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|location=[[Pyrenees]], [[France]], [[Europe]]<ref name="PM">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book4/chapter15/moment1/beauxbatons-academy-of-magic New from J.K. Rowling - "Beauxbatons"]</ref>
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|location=Near [[Wikipedia:Cannes|Cannes]] in southern [[France]]<ref name="location">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/1209-hpfgu-scruton.html Report on Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre reading]</ref>
 
 
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'''Beauxbatons Academy of Magic''' is a [[Wizarding schools|Wizarding school]] located in the [[Palace of Beauxbatons]] near the city of [[Cannes]] in southern [[France]].<ref name="location" /> Beauxbatons's current [[Headmaster|Headmistress]] is [[Olympe Maxime|Madame Olympe Maxime]]. The school Coat of Arms is two golden wands crossed over one another, each shooting three stars. The name provided here is presumably an Anglicised version of a French original.
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'''Beauxbatons Academy of Magic''' (French: ''l'académie de magie de Beauxbâtons'') is a [[Wizarding schools|wizarding school]] located in the [[Palace of Beauxbatons]] in the [[Pyrenees]]<ref name="PM"/> in southern [[France]]; the current [[Headmaster|Headmistress]] is [[Olympe Maxime|Madame Olympe Maxime]]. The school coat of arms is two golden wands crossed over one another, each shooting three stars. Beauxbatons accepts students from [[France]], [[Spain]], [[Portugal]], [[Luxembourg]], [[Belgium]] and the [[Netherlands]]<ref name="PM"/>; and students completed their O.W.L.-level examinations after six years of study instead of five.
   
==The School==
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==Castle and grounds==
Beauxbatons is similar to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. The Academy has existed for over seven hundred years. During the [[1994–1995 school year]], a delegation of senior Beauxbatons students and their Headmistress stayed near [[Hogwarts Castle]] in Scotland to participate in a new [[Triwizard Tournament]]. The group arrived in a pastel blue [[Beauxbatons carriage|coach]] pulled by twelve huge, winged horses. The carriage door was embossed with the golden coat of arms and opened to reveal golden steps. The horses also were golden-coloured, with red eyes, and fed on single-malt whiskey. The [[Keeper of Keys and Grounds|Gamekeeper]] [[Rubeus Hagrid]] took care of the winged horses. From [[October]] until the end of the school year, the entire delegation stayed on [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] grounds, sleeping and presumably studying inside the coach, and eating in the [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] [[Great Hall]]. The school champion was Fleur Delacour, who was unsuccessful in her challenge for the Triwizard Cup.[[File:Beauxbatons Academy Student 2.jpg|thumb|Beauxbatons Student]]
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[[File:Butterfly_conjuring_spell.gif|frame|left|Beauxbatons students arriving at Hogwarts in [[1994]]]]
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[[Beauxbatons Palace]] is a beautiful chateau surrounded by beautiful gardens and fountains [[magic]]ally created out of the surrounding mountains, and has stood for over seven hundred years<ref name="PM"/>. In the Dining Hall, [[wood nymph]]s serenade the students while they eat, and at [[Christmas]], the hall is adorned with great, glittering, non-melting ice sculptures.
   
==The Palace==
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==Traditions==
The Academy is a glittering palace, most probably newer and brighter than the Hogwarts castle. Both [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] and [[Durmstrang Institute|Durmstrang]] are in castles; however, [[Fleur Delacour]] described Beauxbatons as a palace. The food at Beauxbatons, at least according to Fleur, is delicious, but much lighter than the food served at Hogwarts. Students are serenaded while they dine by choirs of wood nymphs. At Christmas time the dining hall is adorned with great, non-melting ice sculptures. Beauxbatons is [[Unplottability|Unplottable]], so no Muggles or even wizards from rival schools can find it on a map, and then it is disguised so that no one can really see it unless they know to look for it.
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The students at Beauxbatons Academy have been taught to stand at attention from when their Headmistress enters the room until she seats herself, showing great respect for her.
   
Some have speculated that since bouillabaisse was served at the opening feast of the [[Triwizard Tournament]], and this fish soup is generally served in south-east France, Beauxbatons could be somewhere on the Mediterranean coast, perhaps near Marseille. Also, Hagrid tells Harry, Hermione and Ron that he pretended to go towards Beauxbatons to shake off followers (while going to find giants), then told Professor Umbridge that he had been in southern France.
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==Rivalry with other schools==
[[File:BeauxbatonsGirls.jpg|thumb|250px|left|Beauxbatons students arriving at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] in [[1994]].]]
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Typically, Beauxbatons Academy has enjoyed a very warm, cordial relation with [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], the exception being during the [[Triwizard Tournament]], where the two schools have  enjoyed a healthy rivalry; Beauxbatons has won the Tournament sixty-two times and Hogwarts has won sixty-three<ref name="PM"/>.
This would also explain why Beauxbatons students are so cold when they are at Hogwarts. Beauxbatons uniforms are made of light blue silk. Other indicators are perceived accents and the confirmed ethnicity of student [[Fleur Delacour]]. For example, Fleur says "ze" instead of "the" which is commonplace for French people speaking English. At the [[1994]] [[Quidditch World Cup]] final, Harry, Hermione and Ron encountered a group of Beauxbatons students who were speaking French.
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[[File:Beauxbatons 1.gif|thumb|202x202px|Beauxbaton's carriage]]
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In the last of these tournaments from [[1994-1995 school year|1994 to 1995]], the Tournament was successfully reinstated, and the group arrived in a pastel-blue [[Beauxbatons carriage|coach]] pulled by twelve [[Abraxan]] [[Winged horse| flying horses]] which fed only on single-malt [[whisky]]. Their relation with Hogwarts in this tournament was strained slightly due to [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort's]] [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|servant]] placing [[Harry Potter]]'s name in the [[Goblet of Fire]] giving Hogwarts a second champion.
   
Beauxbatons students stand at attention from when their Headmistress enters the room until she seats herself. They also seem to care more about their studies and their school's reputation than Hogwarts.
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==Alumni==
[[File:Beauxbaton.jpeg|thumb|Beaxbatons students at Hogwarts in 1994.]]
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[[File:Tumblr_ltkwf2tDbq1qhvzv1o3_250.gif|frame|Fleur and her classmates]]
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*[[Fleur Delacour]]
According to [[Fleur Delacour]], Beauxbatons students take their exams (presumably comparable to O.W.L.s at Hogwarts) after six years of study instead of five.
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*[[Gabrielle Delacour]]
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*[[Luc Millefeuille]]<ref name="PM"/>
==Known students==
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*[[Nicolas Flamel]]<ref name="PM"/>
[[File:Beauxbatonsleur44.jpg|thumb|Fleur and her classmates]]
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*[[Olympe Maxime]]<ref name="PM"/>
*[[Fleur Delacour]] - [[Triwizard Champion]] of Beauxbatons during the [[Triwizard Tournament]] in [[1994]].
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*[[Perenelle Flamel]]<ref name="PM"/>
*[[Gabrielle Delacour]] - [[Fleur Delacour]]'s younger sister.
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*[[Vincent Duc de Trefle-Picques]]<ref name="PM"/>
*[[Headteacher of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic during 1792|Unidentified Headteacher of Beauxbatons]] - attended [[Triwizard Tournament]] of [[1792]]
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*[[Unidentified Beauxbatons students|Various students]]
*[[Olympe Maxime]] - [[Headmaster|Headmistress]] of Beauxbatons
 
*[[Unidentified Beauxbatons students|Various other students]]
 
 
*[[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] Witch<ref>Mentioned in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)]]''</ref>
 
*[[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] Witch<ref>Mentioned in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)]]''</ref>
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*[[Headteacher of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic during 1792]]
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
[[File:Beauxbatons.jpg|250px|thumb|right|Beauxbatons student clapping for their school champion, [[Fleur Delacour]]]]
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Beauxbatons was likely devised from the French "beaux bâtons," literally translated as "beautiful sticks"; however in French the word "bâton" is also used to mean "wand."
 
Beauxbatons was likely devised from the French "beaux bâtons," literally translated as "beautiful sticks"; however in French the word "bâton" is also used to mean "wand."
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:Leaving.png|left|thumb|The Beauxbatons carriage soaring away from [[Hogwarts Castle]] alongside Durmstrang's ship.]]
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[[File:BeauxbatonsCrest.png|thumb|left|Beauxbatons Coat of Arms]]
*Only three residents of Beauxbatons have been named, and coincidentally, all three are some form of [[Half-breed]].
 
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Beauxbatons appears to be an all-girl school. However, the book makes scattered references to male Beauxbatons students.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Beauxbatons appears to be an all-girl school. However, the book makes scattered references to male Beauxbatons students.
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Beauxbatons is pronounced wrong. Dumbledore says boh-BAT-tons. This appears to be an error of pronunciation on Dumbledore's behalf, seeing as the French students pronounce it correctly. In the UK audiobook edition of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', the pronunciation sounds even more French, as Stephen Fry does not pronounce the S at the end of the word.
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Beauxbatons is pronounced wrong. Dumbledore says boh-BAT-tons. This appears to be an error of pronunciation on Dumbledore's behalf, seeing as the French students pronounce it correctly. In the UK audiobook edition of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', the pronunciation sounds even more French, as Stephen Fry does not pronounce the S at the end of the word. ''[[Pottermore]]'' confirms Fry's pronouncation, styling it as Bo - batton.
*In the movie, the Beauxbatons Coat of Arms is a shield surrounded by golden lines whereas in the book it is two crossed wands emitting three stars each. However, these wands can be seen at the top of the film-version Coat of Arms.
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*In the movie, the Beauxbatons Coat of Arms is a shield surrounded by golden lines with two gold wands on the top; in the book it is two crossed wands emitting three stars each in the middle.
*In the film adaptation of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' it is said that [[Gabrielle Delacour]] is already a Beauxbatons student, but in the book of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows|Deathly Hallows]]'', it is said Gabrielle is eleven, so she would be starting the year to come. It is also possible, though, that Beauxbatons starts earlier than Hogwarts, since it is an individual school with many differences when compared to Hogwarts.
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*In the film adaptation of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' it is said that [[Gabrielle Delacour]] is already a Beauxbatons student, but in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows|HPDH (book)]]'', it is said Gabrielle is eleven, so she would be starting the year to come. It is also possible, though, that Beauxbatons starts earlier than Hogwarts, since it is an individual school with many differences when compared to Hogwarts.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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[[File:Beauxbaton.jpeg|thumb|223px|Beauxbatons students at Hogwarts in 1994]]
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book]]'' {{Mention}}
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
   
 
==See also==
 
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Beauxbatons Crest
Beauxbatons Academy of Magic
School information
Location

Pyrenees, France, Europe[1]

Headmaster

Olympe Maxime

Beauxbatons Academy of Magic (French: l'académie de magie de Beauxbâtons) is a wizarding school located in the Palace of Beauxbatons in the Pyrenees[1] in southern France; the current Headmistress is Madame Olympe Maxime. The school coat of arms is two golden wands crossed over one another, each shooting three stars. Beauxbatons accepts students from France, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands[1]; and students completed their O.W.L.-level examinations after six years of study instead of five.

Castle and groundsEdit

Butterfly conjuring spell

Beauxbatons students arriving at Hogwarts in 1994

Beauxbatons Palace is a beautiful chateau surrounded by beautiful gardens and fountains magically created out of the surrounding mountains, and has stood for over seven hundred years[1]. In the Dining Hall, wood nymphs serenade the students while they eat, and at Christmas, the hall is adorned with great, glittering, non-melting ice sculptures.

TraditionsEdit

The students at Beauxbatons Academy have been taught to stand at attention from when their Headmistress enters the room until she seats herself, showing great respect for her.

Rivalry with other schoolsEdit

Typically, Beauxbatons Academy has enjoyed a very warm, cordial relation with Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the exception being during the Triwizard Tournament, where the two schools have  enjoyed a healthy rivalry; Beauxbatons has won the Tournament sixty-two times and Hogwarts has won sixty-three[1].

Beauxbatons 1

Beauxbaton's carriage

In the last of these tournaments from 1994 to 1995, the Tournament was successfully reinstated, and the group arrived in a pastel-blue coach pulled by twelve Abraxan flying horses which fed only on single-malt whisky. Their relation with Hogwarts in this tournament was strained slightly due to Lord Voldemort's servant placing Harry Potter's name in the Goblet of Fire giving Hogwarts a second champion.

AlumniEdit

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Fleur and her classmates

EtymologyEdit

Beauxbatons was likely devised from the French "beaux bâtons," literally translated as "beautiful sticks"; however in French the word "bâton" is also used to mean "wand."

Behind the scenesEdit

BeauxbatonsCrest

Beauxbatons Coat of Arms

  • In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Beauxbatons appears to be an all-girl school. However, the book makes scattered references to male Beauxbatons students.
  • In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Beauxbatons is pronounced wrong. Dumbledore says boh-BAT-tons. This appears to be an error of pronunciation on Dumbledore's behalf, seeing as the French students pronounce it correctly. In the UK audiobook edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the pronunciation sounds even more French, as Stephen Fry does not pronounce the S at the end of the word. Pottermore confirms Fry's pronouncation, styling it as Bo - batton.
  • In the movie, the Beauxbatons Coat of Arms is a shield surrounded by golden lines with two gold wands on the top; in the book it is two crossed wands emitting three stars each in the middle.
  • In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire it is said that Gabrielle Delacour is already a Beauxbatons student, but in HPDH (book), it is said Gabrielle is eleven, so she would be starting the year to come. It is also possible, though, that Beauxbatons starts earlier than Hogwarts, since it is an individual school with many differences when compared to Hogwarts.

AppearancesEdit

Beauxbaton

Beauxbatons students at Hogwarts in 1994

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Wizarding Education
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Schools: Beauxbatons Academy of Magic · Brazilian wizarding school · Durmstrang Institute · Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry · Koldovstoretz · Mahoutokoro School of Magic · Salem Witches' Institute (possibly) · Uagadou School of Magic
Specialised schools: Academy of Broom Flying · Charm School · Euro-Glyph School of Extraordinary Languages · Merge School of Under-Water Spellage · Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts
Examinations: First year exams · Second year exams · Third year exams · Fourth year exams · Ordinary Wizarding Level · Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test
Core classes: Astronomy · Charms · Defence Against the Dark Arts · Herbology · History of Magic · Potions · Transfiguration
Elective classes: Alchemy · Arithmancy · Care of Magical Creatures · Divination · Muggle Studies · Study of Ancient Runes
Extra-curricular classes: Apparition · Advanced Arithmancy Studies · Ancient Studies · Art · Flying · Frog Choir · Ghoul Studies · Hogwarts orchestra · Magical Theory · Muggle Art · Muggle Music · Music · Xylomancy


The Triwizard Tournament
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Objects & Locations: Goblet of FireCasketGolden eggHedge MazeTriwizard Cup
Schools: Beauxbatons Academy of MagicDurmstrang InstituteHogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
1994-1995 Triwizard Champions: Fleur DelacourViktor KrumCedric DiggoryHarry Potter

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