The parents association for the British Section at the Lycée-Collège international de Paris – Honoré de Balzac.

Join Apesa

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.

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


Lycée Honoré de Balzac

The largest state 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 and Italian. Within this dynamic, culturally enriching international environment, these students pass the French general baccalaureate, with an international option (Baccalauréat Français International - BFI, previously known as the OIB). Please read the FAQs before applying to the English section.

Visiting the campus

Tours of the school and the grounds are organised once a year at the school open day in March. Sadly, due to the Covid pandemic, we have not had an Open day since March 2019. Balzac/the English section organised an online meeting this year for parents/children on Saturday the 12th of March and members of the English section parent association (Apesa) attended the AAWE 'Which school is right for my child' event on Saturday the 26th March.

Applying for a place in the English section

Please read the FAQs before applying for the International English section at Balzac. Details about the rectorat online application site can be found in the last FAQ.

Starting in 6ème in Sept, join the whatsapp group (QR code) below

Do think about joining Apesa (25 euros, payment online by card only), see top of this page, to be added to the parent association egroup.

For the Summer Reading list 6ème-2nd see the FAQs 'Do students in the International section have lots of homework ?'


Lycée-Collège International de Paris Honoré de Balzac
118 Boulevard Bessières
75017, Paris FR
Telephone: 33 (0)1 53 11 12 08 (Secretary for the International Section)
email :


The campus is easily accessible by public transport (station Porte de Clichy) and is close to the Paris ring road.  Click here for more information.

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