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Pantheon

Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
+33 01 44 32 18 00
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Ranked #82 of 735 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cemeteries
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We were sorry to have missed Foucault's Pendulum and the parts of the floor and dome covered in plastic, but we were very glad we spent some of our limited time in Paris here. No lines and chance to go into the crypts to see the graves of the Curies, Voltaire, Rousseau and Louis Braille as well as this gorgeous... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I found this place really interesting. All of its little crypts and reading about those that have been buried here. The architecture of the building is also great to appreciate. But it is all,about the history of the uses of the building and the people that are laid here to rest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Nice sight! Great to see in person. Nice architecture to compliment other sites in Paris always busy looks great lit up in the evening!!

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Albinyana, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful building, with some amazing architecture and statuery, a wonderful monument to the dead of France However unless you are really up on famous French people and history you will not recognise many of the tombs here

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Decided to go here only because of the location. What a surprise. A stunning building architecturally and with a history and crypt that is mind-boggling. Rousseau, Curie, Braille, Hugo and more. Expect to take more time than you thought you would and ask to ascend the steps to get the view from above. Paris Pass is good here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Pantheon is a beautiful and imposing building located in the Latin Quarter (5e arrondissement). There was a lot of construction work going on while we were there and they decide to close whenever, so hopefully if it happens to you, you have the time to go back. It is worth a visit. The Pantheon has a lot of interesting... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I was immediately awed at the size of the columns on the building as well as the intricate artistry on the walls. My understanding is that French heroes who contributed to the advancement of science, or to war are buried here on the recommendation of the members of Parliament. The inscription in front of the building translates "To the great... More

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Kingwood, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a beautiful building, but while we were there, the ceiling and floor were covered by some type of material. It was an interesting way to do it - seemed to be vinyl with faces covering it. Overall, this is a wonderful building, but wait for the renovation to be done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is where France buries its literary and scientific heroes. What makes this place interesting is that it has been both a church and a secular monument during its history. The crypt is the best part. Rousseau and Voltaire are both there. Typical of the French - unable to make up their minds about how to use the place. Worth... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Some of the best restaurants we ever found in Paris are around the Pantheon. Awesome food at very reasonable prices and some of the friendliest people in Paris.

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