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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 30 March 2016

The Sorbonne University is located in the picturesque Latin Quarter. 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 the Boulevard Saint-Michel. The front facade with its carved stonework...More

Thank Alexandra C
Reviewed 24 January 2016

I studied and taught at the Sorbonne which is magnificent with superb paintings on the walls. Unfortunately, now the tourists cannot get in for security reasons. Students love studying at the Sorbonne, situated in the center of Paris, in the Latin Qarter where all the...More

Thank hélène c
Reviewed 22 January 2016

This old lady is a gem I've been passing by almost every day for 3 years before I finally managed to get in and see what's it been hiding all along - and it is just stunning! The staircases, the rooms, the amphitheaters...wow! wow! wow!...More

1  Thank teaoftheunbirthdays
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I have the tendency towards old historical buildings especially the ones that house brilliant minds. I was introduced to this university through the author of "Laskar Pelangi" (translated to English as Rainbow troops) by Andrea Hirata who went to this university for his postgraduate study...More

Thank Nur-Rahman
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Everyone must visit the Sorbonne. The history alone, how long it's been a world-famous university....just wow! I studied there in 1962, visited again 1971, 1998, 2012. First of all, sit in the cafes in the area, and pretend you're 20 again, backpacking thru Europe. Walk...More

1  Thank mystiquephilly
Reviewed 26 October 2015

During our most recent visit to Paris, we took a long walk through the Latin Quarter and whilst on this walk, we took time out to have a close look at La Sorbonne. We found it to be a fascinating campus, oozing character and intellect....More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Impressive university, one of the best in Europe and in the world. Seems more like a Church, when walking by you can't help feeling like you would love to study there.

Thank Davide G
Reviewed 14 August 2015

If you have had the dream of studying in Sorbonne, go there! Otherwise, I am sure you have much valuable choices that you do not have time to visit it.

Thank Farhad J
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

It is a wonderful piece of architecture placed in wonderful location with the pantheon after it and Luxembourg gardens and narrow old streets of Paris with many cafes and souvenirs boutiques and the Latine area

Thank dr_ahmed_osama
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Attended a conference here in July, inexcusably hot and uncomfortable conditions (and the heat wave had already abated), because there is no air conditioning. France may have fast trains, but its climate control might as well be medieval: it certainly isn't even up to TWENTIETH...More

1  Thank TanZimSa
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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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