Sunday, 27 March 2011

Ginette

This is the chapel of Lycée Sainte-Geneviève, a private high and prep school, affectionately known to the locals as 'Ginette'. Amongst the most famous alumni are Marshalls Lyautey, de Lattre de Tassigny, Philippe Leclerc de Hautecloque, better known simply as Marshall Leclerc, a number of businessmen like tyre tycoon Edouard Michelin, politicians, scientists, explorers such as Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza or Charles de Foucauld, actors and writers such as Philippe Sollers to name but a few.
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Voici la chapelle de "Ginette" ou le lycée Privé Sainte-Geneviève, l'une des meilleures prépas de France (et de Navarre) pour les grandes écoles où on frise les 100% de reçus au bac avec pas mal de mentions. Parmi les anciens élèves, on trouve du beau monde, les maréchaux Lyautey, de Lattre de Tassigny, Philippe Leclerc de Hautecloque dit Maréchal Leclerc, Edouard Michelin, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Charles de Foucauld, Philippe Sollers, Albert Ducrocq, Bernard Fresson pour n'en citer que quelques uns.

24 comments:

brattcat said...

I think even the dust between the stones must be very wise at such a school.

Doug Hickok said...

Wow, that's a very illustrious school! I love the way you framed it with the lines of the trees, and the soft light.

Magpie said...

If these walls could talk...wow. It's a gorgeous building.

Leif Hagen said...

Sounds like an important school for future power brokers in France! Can you sneak in for a few interior shots? (go undercover?)

Bob Crowe said...

Foucauld went there! Are the clocks accurate?

Alain Alexandre said...

Et pour cause , une ville ou il faut avoir des moyens tu ne pense pas. Ta photo est très bien prise.

Paulie said...

Alumni can be a good bragging tool when they become famous!

Thérèse said...

Pour ceux qui peuvent, pourquoi pas...

Jack said...

This school has an illustrious list of alumni. I didn't see your name.

Louis la Vache said...

Leclerc is certainly one of the true heroes of WWII.

Small City Scenes said...

Oops Relapse--catch ya later. MB

Thirtytwo degrees said...

I thought that Saint Genevieve is the patron saint of France...no wonder so many achieve fame!

Diane said...

I was convincing a friend to visit Versaille yesterday - I am now working for your tourist board too!. xx

Birdman said...

Yes, it seems a fabulous building, so gothic.

Woody said...

I always try to guess the blog subject from the title. I imagined 'Ginette' to be a friend or a pet, but never a school.

It has quite an elite list of alumni and I bet it contains equally amazing photographic subjects!

Sharon Creech said...

A stately school, such beautiful architecture.

Malyss said...

Et pourquoi "Ginette" , alors?...

greensborodailyphoto.com said...

A great Sunday photo! Gotta love a good lycée!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wish I had the brains to study there! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

VP said...

A lot of illustrious people there...

Kaori said...

That is quite a list! ;-D

Olivier said...

elle doit etre recherche cette ecole, faudrait que je regarde les resultats des ecoles d'Evry

Randy said...

Impressive. Nice architecture too.

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Lovely view through the trees, Ciel.

Sharon