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 Day like a Parisian Tour, Paris, null
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Private Day like a Parisian Tour

Thought the Parisian way of life was just for those living there? Think again! Join your local guide for a unique 3-hour tour through truly local parts of the ...  Read more

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

From USD $24.01
Private Photography Walking Tour of Paris: Latin Quarter or Montmartre, Paris, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Private Photography Walking Tour of Paris: Latin Quarter or Montmartre

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 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 $81.86
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 2 Reviews

With a private guide, take a 2.5-hour walking tour of one of Paris’ oldest and most iconic neighborhoods—the Latin Quarter. You’ll start with a visit to ...  Read more

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

From USD $114.60
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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Take a 2.5-hour walking tour of one of Paris’ oldest and most beloved neighborhoods—the Latin Quarter. You'll start with a visit inside Notre-Dame Cathedral ...  Read more

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

From USD $49.11
Paris Private 2-Hour Walking Tour of the Latin Quarter, Paris, Walking Tours
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Paris Private 2-Hour Walking Tour of the Latin Quarter

Enjoy a 2-hour private walking tour of Paris' Latin Quarter with a personal guide who shows you the historical and cultural sites of this popular district, ...  Read more

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

From USD $36.45
Medieval Paris Private Tour, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Medieval Paris Private Tour

Find out what was Paris was like 800 years ago on a private walking tour that takes you back to the early days of the city. See medieval monuments and learn ...  Read more

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

From USD $163.71
Paris Walking Tour: Latin Quarter, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Paris Walking Tour: Latin Quarter

Take a 2-hour walking tour of the Latin Quarter (Quartier Latin), the historical center of Paris. With a guide, you'll learn about the history, culture, and ...  Read more

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

From USD $20.74
Private Half-Day Tour: Paris City Highlights, Paris, Walking Tours
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Private Half-Day Tour: Paris City Highlights

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 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 $65.48
Private Tour: Explore Your Favorite Neighborhood in Paris, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Explore Your Favorite Neighborhood in Paris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 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 $38.97
Small Group Paris City Tour and Louvre with Interactive Audio guide, Paris, Custom Private Tours
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Small Group Paris City Tour and Louvre with Interactive Audio guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Discover Paris and the Louvre in a fun way with an interactive audio guide. Be picked up at your Paris hotel and see the city's main monuments (the Opera ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Flexible

From USD $116.00

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