Beauxbatons Academy of Magic
The Beauxbatons Academy of Magic is the French wizarding school, which accepts students from France and the surrounding areas of Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Belgium. The school is located in the Pyrenees mountains of southern France.
Beaux·ba·tons A·cad·e·my of Ma·gic
/bō ‘bəˈtäns əˈkadəmē ‘əv ˈmajik/
Beauxbatons Academy of Magic History
The founding date of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic is a matter of debate, but the general consensus puts the date around 1290 or slightly before. One of the most prominent members to attend Beauxbatons is Nicolas Flamel, the famous alchemist known for discovering the Philosopher’s Stone. The Palace of Beauxbaton is a marvelous chateau, surrounded by gardens and fountains, created using magic out of the surrounding mountains. Wood Nymphs serenade students in the Dining Chamber while they eat, and at Christmas, the hall is decorated with non-melting ice sculptures. The school is well funded, which in part comes from the aluminus Nicolas and Perenelle Flamel, the fountain in the middle of the school’s park is thought to have healing and beautification properties, is named for the Flamels. When travelling, students and staff are transported using the carriages of Beauxbatons. The carriages are pulled by a dozen Abraxon, which is technically a breach of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy. Education at Beauxbatons is of a similar merit to that of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, though students take their Ordinary Wizarding Levels in their sixth year, rather than their fifth like their counterparts at Hogwarts.
Beauxbatons Academy of Magic Etymology
The French “beaux bâtons” translates literally to “beautiful sticks.” “Bâton” may be a reference to wands, but the more common word for wand is “baguette,” “bâton” is most likely translated to “staff.”