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|Lycée Edmond Perrier|
|6, avenue Henry de Bournazel|
Tulle , Limousin 19000
|Motto||Sint rupes virtutis iter|
|School district||Limoges academy|
|Average class size||35|
|Language||French, English, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian, Latin, Ancient Greek|
The Lycée Edmond Perrier (Edmond Perrier high school) is a general and technical secondary education institution, located in Tulle, Correze. It is dedicated to zoologist Edmond Perrier, born in Tulle in 1844. It was built by Anatole de Baudot, and has many similarities with the Lycée Lakanal, due to the same architect. His motto is "Sint rupes virtutis iter", identical to that of Tulle which means "The difficulties are the path of virtue".
Jean Octave Edmond Perrier was a French zoologist born in Tulle. He is known for his studies of invertebrates. He was the brother of zoologist Rémy Perrier (1861–1936).
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Joseph-Eugène-Anatole de Baudot was a French architect and a pioneer of reinforced-concrete construction. He was a prolific author, architect for diocesan buildings, architect for historical monuments, and a professor of architecture. He is known for the church of Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre in Paris, the first to be built using concrete reinforced with steel rods and wire mesh.
The Lycée Edmond Perrier succeeded to the college of Tulle, which dates from 1567. From 1620 the college was run by the Jesuits, then it was the turn of Theatine who manage it from 1764 until 1791.
A resolution of the City Council 2 April 1878 proposes the idea of transforming the college into high school. A decree of 20 March 1883, signed by the hand of President Jules Grévy create the High School of Tulle. Buildings are designed by the architect Anatole de Baudot and they were inaugurated on 1 October 1887. The buildings are made to provide comfort to students with large windows, high ceilings, heated rooms and an ideal living environment, which is revolutionary for its time.
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