La Sorbonne is one of the monuments of Paris. It is located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris on the Rue Saint Jacques. It consists of three buildings, the construction of the first was made in 1253, the second in 1635 and third in 1884. The architects who contributed to the realization of this building are Jacques Lemercier and Paul-Henri Nénot.
The buildings were listed as a historic monument since 1975. However, the chapel of the Sorbonne was a historic monument since 1887. The whole foundation is owned by the city of Paris.
The founder of this building is the theologian and chaplain Robert de Sorbon. The name of this building was taken from the name of its founder. At the beginning the building was a school for the study of theology. Currently, he serves as an institution for the Universities of Paris, including Paris I, Paris III, Sorbonne Paris Descartes and Paris. The monument is also the center of the school Pratique des Hautes Etudes and the National School of charters. The Sorbonne has a library belonging to several universities.
The palace of the Sorbonne was built with materials majestic. The main façade of the building that opens onto the street schools respects the neo-Renaissance style. It is composed by arcades surmounted by a colonnade adorned with statues.
The building has a large hall adorned with embellished stones, statues and large steps leading to an impressive amphitheater. The hall consists of arcaded huge sculptures. Paintings adorn the building.
Transfer to the Sorbonne in Paris The Sorbonne locates 18 km from Orly airport, 30 km from Charles de Gaulle Airport and 96 km from the airport of Beauvais.