La Sorbonne - Université

47 rue des Écoles - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement


In 1253, a college for 16 poor students who wanted to study theology was created at Louis IX's request. It became the Sorbonne as Robert de Sorbon, the king's confessor, gave his name to the school. After 1885, it became the most important university in France; and, nowadays, it is still one of the most important universities in Paris. The Sorbonne Church was built according to the will of Richelieu between 1635 and 1642. In the church, you can admire his grave, carved by François Girardon. The dome was painted by the famous painter Philippe de Champaigne.

Architectural style

  • Baroque
  • Monumental

Epoque des collections

  • Baroque (XVIe - XVIIe)
  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Réalisme (XIXe)
  • Impressionnisme (XIXe)
  • Symbolisme (XIXe)

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Gift shop

Entrance fees and modalities

Group tour

€9 per person; €4 for students and large families.


Closing times


Opening times

Group tours (10 to 30) are held regularly to discover the rich heritage of the Sorbonne. Visits of one hour and half on average, by appointment, from Monday to Friday and one Saturday per month. For guided tours in foreign languages, you will have to provide an interpreter.

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La Sorbonne - Université

47 rue des Écoles
75005 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 46 23 48

  • Subway - Cluny - La Sorbonne
  • RER - Luxembourg
  • Bus - 21, 24, 27, 38, 47, 63, 85, 86, 87

Accessibility information

Group tours are organised for visitors with reduced mobility or disabled visitors, contact us on +33 (0) 1 40 46 23 49 or

Monument in the same district: Quartier Latin

Monument in the same arrondissement: 5th arrondissement

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