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College des Bernardins

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Old Fantastic Architecture

This has recently been opened to the public and I am thrilled. The magnificent church architecture... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Thomas V
Oakland, California
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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7 Sep 2018
“Old Fantastic Architecture”
30 Nov 2017
“Sanctuary of Serenity”
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...more
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20 rue de Poissy, 75005 Paris, France
Quartier Latin
+33 1 53 10 74 44
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

This has recently been opened to the public and I am thrilled. The magnificent church architecture is our of this world. And now it is a terrific art space. In one of the important parts of the city, the old college quarter.

Thank Thomas V
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.

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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.

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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

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