The Sorbonne has been the historical house of the former University of Paris. The name is derived from the Collège de Sorbonne, founded in 1257 by Robert de Sorbon as one of the first significant colleges of the medieval University of Paris.
The building in which the Roundtable met with officials from the Rectorate de Paris was rebuilt late in the 19th century and became the site in which Baron de Coubertin founded the modern Olympics and the government of France honored the great French scientist, Louis Pasteur.
The beauty of the building speaks for itself. The Roundtable visited several major rooms, including the Great Ampitheater. It is a magnificent architectural treasure.