Panthéon

Panthéon, Paris: Hours, Address, Panthéon Reviews: 4.5/5

Monuments & Statues • Churches & Cathedrals
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
With the Pantheon, architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot met Louis XV’s wish to glorify the monarchy in the form of a church dedicated to Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris. The edifice was deconsecrated during the Revolution in 1791 and renamed the Pantheon. During the turbulent years of the 19th century, as regimes changed, it alternated in its role as a religious and patriotic monument. Since 1885, the year of Victor Hugo’s death and burial in the Pantheon, it has been the last resting place for the great writers, scientists, generals, churchmen and politicians who have made the history of France. The crypt houses the tombs of more than 70 illustrious figures including Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile Zola, Alexandre Dumas, Pierre and Marie Curie etc.Open:> 1st April to 30th September: from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.> 1st October to 31st March: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last admission 45 minutes before closing time. Closed:> 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 8,5€; Concessions (18 to 25) = 5,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: 5th Arr. - Panthéon
How to get there
  • Cardinal Lemoine • 5 min walk
  • Luxembourg Station • 6 min walk
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LouiseHV
Redon, France14 contributions
Well worth a visit.
Aug 2021
Have visited Paris many times and can’t believe that this was my first visit to the Panthénon. What a building! Very difficult to express how vast it is, superb art, a respectful quiet, lots of information although sadly not enough yet about Simone Veil. I found the staff very helpful - it’s easy to get lost! Undoubtedly the highlight of my trip this time and I will definitely return.
Written 18 August 2021
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Adolf P
10 contributions
Must visit
Aug 2020
Although this is not one of the "big attractions" in Paris, the Pantheon is a beautiful building. Stop by if you have the time. The large paintings are wonderful and there is a pendulum in the center of the building. It is not crowded like other places so it was more enjoyable. The crypt was cool (nice on a hot summer afternoon) and contains the remains of famous Frenchmen and Madame Curie.
Written 21 July 2021
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flynmum
NC47 contributions
Save Your Money and Precious Time
Jul 2021 • Family
SKIP the Pantheon altogether !!!

Everyone we met during our Paris visit was warm, welcoming and accommodating, EXCEPT at the Pantheon.

As we purchased our tickets (27.00 US for 2) we mentioned that we REALLY just wanted to take the "roof tour" for the view. AFTER we were sold the tickets we were curtly informed the rooftop doesn't open until 2:30. It was currently 11:30.

My diabetic daughter needed to eat if we were going to pass the time waiting. Trust me, you can NOT kill 3 hours seeing the Pantheon. When we inquired as to leaving the building to feed my daughter we were AGAIN curtly addressed with an emphatic "NO". Who could POSSIBLY care if tourists come and go to meet legitimate medical needs ?

So we used the toilets and left. As we sat on the front, outdoor stairs having a light lunch, a security guard came to curtly shoo us away.

NEVER AGAIN. Most expensive bathroom stop in Paris. Disappointing and humiliating.

Do NOT bother. There are far better views of Paris from other landmarks.
Written 8 July 2021
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geord359
High Spen, UK2 contributions
Beautiful Building!
Oct 2020 • Solo
The pantheon is effectively a church/mausoleum. It is the final resting place of many notable figures in French history and I was impressed by its dome and extensive artwork. The pantheon is certainly a feast for the eyes and is a must if you are visiting Paris.
Written 20 October 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia30,808 contributions
Impressive building
Oct 2019
The Pantheon is a lovely building. It was constructed in the second half of the 18th century, primarily to serve as a church, but events conspired and it has actually been a mausoleum for most of its existence. It is worth a visit.
Written 9 September 2020
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Zakia A
4 contributions
Magnifique
Jul 2020 • Solo
One most magnificent building in Paris and incredible painting and statues and best part is the basement!
Written 20 August 2020
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Chris L
Sumter, SC153 contributions
Beautiful design!
Jul 2020 • Couples
Only seen from the outside because we forgot to buy our tickets in advance, still worth the view! The architecture is stunning and the front entryway ceiling is amazing! I would come back to see the inside if it is anywhere close to how well the front is.
Written 8 July 2020
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mjomidi
Tehran, Iran74 contributions
Impressive Architectural Masterpiece
Aug 2019 • Friends
An amazing landmark of the city. The Panthéon's neoclassical dome stands out as one of the most recognizable icons in the skyline of Paris. Originally a church and now a mausoleum that since 1791 has served as the resting place of some of France's greatest thinkers, including Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Louis Braille, Alexandre Dumas and Victor Hugo.
This impressive architectural masterpiece certainly worth a wander.
Written 5 July 2020
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Nick D
Calgary, Canada1,310 contributions
on the bus tour
May 2019
this was an impressive spot on our bus tour - the light was perfect to see this neoclassical building. We walked back later in the evening to see this imposing building with the dome and pillars. Unfortuanley we didn't get to see the frescos or the Crypt on this trip
Written 28 April 2020
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Luisguiper
Bogota, Colombia1,016 contributions
Many frescoes
Jun 2019
Imposing building with a beautifully decorated interior. Many awesome frescoes and statues decorate the main high nave. A crypt is also found here for those who want to see the grave of some French historical people. Its construction started in the middle of the 18th century, and it started as a church, but later on, during the French Revolution, it received the name of Pantheon when it was consecrated to important French citizens. The architecture is an example of neoclassical style. Fast access with the Paris Museum pass. Narrow toilettes in site. I spent roughly an hour visiting this building.
Written 25 April 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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