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Chapelle du lycée Hoche

Chapelle du lycée Hoche

What is now the Lycée Hoche was built as a girls' reformatory between 1767 and 1772 by the architect R. Mique (1728-94) at the request of queen Marie Leszczynska.

Its chapel is a gem of Neo-Classic art and has just undergone total restoration, which was completed in 2011. The school had over 500 pupils when the nuns were expelled in 1792.

Napoleon I turned it into a secondary school for boys and it became the Lycée Hoche in 1888.

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Historical Hoche high school Museeum

Mainly scientists, fine collections of the Museum of school Hoche consist of objects of natural sciences and natural sciences used for some in the eighteenth century. for the education of children of France. The others were gathered for high school students in the nineteenth century. and are as beautiful and interesting. The museum also presents on the occasion of exhibitions, documents relating to the history of the school.

Open Wednesday afternoons from 14:00 to 17:00 and the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at night from 19:00 to 22:00 (excluding school holidays).
Free admission.
Guided tours: contact the Tourist Office of Versailles ( tourisme@ot-versailles.fr