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.

APESA is ONLY for parents of children currently attending the school or those offered a place following the test results in June.



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 & have access to the Website.

For the Summer Reading List - 6ème - 2nd, see FAQS 'Do Students in the International have lots of homework'.

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. Members of the English section Parent Association (APESA) are on hand to give out information as well as answer your questions. The Open Day concludes with the English section teachers holding an information meeting about the section/entry tests/level required.

Applying for a place in the English section

Please read the FAQs before applying for the International English section at Balzac. Inscriptions for the International sections open the 15th January - 25 March 2024 via the online rectorate platform, see Lycee Balzac homepage for further info and link to platform.










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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