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Grand Lycée Franco-Libanais

Le Grand Lycée Franco-Libanais a été créé par la Mission Laïque Française en 1909. Précédemment installé dans le quartier de Sodeco, il a traversé les différentes périodes de l’histoire du XXème siècle du Liban, celle de l’Empire Ottoman jusqu’en 1918, celle du Mandat Français jusqu’en 1943 et celle de la République Libanaise depuis.

Il emménage en 1960 à l’emplacement actuel dans les bâtiments conçus par l’architecte urbaniste français Ecochard.

La guerre qui commence en 1975 crée une situation très difficile sur le plan humain et matériel, du fait de la proximité de la ligne de démarcation. Le Lycée vit là sa période la plus grave, mais, grâce au courage de ses personnels et de ses parents d’élèves, il affirme sa continuité jusqu’à la sortie du conflit en 1990.

Cette épreuve aura eu (au moins) le mérite de prouver aussi l’attachement tenace de la France à la continuité de l’œuvre du Grand Lycée.

Actuellement, le Grand Lycée est pleinement rétabli dans son image morale et professionnelle. D’immenses travaux ont permis, par ailleurs, de réparer progressivement les destructions, de rénover les installations et même de procéder aux extensions nécessaires à ses ambitions de qualité. Cette renaissance du Grand Lycée n’est pas achevée et chaque année est l’occasion d’ouvrir les chantiers qui lui permettent de se projeter activement dans l’avenir du XXIème siècle.

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Charbel Zeinaty 2 Ratings
(2/5) By Charbel Zeinaty on a week ago

The priest contradicted what he was saying/preaching* on two occasions. It should be okay no? As if someone was listening anyways...

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Samira Lattouf 5 Ratings
(5/5) By Samira Lattouf on 3 months ago

Popular you can talk with everyone

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Elie Rached 5 Ratings
(5/5) By Elie Rached on 4 months ago

A big cathedral for maronite in the middle of Paris

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Avilash Bhowmick 4 Ratings
(4/5) By Avilash Bhowmick on a year ago

Nice place to find a mixture of both, Modern as well as heritage old taste. Restoration Work is going on now, hope to see it again soon.

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Best Review 5 Ratings
(5/5) By Best Review on 12 months ago

The cathedral's construction began in 1163 under Bishop Maurice de Sully and was largely complete by 1260, though it was modified frequently in the following centuries. In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered desecration during the French Revolution; much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. In the 19th century, the cathedral was the site of the coronation of Napoleon I and the funerals of many presidents of the French Republic. Popular interest in the cathedral blossomed soon after the 1831 publication of Victor Hugo's novel Notre-Dame de Paris (better known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). This led to a major restoration project between 1844 and 1864, supervised by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. The Allied liberation of Paris in 1944 was celebrated within Notre-Dame with the singing of the Magnificat. Beginning in 1963, the cathedral's façade was cleaned of centuries of soot and grime. Another cleaning and restoration project was carried out between 1991 and 2000.[7] The cathedral is one of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the French nation. As the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, Notre-Dame contains the cathedra of the archbishop of Paris (Michel Aupetit). In 1805, Notre-Dame was given the honorary status of a minor basilica. Approximately 12 million people visit Notre-Dame annually, making it the most visited monument in Paris.[8] The cathedral was renowned for its Lent sermons, founded by the Dominican Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire in the 1830s. In recent years, an increasing number have been given by leading public figures and state-employed academics