The striking edifice presiding over Paris' 5th arrondissement Latin Quarter, the historic La Sorbonne is renowned as one of the first European centers of higher education, housing the prestigious Collège de Sorbonne since its founding in 1257 by Robert de Sorbon.

It’s the building itself that garners the most attention, a sprawling campus rebuilt in 1653 by Cardinal de Richelieu to the designs of architect Jacques Lemercier. A blend of Baroque and Renaissance styles replaced the original medieval structure, but the last remaining building from this period is the iconic domed Romanesque Chapelle de la Sorbonne (the Chapel of La Sorbonne), where the sculpted tomb of Cardinal de Richelieu is housed. A wander through the Sorbonne courtyard and café-lined plaza offers views of the amphitheaters, library and observatory (which was reconstructed by Henri Paul Nénot in the late 19th-century), showcasing a picturesque variety of architectural styles.

Today, the building houses four divisions of the prestigious University of Paris -- the Pantheon-Sorbonne University, the Sorbonne Nouvelle University, the Paris-Sorbonne University and the Paris Descartes University -- as well as the extensive Sorbonne Library, and is open to the public only through pre-book guided tours.

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Private Photography Walking Tour of Paris: Latin Quarter or Montmartre, Paris, null
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Private Photography Walking Tour of Paris: Latin Quarter or Montmartre

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 76 Reviews

Discover the world’s most photogenic city through a photographer’s eyes on a 3-hour private Paris walking tour. Choose between a tour of the bustling Latin ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.56
Paris Latin Quarter and Notre-Dame Cathedral Private Walking Tour, Paris, Photography Tours
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Paris Latin Quarter and Notre-Dame Cathedral Private Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Join our dynamic and attentive guides on a 2.5 hour private tour of one of Paris’s oldest and most iconic neighborhoods – the Latin Quarter. We’ll start with ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $119.78
Small-Group Tour: Paris Latin Quarter and Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, Walking Tours
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Small-Group Tour: Paris Latin Quarter and Notre-Dame Cathedral

Join our dynamic and attentive guides on a 2.5 hour small-group tour of one of Paris’s oldest and most iconic neighborhoods – the Latin Quarter. We’ll start ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $51.33
Paris Walking Tour: Quartier Latin, Paris, Walking Tours
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Paris Walking Tour: Quartier Latin

Enjoy this 2-hours walking tour of the Quartier Latin, the historical centre of Paris. You will be able to learn about the history, culture and ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $21.67
Medieval Paris Private Tour, Paris, Walking Tours
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Medieval Paris Private Tour

What was Paris like 800 years ago? Travel back to the early days of Paris on a private 2-hour walking tour of its medieval monuments. Learn the history of the ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $171.11
Paris Private 2-Hour Walking Tour of Latin District, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Paris Private 2-Hour Walking Tour of Latin District

Enjoy this 2-hour private walking tour of the Latin district, which derives its name from the fact that the university courses were held only in Latin in ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.10
Private Half-Day Tour: Paris City Highlights, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Half-Day Tour: Paris City Highlights

4.5 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

Let a private guide show you the highlights of Paris on this half-day sightseeing tour by comfortable minivan. See countless top Paris attractions including ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $68.44
Small Group Paris Half Day Audio Pen City Tour and Sightseeing Cruise, Paris, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Small Group Paris Half Day Audio Pen City Tour and Sightseeing Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Enjoy a pickup at your hotel in a luxury minivan in this small-group city tour of Paris with an interactive audioguide. Embark on a one hour sightseeing river ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Paris Latin Quarter Night Walking Tour, Paris, City Tours
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Paris Latin Quarter Night Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 620 Reviews

Discover the Latin Quarter's hidden secrets on an evening stroll through the legendary Left Bank district. This Paris neighborhood contains more history and ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $22.81
Private Tour: Explore Your Favorite Neighborhood in Paris, Paris, Walking Tours
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Private Tour: Explore Your Favorite Neighborhood in Paris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 45 Reviews

Get to know your favorite Paris neighborhood through the eyes of a local! This customizable private walking tour lets you explore the area of your choice such ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.74

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