École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr

Local nameÉcole spéciale militaire (ancienne maison royale de Saint-Louis)
LocationFontenay-le-Fleury, France

The École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr is the foremost French military academy – often referred to as Saint-Cyr – located in Coëtquidan in Guer, Morbihan, Brittany, along with the École militaire interarmes. Its motto is "Ils s'instruisent pour vaincre", literally meaning "They study to vanquish" or "Training for victory". French cadet officers are called saint-cyriens or cyrards. French students who enter Saint-Cyr as cadets are about 21 years old, and undergo three years of training. All ESM cadets graduate with a master of arts or a master of science and are commissioned officers.The academy was founded in Fontainebleau in 1802 by Napoleon. It was moved in 1806 to the buildings of the former Maison Royale de Saint-Louis, in Saint-Cyr-l'École, west of Paris. During the Second World War, the cadets moved several times due to the German invasion. They eventually settled in 1945 in the Coetquidan military camp in Morbihan.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/École_spéciale_militaire_de_Saint-Cyr

Coordinates 48°48'0.899" N 2°3'57.738" E

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