Chavagnes International College is a boys’ Catholic boarding school in France, based on the English classical education tradition. Founded 1802, refounded 2002.

Chavagnes is committed to a broad education, alongside a flourishing programme of sport, arts and choral music. Echoing late medieval collegiate life, boys and teachers pray, eat, work and study together. We have a strong record of exam results and university entrance, including to Oxford, Cambridge and leading French, Spanish and American universities.

Chavagnes International College is located in the west of France, just south of Nantes and near the town of Montaigu. It has been successively the site of a Roman villa, a thirteenth century monastery, and then a junior seminary, founded in 1802, a few short years after the terrible massacres of Catholics throughout the Vendée region. 

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