One of the series of signs describing historical places in Paris. The signs were placed starting in 1992 and are also called sucettes Starck (Starck’s Lollipops) after Philippe Starck who designed them.
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[An illustration of a ship, symbolizing the symbol of Paris] History of Paris Charlemagne high school
In 1580, Cardinal Charles de Bourbon offered the Jesuits the Hôtel de La Rochepot, which became their professed house, known as the convent of the Great Jesuits. They embellished it and gradually extended it to rue de Jouy, now Charlemagne. On August 6, 1762, the Parliament of Paris pronounced the expulsion of this order, and the house was attributed to the Génovéfains of the neighboring priory of Sainte-Catherine-du-Va-de-Ecoliers,
[Illustration of the place]
established on the other side of rue Saint-Antoine. On October 22, 1797, one of the three central schools of Paris was installed there; in October 1804 it became the Lycée Charlemagne.