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Address: Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France
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+33 1 44 32 18 00

With the Pantheon, architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot met Louis XV’s wish...

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

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Amazing building in an iconic neighbourhood

Amazing building in an iconic neighbourhood. Inside the building the tombs of many important people such as Voltaire, Rousseau, Zola, Marie Curie. It is really amazing. It is not... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing building in an iconic neighbourhood. Inside the building the tombs of many important people such as Voltaire, Rousseau, Zola, Marie Curie. It is really amazing. It is not so popular among tourist such as other parisien atractions but it deserves the visit. Close to Sorbonne so there are lots of students and young pleople around. Close also to Jardins... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful art and great. The history of France is buried here. Do not forget to see the graveyard of Braille.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Here cold air is blowing all the time inside crypt. So, a warm jacket is recommended. Focault's pendulam is swinging all the time at the ground floor. You can check time on your watch and the time pendulum is showing. We have found that swinging pendulum is showing the exact time. After observing this we have entered the crypt. Writers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go for the Building. Go for the buried; they will get you interested and you will learn about the history of France.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The pantheon had been the temple of reason for a long time but now primarly functions as the graveyard for the heros of France. If you not really interested in them don't go. The have the pendulum of Focault which is great but not worth the waiting in line...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You don't go to Paris to see this but if you run out of things to see this is a cool stop it has a nice church and it's nice to compare it to other pantheons

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning place to visit. I've visited Paris many times, but this was my first trip to the Pantheon. Highly recommend a visit. Really surprised at how big it was. Beautiful building

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The Pantheon, which was originally erected as a church is now a monument to Liberté, Equalité, Fraternité, the rights of man and the martyrs of the revolution. It is also the site of Foucault pendulum. Despite the gargantuan sculptural focal points dotted around the huge interior, enormous painted panels that adorn the walls and expansive marble floors that span the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure you are wrapped up warm as the pantheon is very cold inside. I was very impressed with this place, the crypt is vast and has many of the great and good of France including Marie Curie. I hope she is buried in lead as she is likely to still be radioactive! A very nice place to visit and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not really plan to go there, but had some hours left and wanted to explore a little bit more of Paris! It was the best we could do!!! It's so beautiful and impressive there, almost better than the Pantheon in Rome. I would say a must-see at a Paris visit!

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The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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