European Heritage Days 2021 in Paris: Sorbonne

Published by Caroline J., Anne-christine C. · Photos by Laurent P. · Updated on 15 September 2021 at 11h05 · Published on 15 September 2021 at 11h04
For European Heritage Days, the Sorbonne holds several events in this historic and cultural monument on Saturday September 18 and Sunday 19, 2021.

For European Heritage Days 2021, the Sorbonne opens despite the health crisis. And good news, this year's theme is "Heritage for all" and echoes especially with the mission of this historic place. This is the occasion to travel across the story of the Sorbonne and admire the architectural and art wonders symbolizing this high place of knowledge. The tour set up, paced with informative boards and works by students from the Paris Academy of Art, will enable visitors to discover some of the most prestigious and history-filled places of the Sorbonne.

Come in this academic palace and admire the grand hall and the monumental statues of Archimedes and Homer, the peristyle adorned with mural paintings, the Grand Amphithéâtre, the Salon Richelieu and its treasures, the Grand Salon, the Salle des Actes and even the formal Salle des Autorités. The latter houses on the occasion an exhibition about academic gowns, their story - their origin dates back to the Middle-Ages - and what they mean.

For European Heritage Days 2021, the Sorbonne houses a show by the Orchestre et Choeur des Université de Paris on Sunday September 19, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m..

Meet on September 18 and 19, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to make the most of these new European Heritage Days. It is free of charge and open to all. Yet, you shall not forget about signing up from September 2021 on the Sorbonne website. Furthermore, you need a health pass and facemasks are compulsory.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 18 September 2021 to 19 September 2021



    17, rue de la Sorbonne
    75005 Paris 5


    Official website