History & Partners

From Paris to Angkor – a passion driven journey by bike.

Over 3 million pedal strokes
What a long way we have come since Paul Dubrule embarked on a passion driven journey from Paris in February 2002, cycling over 15,000 km to arrive in Siem Reap eight months later for the inauguration of his school in October. 
Since 2010, we have been commemorating Mr Dubrule’s remarkable journey each February with our “Tour de l’école” day, cycling all over Siem Reap town with our team, students and friends of the school. Together, we are determined to add many more pedal strokes towards the future of the school, with the ambition of contributing to many more milestones in the years ahead.
Milestones achieved
Inauguration of the School; 119 students enrolled.
New building with 5 classrooms and canteen. 
Inauguration of 400-seat auditorium le CLEA.
MoU signed with École Hôtelière de Lausanne; Launch of ASEAN Tourism Curriculum. 
Charter signed with the Association of Southeast Asian Social Enterprises for Training in Hospitality & Catering (ASSET-H&C); 300 students enrolled.
Partnership signed with École Hôtelière de Lausanne; Launch of Diploma in Hospitality Management, with the support of École Hôtelière de Lausanne and AccorHotels.


A big THANK YOU to all our friends, partners and supporters.

The success of the school and its students would not be possible without your ongoing support to help maintain Ecole Paul Dubrule as a sustainable project for now and in the future.

Local Authorities

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • Ministry of Labour & Vocational Training
  • Siem Reap City Hall

International Partners

  • AccorHotels
  • École Hôtelière de Lausanne
  • Minor Hotels
  • Institut Paul Bocuse
  • Elle et Vire
  • Diversey
  • Malongo | Blends

Hospitality | Tourism

  • 54 local and foreign prestigious hotels 
  • 40 travel agencies and tour operators
  • 8 Transport companies 
  • Siem Reap International Airport
  • Numerous fine-dining restaurants


  • Fondation Paul Dubrule 
  • Fondation Anber | Sipar
  • Agrisud | Sok Sabay
  • Artisans d’Angkor
  • Enfants du Mekong
  • Kids Development Society
  • and many more kind-hearted sponsors