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Address: Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 01 44 32 18 00
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With the Pantheon, architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot met Louis XV’s...

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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Very impressive building and really quite amazing to see. Nice area around it to relax and have a drink or bite to eat. Worth a visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lee E
Brighton, United Kingdom

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very impressive building and really quite amazing to see. Nice area around it to relax and have a drink or bite to eat. Worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Pantheon commemorates a lot of the history of Paris. There are two tombs there for Voltaire and Rousseau although it is doubtful that the remains are there. The interior as well as the exterior are decorated with utmost elegance and with subtle detail. It is not far at all from the Sorbonne or the Latin quarter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After visiting the Pantheon in Rome, it was cool to visit the one in Paris to check out the differences and similarities! Take some time to walk through the crypt, enjoy watching the pendulum and take in the vastness. Its a really cool building and incredible on the inside. The interior dome is mesmerizing to look up into! Must do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This barely recognised Paris building houses the rich political and philosophical history of France plus it has the history of the French resistance. For anybody interested in French history and philosophy this is a fascinating experience. Because it's not as popular as the all the other celebrated French monuments in Paris it's easy to get into. It's worth a visit,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on a trip to Rome and stumbled across the Pantheon there - it turned out to be the highlight of my trip! So, I didn't think I would enjoy this one as much... but I did! It's a big, beautiful open space inside, filled with statutes and featuring a wonderful little gift shop. It was originally church -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pantheon is an amazing experience in Paris and is definitely worth having a look at. With intricate sky high ceilings and mesmerising marble walls, located in the city centre it is a must do when visiting Paris.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came from the back and the building does not look impressive until you come around to the front. Really beautiful inside but not much to see so it is a quick place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting late Sunday afternoon, free to EU 18-25's with passport and no queues at this time. Absolutely stunning architecture, artwork and history. Most popular was access to the crypts below to see the tombs of nationally acclaimed men (and few women). Ceilings incredible. Very patriotic. Probably allow an hour or two to enjoy thouroughly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our trip was the third week of Oct 2015 and before leaving I had read the center pendulum thing was closed for construction. I was not planning to stop here but the security was closed at Sainte Chappelle so we needed to walk around before going back to check on admission. We stopped at a restaurant nearby and figured we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a history buff like me, this cathedral turned national tomb introduced me several French personalities that I would not have known. However, I was a bit disappointed that there is not enough displays in English to learn know more about them. Purchasing the audio guide would probably help. In the architectural standpoint, it seems impressive with such... More 

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The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendor 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 neighborhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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