Lycée Champollion

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Lycée Champollion

The lycée Champollion or "Champo" is a French secondary school and higher education establishment in Grenoble, at 1 Cours La Fontaine, one block from the Place Victor Hugo. Its present director is M. Coppere.

The second oldest lycée in Grenoble (after the lycée Stendhal, where the linguist Jean-François Champollion was educated), the lycée Champollion is best known for the quality of its classes préparatoires, making it the traditional school for the elites of Dauphiné and Savoy.

History[edit]

The decision to build a second lycée in the town and to name it after the linguist Champollion was taken in 1880. Designs were commissioned from the architect Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer and the building was completed in October 1887.

Classes Préparatoires[edit]

In 2007, about 800 students were in classes préparatoires at the lycée Champollion.

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Coordinates: 45°11′13″N 5°43′31″E / 45.18694°N 5.72528°E / 45.18694; 5.72528