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Pantheon

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Address: Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France
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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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A Beautiful Peaceful Gem in the Hustle and Bustle of Paris

My husband and I went in here with the free museum pass. After seeing the pantheon in Rome, we really wanted to see this one too. Although from the outside it looks more like St... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2015
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Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Very impressive, it's has a beautiful structure, it was not how I imagined it but it was better. You can the whole thing in about 1 hour. Many great people have been buried there.

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Reviewed 23 July 2015

Our first Paris hotel had a bidet, and was located very near the Pantheon. I recently had an argument with a friend who should have known better - He insisted the Pantheon is in Rome. Yes, that is correct; however a number of cities have pantheons, and the Paris Pantheon is famous in its own right.

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Reviewed 22 July 2015

Situated just a few blocks from the Luxembourg Gardens, this architectural wonder is just magnificent. When you step inside you are immediately impressed by the vaulted ceiling and as you look around you realize that you are immersed in the history of France. Many of France's most famous citizens are entombed in the Pantheon but rather than feeling odd at... More 

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Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

During the winter of 2013, I visited France. I could not believe how magnificent this Pantheon was, it actually was even better than the one from Italy, Rome. The ambience, to finest sculptures, to it's finest artwork, to paintings, to it's stonework and much more. This is a must see to anyone who's into fine arts, and a monument to... More 

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Reviewed 19 July 2015

Much better than the Roman Pantheon. Well maintained, and recently renovated. Definitely worth a trip

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Reviewed 19 July 2015

My husband and I went in here with the free museum pass. After seeing the pantheon in Rome, we really wanted to see this one too. Although from the outside it looks more like St Paul's Cathedral. Inside, it is magnificent - marble, beautiful ceilings and silent awe! It was a peaceful interlude of our trip. It was here that... More 

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Reviewed 19 July 2015

You can feel the "big French nation", if you walk around the tombs. There are several persons who were very important in the history of the whole humanity. This visit is not only history but a tribute to those man and women who made the history.

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Reviewed 19 July 2015

Gorgeous building with an interesting history. It was very nice to be in there. It's amazing how much effort the French have put into building this.

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Reviewed 19 July 2015

We almost missed seeing The Pantheon, but it's highly advisable that you make time and visit this amazing place. The crypt which served as a burial place for French icons alike takes you back rethinking their greatness!

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Reviewed 18 July 2015

We looked briefly this magnificent monument. Unforgettable it feel to be so close to the places where rest so many great people. Visit Pantheon mandatory.

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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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