Beauxbatons Academy of Magic was a wizarding school located in the Pyrenees mountains, with French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Luxembourgian and Belgian students being some of the most common nationalities who studied there. The school was set in a beautiful chateau surrounded by formal landscaped gardens. Beauxbatons was one of the three schools that traditionally took part in the Triwizard Tournament and travelled to the host school in enormous enchanted carriages, each pulled by a dozen winged horses. At the time, Madame Maxime was the headmistress of the school, with Fleur Delacour being chosen as the school's Champion. Fleur was keen to tell people how much better her school was over Hogwarts, boasting about ice sculptures that did not melt, and wood nymphs that would serenade the students.