By : Victoria Hwang

What is "Sorbonne"?

  • Sorbonne, is a well-known edifice which is located in Paris, France.
  • Today, it represents a University which was built a long time ago during the 13th century.
  • It is a building of the Latin Quarter which represents the former, "Sorbonne".


  • This building is the "inheritance" of the old building of Sorbonne.
  • This architecture was a university made essentially for theology students who were poor and could not afford to pay for college.
  • Since the 13th century, the name "Sorbonne", was known as one of many distinguished places of culture, science, and arts.
  • Sorbonne was founded originally by Robert de Sorbonne in 1253.

What Does It Look Like?

  • Sorbonne is not very tall, but extremely wide.
  • It has fountains and rows of green trees decorating the front.
  • On the piece of architecture, there are little angels/religious creatures that are carved into these tan/gray walls. (This is because the school was cultural and religious)
  • There is a huge dome with a cross parked at the top of the building.
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Fun Facts!

  • This piece of history is one of the first universities in the world!
  • This is believed to be one, if not the most important medieval universities in the world!
  • This structure is divided into 13 different schools!
  • As you can see, the school is named after its founder, "Robert de Sorbonne".
  • Sorbonne is also known as "the University of Paris."
  • Their library is the largest library in Paris holding up to 300 seats total!