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The Lycée Louis-le-Grand, in Paris, is one of the most famous lycées providing preparatory classes for the Grandes Écoles. (It is on the right side of the rue Saint-Jacques; on the left is the Sorbonne.)

Grandes écoles are specialised universities in France. Each grande école is specialised; it only teaches a very limited number of subjects. Unlike the other universities in France, the grandes écoles can pick the students they admit. These students have to follow special courses and tests before they are admitted. The grandes écoles award degrees that correspond to a master's degree; they do not award bachelor's degrees. There is no exhaustive list, but in general, there are the following types grandes écoles:

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