Place:Saint-Cyr-l'École, Yvelines, France

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NameSaint-Cyr-l'École
Alt namesSaint Cyr-l'Écolesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Saint-Cyr-l'Ecolesource: Michel: Dictionnaire des Communes (1984); USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Saint-Cyr-l'Écolesource: WeRelate abbreviation
TypeCommune
Coordinates48.8°N 2.067°E
Located inYvelines, France
Also located inSeine-et-Oise, Île-de-France, France    
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Saint-Cyr-l'École is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is located from the center of Paris.

It used to host the training school for officers of the French army, the École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr (ESM), which was relocated to Coëtquidan in 1945. The old buildings of the ESM are now used by the lycée militaire de Saint-Cyr (military high school of Saint-Cyr).

Inhabitants are called Saint-Cyriens.

History

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King Louis XIV of France, at the request of Madame de Maintenon, founded Maison royale de Saint-Louis, an institute for young ladies, which later became a military hospital. Napoleon I founded the military academy for infantry and cavalry officers in 1808.

The tomb of Madame de Maintenon lies in the Chapel.

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