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La Sorbonne

Paris, France
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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.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were out walking and found ourselves in the complex of the Sorbonne. As retired teachers, we loved the college feel of the area and the wonderful architecture. How it would be good to be young and go to school here!

Thank MarthaJ1953
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been trying to get into the interior for a while but you need student access. the building is massive as is its history but you can't go into the courtyard. Bummer.

Thank tfizzle
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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.

1  Thank Tartarace
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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 day. I wish we had spent...More

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Amazing visit to this iconic university. Lots of history to learn about the great professors who taught there. Architecture is really beautiful.

Thank Sandra V
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I had heard so much about the Sorbonne and now I was seeing it with my own eyes at the Latin Quarter. I was quite excited. This is the place where pure French in taught. This university has been in existence since the 13th century....More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The area in which it is located consists of narrow roadways, containing not surprisingly, a host of book stores, cafes. It is one of the most beautiful landmarks of this charming area. You cannot miss the impressive exterior of this huge building when walking along...More

1  Thank Silverboy_90
Reviewed 5 June 2016

During our panoramic night tour we took in this lovely...and one of the best University. We found it to be a fascinating campus, oozing character and and bars and cafes,,,,and a good hotel as it was recommended by our guide -Select. The area in which...More

Thank y0rkshire_0wl
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

If you don't prearrange a €9 tour you will have to settle for a peek at the main entrance. Security is present and the days of wandering aimlessly imagining you'd arranged your life for one semester here are long gone. Still the architecture and the...More

3  Thank Mike K
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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Could you tell us how to book a tour for La Sorbonne. Thank you!
14 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