The intellectual heart of Paris.
The Sorbonne is a historic building in the Latin Quarter, the former location of the University of Paris and current home to Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris-Sorbonne University and Paris Descartes University.
47 Rue des Écoles, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 40 46 22 11
Metro: M10 to Cluny La Sorbonne; M4 to Saint-Michel or Odéon
Bus: 21, 27, 38, 47, 63, 85, 86, 87
Entrance is free.
Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Only students and faculty are allowed to enter the Sorbonne. Other visitors must book a tour ahead of time.
In 1253, Robert de Sorbon, minister to Louis IX, founded Collà¨ge de Sorbonne for 16 poor students who wanted to study theology.
The current Sorbonne building took its name from the former Collà¨ge de Sorbonne at the University of Paris; a focal point of the intellectual struggle between Catholics and Protestants in the 16th century.
The library contains 3 million volumes and more than 18,000 printed theses.
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