Monument

La Sorbonne - Université

Place de la Sorbonne - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement

Description

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 by Jacques Lemercier according to the will of Richelieu between 1635 and 1642. In the church, you can admire his grave, carved by François Girardon in 1694. 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

Guided tour

Guided tours for individuals: two Wednesdays and one Saturday each month at 10.30am and/or 2.30pm. Reservation is obligatory - contact visites.sorbonne@ac-paris.fr. Tours are between €7 and €15 per person. Certain visitors may have free access if they meet the necessary conditions.

Group tour

Guided tours for complete groups: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10.30am or 2.30pm. Reservation is obligatory - contact visites.sorbonne@ac-paris.fr. Tours are between €7 and €15 per person. Certain visitors may have free access if they meet the necessary conditions.

Closing times

Tuesday, Sunday

Opening times

The Sorbonne can be visited in guided tours for complete groups and individuals. It can be freely visited on European Heritage Days.

Voir la carte

La Sorbonne - Université

Place de la Sorbonne
75005 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 46 23 39
visites.sorbonne@ac-paris.fr
https://www.sorbonne.fr/en/

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

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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