Lycée français de Pondichéry

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Lycée français de Pondicherry
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12 Rue Victor Simonel, Pondicherry, Puducherry,
Type Private
Established 1826
Grades Class 1 – 12
Number of students 1,400
Campus size 5 acres (20,000 m2)
Affiliation University of Rennes

The Lycée français de Pondichéry at Pondicherry in Puducherry, India, is one of the most important French high schools (lycée français) outside France and the second largest in Asia after that in Hong Kong.

The Lycée français de Pondichéry was established as the Collège Royal on 26 October 1826 by Eugène Panon, Comte Desbassayns de Richemont, then Governor-General of Pondichéry in French India, during the Bourbon Restoration.

Affiliated with the University of Rennes,[1] it is the oldest lycée outside France. Today it welcomes around 1,400 students from elementary school to baccalauréat level.

The French Institute of Pondicherry has hosted training sessions for teachers of the lycée.[2]


  1. ^ Department of Industries and Commerce staff. "French connections, Lycee français". (in English). "This institute is affiliated to the University of Rennes in France." 
  2. ^ Institut français de Pondichéry (IFP) Staff. "Training sessions for the teachers of the French Lycée of Pondicherry". (in English). 

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Coordinates: 11°55′50″N 79°49′57″E / 11.9305°N 79.8326°E / 11.9305; 79.8326