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Discover the Sorbonne district - Paris 05

The Sorbonne neighbourhood corresponds to the 20th administrative district of Paris and is located northwest of the 5th arrondissement. For information, it covers 43.3 hectares.
For a more accurate idea of its location, it lies north of the Val de Grâce district, east of the 6th arrondissement, south of the 4th arrondissement and east of the Saint-Victor district.

To locate its border more precisely, we suggest you start with Place Edmond Rostand which is situated in its southwestern corner. Then, you can go up along Boulevard Saint-Michel until you reach Place Saint-Michel. At the latter, you have to turn right in order to take Quai Saint-Michel and Quai de Montebello. When you reach Rue du Haut Pavé, take this street and continue through Rue Frédéric Sauton, and part of Rue Monge and then pass by Rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève, Rue Descartes and Rue Mouffetard. Finally, at Place de la Contrescarpe, we invite you to go to Rue Blainville, and follow Rue de l’Estrapade, Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques, Rue de Malebranche, part of Rue le Goff and finally Rue Soufflot.

Quartier Sorbonne - Paris 08


The Sorbonne district is linked to the Quartier Latin (Latin District), forming its historical centre. The latter takes its name from the classes that were given there exclusively in the Latin language. Even today, this neighbourhood is still a popular place for students. Indeed, there are many establishments there, including secondary schools, high schools and prestigious universities in addition to reputable bookshops specialising in various disciplines to enable all students to find the books they want.

Note: the famous Sorbonne school was founded in 1253.


Cultural sites

  • Panthéon: The Panthéon pays tribute to great historical figures. Built in the 18th century, it was classified as a historical monument in 1920.


Local landmarks

  • Sorbonne: Founded by Robert de Sorbon in the 13th century, it was initially devoted to theology. Today, it includes several universities as well as the headquarters of various institutions (including the chancellery of Paris universities, the Sorbonne Observer or the Sorbonne Library). All of its buildings are listed as historical monuments since 1975, while its chapel and its Grand Amphithéâtre (main amphitheatre) were classified as historical monuments in 1887 and 1975 respectively.
  • Collège de France
  • Collège Sainte-Barbe
  • Louis-Le-Grand and Henri-IV High Schools
  • The oldest tree in Paris: It is located in the Square René Viviani, it is a robinia tree which was planted in 1601.



The Sorbonne neighbourhood has many green spaces as well as numerous gardens and green bunkers. It includes the following:


  • Square René Viviani
  • Square André Lefevre
  • Jardin médiéval du musée de Cluny (Medieval garden of the Cluny museum)
  • Square Paul Painlevé
  • Square Michel Foucault
  • Square François Auguste Mariette



  • St Jacques Elementary school: 28, rue Saint Jacques, 75005 Paris.
    Access via metro line 10 (Cluny-La Sorbonne), RER lines B/C (Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame) and bus N° 63 (Dante).
  • Sommerard Nursery School: 10, rue du Sommerard, 75005 Paris.
    Access via metro line 10 (Cluny-La Sorbonne), RER lines B/C (Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame) and bus N° 63 (Dante).
  • Cujas Nursery School: 23, rue Cujas, 75005 Paris.
    Access via metro line 10 (Cluny-La Sorbonne), RER lines B/C (Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame) and bus N° 82 (Luxembourg).


Nearby transportation

Métro      Métro - Ligne 10

      RER - Ligne B  RER - Ligne C

Bus      Bus - Ligne 63  Bus - Ligne 75  Bus - Ligne 86  Bus - Ligne 87

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