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La Sorbonne, Paris

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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. For La Sorbonne and beyond, use our Paris travel route site to get the most from your Paris vacation.
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  • The oldest university in France was founded in 1150. In 1970 it was converted into 13 independent universities. The building that we see now was built in the second half of the 19th.
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  • Dreaming to go there at young age since my father’s uncle was graduated from Sorbonne. Coming back to take picture of the university to cherish our memories of my late relative  more »
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