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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 October 7, 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed September 9, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 25, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 15, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed January 24, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed December 31, 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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 5, 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.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed October 29, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MonikafromSurrey
Reviewed October 1, 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.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
architectural splendor 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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December 14, 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
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Hi everyone... (3 Replies)
Hello, I've been stalking this forum for a couple of months now and I want to say thank you for all the fabulous tips I have got. We go to Paris in 2 weeks (for my birthday!!) and I think I have everything planned now, but I was just wondering if anyone has stayed at the Hotel Design De La Sorbonne in the Latin Quarter as this is where we are booked into for 2 nights. Reviews seem pretty good but i'm not sure how reliable they are... Thanks Claire
August 17, 2009|
Response frombmanley|
You might want to Post again w/ the hotel name as your topic "Hi...." doesn't let people know you have a hotel question. Have a wonderful trip and Happy Birthday !
Taxi or RER from CDG Airport? (10 Replies)
We are undecided whether we should take a taxi or the RER from CDG airport to Select Hotel (Place de la Sorbonne area). We are arriving on a Sunday morning at Terminal 3. How easy is the RER to navigate for first time visitors to Paris. Is it a direct train or are transfers required?
August 13, 2011|
Response fromEssexWanderer|
Well, I am a total div, and I managed to work out how to 'train' it into Paris and find my Hotel. However, I only have a 'short' flight to CDG from 'London' not in the same league as a flight from Toronto, by any means. You will be tired - more so than I would ever be, so MAYbe a taxi would be best for you. In another thread, a more frequent Paris traveller than I advises just going out of the airport to the taxi rank, and getting a taxi there (not the taxi-touts inside, they will charge...More
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Any shops around the Sorbonne University area? (9 Replies)
I am hoping someone can help me out--are there nice little shops or much to do around La Sorbonne University area? I thought I give it a try tomorrow if it is worth going? Many thanks, cliu ; )
April 08, 2014|
Response from3CanadianBears|
Have you been to Rue Mouffetard? It's a market street not far from the Sorbonne with many shops, cafés, etc. The Pantheon is close to the Sorbonne (likely you knew that.....) and on the way to Rue Mouffetard.