The Lycée Carnot is a public secondary and higher education school located at 145 Boulevard Malesherbes in the 17th arrondissement, Paris, France. Recognized as one of the most prestigious high schools in France, it is also ranked as one of the best classe préparatoire aux écoles de commerce. Some of its former students have been among the most influential personalities in the country, including Jacques Chirac, the former French President, and Pascal Lamy, the former president of the World Trade Organisation since (2005-2013). Daft Punk musicians Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo met there in 1987. The poet Louis Aragon also attended Carnot.
The school has a long tradition of excellence, and has been regularly sending its graduates to the best schools in France and abroad: - Polytechnique - Centrale - HEC - ESSEC - Sciences Po Paris - EM Lyon - LSE - UCL - KCL - McGill University
- Bernard Buffet, Painter.
- Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, musicians and members of Daft Punk. The two met at the lycée.
- Maurice Bloch, anthropologist
- Jacques Chirac, former President of France
- Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher in the post-structural tradition, friend and colleague of Michel Foucault.
- Dimitri Kitsikis,Geopolitician,Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, Honorary President, The Dimitri Kitsikis Public Foundation.
- Guy Môquet, French Communist militant
- Pascal Lamy, the current president of the World Trade Organization since 2005.
- Joseph Rovan, French philosopher and politician
- Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former French finance minister and former (2007-2011) former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
Coordinates: 48°53′02″N 2°18′27″E / 48.88389°N 2.30750°E