Ecole Polytechnique

PALAISEAU-FRANCE-01/11/1985.The Ecole Polytechnique was founded in 1794, originally to train military engineers. Although still affiliated with the Defense Ministry, its role has gradually changed over the years: present-day ‟Polytechniciens‟ become researchers, top-ranking Civil Servants, highly qualified engineers, and company directors. It is one of the most prestigious of all French institutions of higher learning.(photo by Patrick Aventurier)