THE SORBONNE—Paris, France
Considered to be the greatest accomplishment of noted French architect Henri Paul Nénot, the Bibliothéque Interuniversitaire de la Sorbornne is breathtaking in its ethereal beauty. The Saint-Jacques Reading Room’s mint green and cream walls give way to a paneled ceiling trimmed in gold, while hand-painted frescoes lend an art-gallery feel to the academic space.
Photography courtesy Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne/S. Perreau – Rectorat de Paris