Paris: the Sorbonne

The Sorbonne is a building located in Paris’ famous Latin Quarter. It is knows for being the historical home of the university of the French capital, and its name comes from the Collège de Sorbonne, ancestor of today’s institution, founded in 1257 by Robert de Sorbon. During the 16th century, this place became the cultural centre of the debate between Catholics and Protestants, gaining itself fame and prestige defending the position of the first ones.

In 1971 the Parisian university divided itself in thirteen different units; four of these have their own space within the Sorbonne and have inherited the appellation in their name (PanthéonSorbonne, Sorbonne Nouvelle, ParisSorbonne, René Descartes).

Within it you will visit a chapel considered one of the masterpieces of the Parisian architecture, whose construction was ordered by cardinal Richelieu.

 

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