Collège des Bernardins

20 rue de Poissy - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement


An exceptional 13th-century Cistercian building, brought back to life at the initiative of the Catholic church of Paris. Today, the Collège is a place of sharing and openness dedicated to people of the 21st century and their future. It houses the cathedral school, which offers many public courses to lay people, as well as a research centre, and offers a rich and attractive programme of events: exhibitions of contemporary art, concerts, film screenings, debates, talks and symposiums. In addition to being a place for training, research and culture, it is a unique monument, a last vestige of the medieval University of Paris, which played a significant role in the spread and influence of the Cistercian order. A bookshop, a cafe-restaurant and a garden contribute to making the Collège des Bernardins a lively and enjoyable place for everyone. For families, the Collège des Bernardins offers fun concerts that enable children to discover the history of the arts and a quality musical repertory.

Architectural style

  • Gothique

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Restaurant

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English

Educational activities

The Collège offers guided tours and workshops for young audiences. Contact:


The Table des Bernardins offers light snacks and refreshments and is open daily from 9.30am to 6pm (10am-6pm Saturday), except Sunday, in the exceptional setting of the nave, the former refectory. Contact: +33 (0)1 53 10 74 43 ou

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Free self-guided tour of the nave and of the small garden

Guided tour

Daily at 4pm; €6 (full rate), €3 (reduced rate: aged under 26, and job seekers). Contact: +33 (0) 1 53 10 74 44 or

Group tour

By appointment only (obligatory). Contact: +33 (0) 1 53 10 74 40 or


Free self-guided tour of the nave and of the small garden

Free for young people and children

Free guided tour for under 12-year-olds

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Closing times


Opening times

Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm.

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Collège des Bernardins

20 rue de Poissy
75005 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 53 10 74 44

  • Subway - Cardinal Lemoine
  • RER - Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame
  • Bus - 47, 63 67, 86, 89

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Monument in the same district: Quartier Latin

Monument in the same arrondissement: 5th arrondissement

Monument in Paris and in the Paris Region: Monument

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