École Normale Supérieure (rue d’Ulm)
The inscription is visible from the street: “Decree of the Convention, 9 Brumaire, Year III”: if Ecole normale supérieure did not move to the rue d’Ulm until 1808, it was founded during the Revolution, on October 30, 1794, under the name Ecole normale or Ecole normale de l’an III. Its goal was to provide a superior education to the best teachers in the Republic. For some, after 4 years of revolution, the people had only too clearly showed their inability to behave rationally: the new regime could only establish itself through a government that included the best and brightest, who would make the right decisions based on their knowledge. Therefore, it was necessary to educate an elite capable of governing the country.
45 rue d'Ulm