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La Sorbonne, Paris

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Historic Site
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. Plan to see La Sorbonne and other attractions that appeal to you using our Paris trip itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Sorbonne district provides a good stroll and cheap student haunts, oozing an atmosphere of intellectual conversation in the background. Also littered with some quirky shops for shopping around.  more »
  • My wife and I loved walking through this area of Paris. I actually remarked to her how cool it was to hear the students just chattering away in French, not a care in the world on a beautiful spring da...  more »
  • History is here, the center of Paris' famous universities. I find this collection of buildings to be grand but not particularly beautiful. Security limits your access.  more »
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  • A very historical place
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