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College des Bernardins

20 rue de Poissy, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 53 10 74 44
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Sanctuary of Serenity

Looking for a place to de-stress? This is the place... simply luxuriate in the restored medieval... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Orlando, Florida
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Beautiful space

We had a tour and corporate dinner and stunning space. Interesting tour at the beginning but not... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
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In 1248 the construction of the Collège des Bernardins began, financed throught Christian philanthropy and influenced by the architectural model of Cistercian abbeys. During more than 4 centuries the Collège des Bernardins accommodated hundreds of students and contributed to the intellectual development of the City and the University of Paris. Since Septembre 2008 the Collège des Bernardins has been open to the general public for the first time in its history. The Collège des Bernardins is a space dedicated to the hopes of mankind and to the discussion of questions that confront not only our society but also Christian through. It is open to everyone and invites you take part in these dialogues through the activities of reflexion and research, education or artistic expression.
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30 Nov 2017
“Sanctuary of Serenity”
7 Nov 2017
“Beautiful space ”
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20 rue de Poissy, 75005 Paris, France
Quartier Latin
+33 1 53 10 74 44
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Looking for a place to de-stress? This is the place... simply luxuriate in the restored medieval architecture and wonder at what was: a monastery, a school, a prison, a fire station, a residential school for the police academy, and now a place of learning and...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We had a tour and corporate dinner and stunning space. Interesting tour at the beginning but not sure it is worth much more than an hour or so to visit as not much to see other than the stunning building.

Thank katie26
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Worth the visit, very nice renuvelation of old site. Open architecture of the old building gives a good experience.

Thank WS_55_60
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This very old religious building has been recently renovated and turned into a public exposition space. The vaulted ceilings are impressive and it works well for exhibits. Ancient Paris.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We visited the College after touring St. Etienne du Mont Church and walked downhill here to visit it's modern art exhibition. There's a lovely cantine within the monastery. It's a social service project operated by Total.

Thank VolcanoGirl_11
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

This is s must see secret of paris 5me The interior of his old abbey is just amazing. The feel inside is like you are back in time.

Thank Neni Carolina C
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I do recommend to visit this historical landmark. It was a medieval college at the time of Saint Louis and now, after renovation, it is a cultural and spiritual center open to all with a large program of debats and conferences. In the old sacristy...More

1  Thank bertrand d
Reviewed 27 July 2015

The sublime geometry of the 13th-century Gothic cloister provides a stunning space in pale beige sandstone. This area is often used for exhibitions, and it is worth visiting just for the architecture. Part of the structure, a large chapel apparently, has been converted into a...More

Thank TanZimSa
Reviewed 14 July 2015

In the heart of the Latin Quarter and within walking distance of the river Seine, lies this beautifully restored Cistercian monastery, which has been given a new lease of life after an extensive and thoughtful restoration carried out a few years ago. It is now...More

Thank Roshni2011
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Waiting for a concert at a nearby church, we wandered into the newly renovated College des Bernardins, and it was like walking into another world. Completely restored in 2008, it is a space at once sober and refined, with beautiful arches stretching 70 by 14...More

1  Thank Melvyl
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The
small streets are filled with classical buildings,
student bars and lively eateries while the squares are
dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined
by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
celebrates the great men and women of France. During
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