , the traditional student district of Paris. The lycée is situated opposite the Sorbonne and adjacent to the Collège de France . Its southern side opens onto the place du Panthéon , which is the location of its historical rival, the Lycée
Henri-IV . These two lycées are home to the oldest preparatory classes in France, which are commonly viewed as the most selective in the country.

Because of this, Louis-le-Grand is considered to play an important role in the education of French elites. Many of its former pupils have become influential scientists, statesmen, diplomats, prelates, intellectuals and writers. "The Jesuit College of Paris", wrote Élie de Beaumont in 1862, "has for a long time been a state nursery, the most fertile in great men". Indeed, former students have included writers Molière
, Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo
and Charles Baudelaire
Charles Baudelaire
, revolutionaries Robespierre
, Saint-Just , Sade and Camille Desmoulins , as well as seven former presidents of the French Republic and countless other ministers and prime ministers, philosophers such as Voltaire
, Diderot
, Emile Durkheim , Jean-Paul Sartre and Jacques Derrida , scientists Évariste Galois , Henri Poincaré
Henri Poincaré
and Laurent Schwartz , and artists Eugène Delacroix
Eugène Delacroix
, Edgar Degas
Edgar Degas
and Georges Méliès . Renowned foreign students of the lycée include King Nicholas I of Montenegro , Léopold Sédar Senghor
Léopold Sédar Senghor
, and Saint Francis de Sales .

Admission to Louis-Le-Grand is very competitive; the strict selection process is based on academic grades, drawing from middle schools (for entry into high school) and high schools (for entry into the preparatory classes) throughout France. Its educational standards are highly rated and the working conditions are considered optimal due to its demanding recruitment of teachers. Louis-Le-Grand students generally achieve excellent results; topping national rankings for baccalauréat grades in high school and entry into the best grandes écoles in the preparatory classes.


* 1 Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
Section * 2 Notable alumni * 3 Courtyards * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links


In September 2008, LLG and the Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
Education Council launched the Advanced Math and Science Pilot Class. There is a class designed for girls (20 girls) and another for boys (20 boys). Classes will be taught by professors sent from France, exceptionally the classes are taught in English.

The students who make up the Advanced Math and Science Pilot Class graduate at the end of the 12th grade and are awarded with a certificate of academic recognition by LLG.The final cohort of the program graduated in 2017 marking the end of the LLG- Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi


Writers, philosophers and social scientists

* Alexandre Adler
Alexandre Adler
* Alain-Fournier * Auguste Angellier * Jean-Henri Azéma * Souleymane Bachir Diagne * Alain Badiou * Charles Barbier de Meynard * Maurice Bardèche * Charles Baudelaire
Charles Baudelaire
* Émile Beaussire * Joseph Bédier * Frédéric Beigbeder * Alain de Benoist * Lucien Bianco * Marc Bloch
Marc Bloch
* Robert Brasillach * Ferdinand Brunetière * Pierre Bourdieu * Paul Bourget
Paul Bourget
* Eugène Burnouf * Michel Butor
Michel Butor
* Laurent-Emmanuel Calvet * Aimé Césaire * Georges Chapouthier * Patrice Chéreau * Pierre-Robert de Cideville * René Clair * Paul Claudel
Paul Claudel
* Michel Cournot * Jean-Loup Dabadie * Léon Daudet
Léon Daudet
* Régis Debray
Régis Debray
* Jacques Derrida * Jérôme Deschamps * Denis Diderot
* Maurice Druon * Georges Dumézil
Georges Dumézil
* Émile Durkheim
Émile Durkheim
* Claude Esteban * Octave Feuillet * Maurice de Gandillac * Théophile Gautier * Georges Goyau * Jean Guéhenno * Paul Guth * Louis Hachette * Claude Hagège * Jean-Barthélemy Hauréau * Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo
* Joseph Kessel * Henri Laoust * Valery Larbaud * Lefranc de Pompignan * Bernard-Henri Lévy
Bernard-Henri Lévy
* Émile Littré
Émile Littré
* Jean-François Lyotard
Jean-François Lyotard
* Quentin Meillassoux * Robert Merle * Maurice Merleau-Ponty * Molière
* Charles Péguy
Charles Péguy
* Bertrand Poirot-Delpech * Cardinal de Retz * Claude Ribbe * Olivier Rolin * Jacqueline de Romilly * Romain Rolland
Romain Rolland
* Marquis de Sade
Marquis de Sade
* Philippe-Joseph Salazar * Jean de Santeul * Léopold Sédar Senghor
Léopold Sédar Senghor
* Jean-Paul Sartre * Pierre-Henri Simon * Joseph Vendryes * Jean Wahl * Voltaire

Artists and composers

* Pierre Bonnard * Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi * Edgar Degas
Edgar Degas
* Eugène Delacroix
Eugène Delacroix
* Théodore Géricault * Fabien Lévy * Georges Méliès * Jacques Rigaut * Lucien Simon


* Henri Becquerel * Jean Becquerel * Eugène Belgrand * Jean Bernard * Irénée-Jules Bienaymé * Alfred Binet
Alfred Binet
* Jean-Baptiste Biot
Jean-Baptiste Biot
* Jean Cavaillès
Jean Cavaillès
* Michel Chasles * Yves Colin de Verdière * Émile Desvaux * Olivier Faugeras * Évariste Galois * Eugène Goblet d\'Alviella * Jacques Hadamard * Félix d\'Hérelle * Charles Hermite * Laurent Lafforgue * Gabriel Lamé * Louis Leprince-Ringuet * Pierre-Louis Lions * Arthur Morin
Arthur Morin
* Paul Painlevé * Charles Pellat * Gilles Pisier * Henri Poincaré
Henri Poincaré
* Laurent Schwartz * Jean-Claude Sikorav * Cédric Villani * Étienne Wolff * Jean-Christophe Yoccoz

Statesmen and politicians

* Paul Biya
Paul Biya
, second President of Cameroon * Jacques Chirac
Jacques Chirac
, 22nd President of the French Republic
President of the French Republic
* Michel Debré , first Prime Minister of France
Prime Minister of France
* Božidar Đelić , Vice-President of Serbia
* Paul Deschanel , 11th President of the French Republic * Laurent Fabius
Laurent Fabius
, 9th Prime Minister of France * Valéry Giscard d\'Estaing , 20th President of the French Republic * Jean Jaurès
Jean Jaurès
, first president of the French Socialist Party
French Socialist Party
* Alain Juppé
Alain Juppé
, 15th Prime Minister of France * Pierre Mendès France , 126th President of the Council of Ministers of France * Pierre Messmer , 5th Prime Minister of France * Alexandre Millerand , 12th President of the French Republic * Milan I of Serbia
, King of Serbia
* Nicholas I of Montenegro , 1st King of Montenegro * François Joachim de Pierre de Bernis , French cardinal and statesman * Alain Poher , interim President of the French Republic * Raymond Poincaré , 10th President of the French Republic * Georges Pompidou
Georges Pompidou
, 19th President of the French Republic * Michel Rocard , 11th Prime Minister of France * Léopold Sédar Senghor
Léopold Sédar Senghor
, first President of Senegal
President of Senegal
* Maximilien de Robespierre
, French revolutionary * Louis Antoine de Saint-Just , French revolutionary * Camille Desmoulins
Camille Desmoulins
, French revolutionary * Božidar Đelić ,Serbian Minister of finance in the first post-Milošević government of Zoran Đinđić in 2001-03

Other personalities

* Philippe Jourdan * Donald Adamson * François Annat * Philippe Boisse
Philippe Boisse
* Thierry Breton * Arthur Chassériau * Henry Adrian Churchill * André Citroën * John Dubois * Thomas Elek * Gaston Juchet * Jacques Lusseyran * André Michelin * Cardinal de Retz * Claude Poullart des Places * Saint François de Sales * Louis Vallin * André Weinfeld

During World War II
World War II
, student Jacques Lusseyran founded the resistance group Volontaires de la Liberté . Sainte-Beuve refers to Louis-le-Grand as le collège des Jésuites à Paris.


There are several courtyards at the school:


Cour Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

Cour Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

Cour Molière

Cour d'Honneur


* Paris
portal * Schools portal

* Secondary education in France * Education in France


* ^ « Du lycée Montaigne à Louis-le-Grand », Sud-Ouest, May 8th, 2012. * ^ http://llgparis-abudhabi.org/images/PDF/Project_presentation.pdf * ^ Historique du lycée par Paul Deheuvels, proviseur de 1969 à 1991. Consulté le 30 mars 2008. * ^ A B Hochard, Cécile. "Journal des Volontaires de la Liberté: Le Tigre". Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation à Besançon . Retrieved 10 March 2014. * ^ Sainte-Beuve, "L'abbé de Bernis" (March 28, 1852), Causeries du lundi, tome 8 (Paris: Garnier Frères, n.d. ), p.3

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