Latin Quarter, is home to colleges, a number of Grandes Écoles, and a reputable college. The Sorbonne, which dominates the neighborhood from the top of its gold dome, is the oldest university in France. The current buildings date back to the 17th century but were constructed on the site of a former medieval college founded by Robert de Sorbon. It is the exclusive use of Latin in the medieval schools and universities that gave birth to the name Latin Quarter. The Panthéon-Sorbonne district, tracing the footsteps of Les Sages.