We celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for the Lycée Franco-Allemand in Buc on January 22, 2020 – on the day the Élysée Treaty was signed in 1963, which sealed the German-French friendship.
The Mayor of Buc, Mr. Jean-Marc Le Rudulier, the Director of the French Ministry of Education, Mr. Antoine Destrés, the President of the Regional Council of Ile-de-France, Ms. Valérie Pécresse, the President of the Department Yvelines, Mr. Pierre Bédier, the Head of the Prefect’s Cabinet, Thierry Laurent, the German ambassador, Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, the principal Lycée Franco-Allemand, Alain Houille, and the German principal Lycée Franco-Allemand, Michael Wirth, laid a symbolic cornerstone, a white Lego brick, to celebrate the start of construction.
Finally, the ceremonies continued in the Chateau de Buc. The importance of lerning languages for cultural understanding was emphasized and the impact on the German-French joints was affirmed.
The teaching at Lycée Franco-Allemand focuses on giving students an excellent command of languages, as well as scientific subjects. Additionally, the school places great emphasis on cultivating and practicing the binational cultural relationship.