The Legion of Honour Schools are élite boarding schools in Saint-Denis and Camp des Loges in the forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Study there is restricted to daughters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughters of members of the order, the médaille militaire or the ordre national du Mérite .
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Feb 9, 2023 · Legion of Honour, officially National Order of the Legion of Honour, French Ordre National de la Légion d’honneur, premier order of the French republic, created by Napoleon Bonaparte, then first consul, on May 19, 1802, as a general military and civil order of merit conferred without regard to birth or religion provided that anyone admitted …
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It was established by Napoleon Bonaparte on 19 May 1802. The Order is the highest decoration in France and is divided into five degrees: Chevalier (Knight), Officier (Officer), Commandeur (Commander), Grand Officier (Grand Officer) and Grand Croix (Grand Cross).
- Excellent civil or military conduct, delivered, upon official investigation
- Honneur et patrie ("Honour and Motherland")
- French citizen
- Order of merit
– article 1: the 'Legion of Honour' is created as the enactment of article 87 of the constitution regarding rewards for military and civilian excellence, – article 2: the Legion is composed of a Grand Conseil and fifteen cohorts, – article 3: national property, to the value of 200.000 Francs in 'rentes', is assigned to each cohort,