Ensam Cluny

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Rue Porte de Paris, Cluny, France

Ensam Cluny Reviews

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A pilgrimage to the famous Engineers Institute in Cluny Jul 17, 2010
As a son and an ex son-in-law of two Gadzarts(nickname given to the students and alumni of the Ensam school),I did a pilgrimage in my father's school,the Ensam Cluny,Ecole Nationale des Arts et Métiers,one of the founding member of ParisTech(Paris Institute of Technology) housed in the Cluny Abbey's 18th century buildings.

In the most cases,students spent their 2 first years in one of the many campuses:Aix-en-Provence,Lille,Bordeaux,Cluny...before entering the Paris campus in the third year.

Since the beginning of the school founded in the 18th century,the Gadzarts perpetuate their own traditions based on the values of mutual aid and fraternity.Their folklore is still alive and may be found in their clothes(la biaude,a decorated lab coat traditionally grey and relatively plain for the first and second year students,white and more customized for those in the last year),their nickname(a bucque)given when they enter the school,their slang(a zag is their ceremonial navy blue uniform not a nod to their military past but a symbol of egality and fraternity!),their songs and legends.

Each student belongs to a family,is the "godfather" (Archi)of one of the student of the following class...
sign of the exposition "From monks…
different lab coats called biaudes…
zags,the navy blue uniform close t…
try to find the Paradise key!
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