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Things to do in Sorbonne, Paris

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Monument / Landmark
“Emblematic building of the Latin quarter, the Pantheon is not only the last residence of France's great names - Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Jean Moulin, Simone Veil and other history makers are resting in peace here - this is also a very impressive piece of art to walk through. If you look up, you'll be awed by its 3-dome ceiling, letting a zenithal light coming in to exagerate the majestic view if the main room.”
  • 268 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Best place to eat traditional french food. It’s a very touristic neighborhood but not expensive. ”
  • 113 locals recommend
Bookshop
“Shakespeare and Company is an English-language bookshop in the heart of Paris, on the banks of the Seine, opposite Notre-Dame. Since opening in 1951, it’s been a meeting place for anglophone writers and readers, becoming a Left Bank literary institution. The bookshop was founded by American George Whitman at 37 rue de la Bûcherie, Kilometer Zero, the point at which all French roads begin. Open 7/7 from 10am to 11pm... Definitely a place to visit!”
  • 91 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Pantheon was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve and to house the reliquary châsse containing her relics but, after many changes, now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens. It is an early example of neoclassicism, with a façade modeled on the Pantheon in Rome, surmounted by a dome that owes some of its character to Bramante's "Tempietto". Located on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, the Panthéon looks out over all of Paris. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Museum
“Beautiful local museum, ancient Roman Baths, now museum of Medieval History, houses the famous Unicorn Series Tapestries (seen in the setting of Harry Potter films).”
  • 60 locals recommend
General College & University
“One of the world's oldest universities, Sorbonne university gives the area its intellectual and artistic flavour. Many little cafes for students and professors abound! ”
  • 45 locals recommend
University
“The place is opened in 1639 and owes its name to the Sorbonne University to which it leads. During the French Revolution, she was renamed place Chalier1. Symbolic place since the events of May, 68”
  • 46 locals recommend
Plaza
“Classy and authentic high quality French Bistro experience. Be it a coffee or a lunch or dinner. Great food and people. DELMAS cafe is a must in Paris. Try their Barbre au Rhum!!!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Route
“A very touristy place, but definetly worth it! Don't forget to take a walk on the docks and behind the cathedral”
  • 41 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“A now legendary jazz bar, some of the greats have played there. Highly recommended.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bistro
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“Delicious house made French cuisine. Reasonably priced at 35 euro for 4 courses and large selection of wine on the shelves. Near the Panthéon ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Plaza
“Handy farmer's market. 07h00 - 14h30, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday”
  • 42 locals recommend
Transportation
“Having a café in one of the numerous typical parisian places around the foutain.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Church
“Famous steps and winding street scene from Midnight in Paris where the trolly picked up Owen Wilson as he travels back in time each night at midnight.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
“Laurent Dubois is the equivalent to cheese of a grand chef. He selects the best producers, he creates nice mixes. He is specialized in goat cheese. Incredible experience to taste. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“one of the loveliest street market, many grocers – runs everyday, charcuterie, veg, seafood, cheeses and patisseries - also bars, restaurants - great during the day and for a stroll in the evening !”
  • 27 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bistro
“Delicious house made French cuisine. Reasonably priced at 35 euro for 4 courses and large selection of wine on the shelves. Near the Panthéon ”
  • 29 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Beautiful Art Deco restaurant. Traditional French dishes and honest price. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Southern French cuisine. The place used to be a library, they kept the cosy atmosphere in there. With a small but good selection of wines. Stephane the owner is also a typical nice French guy. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“For a nice and cosy brunch on the contrescarpe place. Then enjoy the visit rue Mouffetard with a large choice of good and fresh products , cheese, bakeries, wine ....”
  • 24 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“My favorite restaurant in Paris :) Great french food Next to Notre Dame Metro : "Maubert Mutualité" on line 10 or 5”
  • 19 locals recommend
Acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse's timeless yet seasonal bistro
“Very classic French bistro by Alain Ducasse. The whole duck and profiteroles are exceptional. On the pricier side ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Delicious wine and bistrot food. Also, great plates of cheese and charcuterie.”
  • 14 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Nice restaurant with sophisticated food made by a chief. Think to book if you want to try it!”
  • 19 locals recommend

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