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Founded in 1253, this venerable university, one of the world's oldest, has a long and storied history of academic greatness.
Paris, France
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+33 1 40 46 22 11
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the world's first universities continues to this day and this is the collection of historic buildings from some of the origins. Important.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

La Sorbonne is one of the oldest universities in Europe originated in 1150. “Here and anywhere on Earth” is the motto of the famous University of Paris which has many colleges, many Nobel Prize laureates, and Honoré de Balzac among its alumni. Years ago we...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2018

Be sure to visit from the side of Place de la Sorbonne for the nice view of the building. The cafes around are overpriced. You can continue walking on the Boulevard St Michel then.

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Located in the Latin Quarter and close to the Palais du Luxembourg is La Sorbonne, the city's great university. Built in 1253, this is one of the oldest around and had a humble start as a college to just 16 students. Italian poet Dante (1265-1321)...More

3  Thank rayrest
Reviewed 16 February 2018

PROS: Great architecture, dining, and transport system in this area and throughout the whole city really, top shelf. CONS: Filled with Parisians, lol I think the tourism board may have mandated a course all residents must take on scaling back the smugness...it's just unnecessary but...More

Thank Aron D
Reviewed 25 January 2018

The Sorbonne is around 15 minutes walking from Notre Dame cathedral in the Latin quester. I wanted to go there because I really enjoy science and knowledge. The university buildings are very old and classic. I would recommend to go there only if you really...More

Thank dewsita
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Enjoy your walk in the Latin quarter and admire the exterior of Sorbonne university. Huge buildings with fascinating architecture. Unfortunately entrance is prohibited unless you are a Sorbonne student.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

This building can be found in the Latin quarter near the pantheon be sure to check it out. It is more of a walk by and look attraction.

Thank jess290718
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

I think the old Sorbonne dates back to the 13th century. It was one of the first universities in the world. In the Latin Quarter you'll find Paris-Sorbonne university which occupies a few historic buildings. Great place to see if you plan a walk in...More

Thank MonikafromSurrey
Reviewed 2 October 2017

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 stores, cafes, art movie theaters.

1  Thank Thomas V
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Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The
small streets are filled with classical buildings,
student bars and lively eateries while the squares are
dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined
by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
celebrates the great men and women of France. During
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15 December 2016|
Response from Robby G C | Reviewed this property |
Indeed you can have a tour. They cost 9 € per person 4 € for students and large families. To book a tour call at + 33 (0) 1 40 46 23 48 For guided tours in foreign languages, please hire an interpreter. I hope this was... More