The parents association for the Anglophone Section at the Collège/Lycée  Honoré de Balzac

Balzac now closed - see info below about dossiers for entrance tests


All parents in the international section share a common objective: enhance their children’s lives through sharing the language and culture of one or more sections available in the school either through being mother-tongue or having lived in the country.

Whilst the school provides a framework with formal teaching, family participation is key to bringing alive the benefits of this multi-cultural environment.

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Sending dossier for Entrance tests (now school closed due to Coronavirus outbreak)


Balzac, along with all other schools in France, is now closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. If you haven't as yet sent your blue dossier d'inscription for your child to sit the entrance tests then, if you have access to a scanner, the dossier can be sent to the Int. secretary at

3ème parents in the section at Balzac, whose children will also be sitting the entrance test for 2nd, have been told by the college deputy head (Mrs Mear) that anyone who has not, as yet, handed in/sent their dossier can do so once the confinement ends and school reopens.

Lycée Honoré de Balzac

The largest public school campus in Paris, Lycée Honoré de Balzac offers, in addition to the normal French curriculum, international sections open to students who speak fluently and write in one of the following languages: Spanish, German, English, Arabic, Portuguese or Italian. Within this dynamic, culturally enriching international environment, these students pass the French general baccalaureate, with an international mention (Option Internationale Baccalaureate).

Visiting the campus

Tours of the school and the grounds are organised once a year at our Open day. Sadly the Open day planned for Saturday 7th March 2020 was cancelled as a preventative measure for the Coronavirus.

Lycée-Collège International de Paris Honoré de Balzac
118 Boulevard Bessières
75017, Paris FR
Téléphone: 01 53 11 12 08 (Secretary for the International Section)
email :


The campus is easily accessible by public transit, including RATP Transit buses, and the ring road. Street parking is available at city rates. Click here for more public transit information.

Moyen de locomotion: Metro Lignes 13 et 14, RER Ligne C, Tramway Ligne 3
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