We have a Place de l’école militaire in Paris!

Oh yes we have Fall here already with mild temps and cooler nights, some rain even today, light, and the season is getting white in spirit at least. No snow here in years in my neck of the woods , the Morbihan Breton.

I like to tell you a bit more on the military school of Paris, yes I agree, it doesn’t sound the same in English, the French gives it a cache to it, école militaire de Paris! One of my favorite hangout places in Paris indeed.  For the memories ,right by Ave Bosquet there is a resto Séptime Vin, I brought some friends from an old travel forum once there for a get together of many nations! And of course, one of my favorites too. Also, another of my favorite spots here is the La Terrasse du 7ème with nice views over the square! Great on my eternal Paris!

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Now let me tell you  a bit more on this school and square place de l’école Militaire. Actually , written on the school before so briefly, will concentrate here on my tour of streets of Paris with the square ok

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The Place de l’école-Militaire is a square in the 7éme arrondissement. It lies on the northeast section of the école Militaire. There are six avenues eminating from it such as Avenue de La Bourdonnais in the north; Avenue Bosquet in the northeast; Avenue de La Motte-Picquet in the east; Avenue Tourville in the South east; Avenue Duquesne in the south; Place Joffre in the west. The neighborhood of the école-Militaire is the 27th of Paris in the 7éme arrondissement or district. The place de l’école Militaire is served by: Metro line 8, bus RATP lines 28 80 82 87 and 92, as well as a taxi stand. The 82 is a dandy for me from Montparnasse and see Paris above ground sublime! There is parking above ground at Place Joffre.

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Before its creation, in 1912, it was part of the Avenue Duquesne, between the avenues of La Motte-Picquet and Tourville, Avenue Tourville, between the avenues of La Motte-Picquet and Duquesne. On the here:east side, the square is served by several bars brasseries with large terraces, and in the east with the entrance of the vehicles of the école militaire. More info is given on the military school from the Paris tourist office:
Https://en.parisinfo.com/paris-museum-monument/71338/Ecole-Militaire

The école militaire was built between 1751 and 1768 in the plain of Grenelle during the reign of king Louis XV. The main entrance is the Avenue de la Motte Piquet, facing the Champ de Mars ; the Eiffel Tower at the other end. In 1787, the military school was closed and it was planned to transfer to the   Hôtel-Dieu which would never took place.
The buildings are abandoned and then looted in the French revolution. The building serves as a depot, and then barracks, especially for the Imperial Guard. After various assignments, it is enlarged, to acquire the aspect that is now known today. In 1878 the École supérieure de guerre (high School of War) was opened, and in 1911 the centre des hautes études militaries opened (Center for Advanced Military Studies).

Nearby a popular stop for my family  and meet friends at Rue de Grenelle is the wonderful market held there on Wednesdays and Sundays; and the wonderful fleas trinkets section on Sunday mornings. More here from the tourist office of Paris:  Https://en.parisinfo.com/shopping-paris/73878/Marche-Grenelle

The main thing of course is the école militaire and not much is written on the square that carries its name. However, take it from me , it is a very chic nice neighborhood where I visit several friends, and the area has the allures of upper class, not that Paris does not have enough of these.

However, there is a nice small square with a statue nearby, Place Joffre, on the side of Avenue de la Motte-Picquet. Joseph Jacques Cesaire Joffre, often known just as Jacques Joffre, was a French General during WWI.  He is most well known for regrouping the retreating allied armies in order to defeat the Germans at the strategically decisive First Battle of the Marne, which happened in 1914.  And with this triumph, plus other strategies that Joffre put in place, he gained further popularity and became referred to with a nickname of Papa Joffre. Joseph Joffre had been awarded the title of Marshal of France, and he was the first person to receive this title and rank under the Third Republic, even though he also received other honors including knighthood.

Another interesting square in this neighborhood or quartier is the Place de FontenoyUNESCO, formerly Place de Fontenoy .  This place near the military school bears the name of the Battle of Fontenoy won by the French in 1745 and UNESCO whose headquarters occupies most of it. Drawn up in 1770, the square is ceded by the state to the city  in 1838. In the same square, you see the Ministry of Social Affairs. At No. 3, the building, adjoining the former Ministry of posts (Avenue of Saxe), was built at the beginning of the 1930’s for the Ministry of the Merchant Navy. Following its restoration, it has been occupied since September 2016 by the National Commission of Informatics and Freedoms and the Defender of Rights. The military school occupies the entire west side of the square by Avenue de Lowendal.

And you have an idea of the neighborhood just my sublime Paris , eternal gorgeous and always wanting more. Enjoy it

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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