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La Sorbonne, Paris

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La Sorbonne reopenedin 2014 after three years of renovation work on this historical medieval building in the Latin Quarter, home of the former University of Paris. The library is famous for its collection of more than 2 million works. Today the site houses several higher education and research institutions such as Paris-Sorbonne University. The only remnant of the old 1253 college is the traces of the chapel visible in the courtyard. Amphitheaters, test rooms, labs, and will keep you busy while you admire the building's 17th-century architecture. For La Sorbonne and beyond, use our Paris travel route site to get the most from your Paris vacation.
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  • It may be impossible to gain entry due to security, that is if you don't have a university ID. But still the old school buildings are bold and noble and the entire quarter is worth exploring for book ...  more »
  • Hardly anyone has heard of the Sorbonne, few people more has a chance to see her inside. Of a certain age to visit the venerable universities too little motivation to seek its index. No student is hard to get. Well, in this day and age you can understand. Too bad.
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  • The building has old and beautiful architecture. Unfortunately I didn't manage to get in because only students were allowed. I was quite disapointed to see all the dust and garbage surrounding this hi...  more »
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  • Amazing place for meeting with friends. Near many cafe and fountain.
  • Atypical place. Views and preferred since the roofs of Paris. Visit optical workshops, roughing and polishing. Possibility to use the telescope beneath the dome. Booking essential (Group of 6 people)
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  • It is built in the 17th century under the leadership of Colbert. This Parisian Observatory is the point through which passes the meridian of Paris (of Greenwich) is also a small Museum of old measuring instruments. Discover.
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  • I had the chance to visit the Observatory of the sorbonne with a guide (telephone booking). I have seen the Moon and Jupiter and we had a 360 ° view over Paris. Amazing experience thanks to the passionate and exciting guide!
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