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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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Stunning architecture, full of history

Built as a religious statement the Pantheon now houses the tombs of the revolutionary leaders and those who've led their fields in science and literature such as Marie Currie and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 NEW

The Pantheon has magnificent architecture outside and inside. In the catacombs under the building there are tombs of French heroes and notables. Entry is covered in the Paris Pass. The Pantheon is only a few blocks from Luxembourg Gardens in the Latin Quarter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 NEW

Built as a religious statement the Pantheon now houses the tombs of the revolutionary leaders and those who've led their fields in science and literature such as Marie Currie and Victor Hugo. The tombs are in the vast maze of catacombs deep under the building. Recent additions include 4 resistance leaders2 of whine were murdered by the Nazis just days... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 NEW

a 10 minute walk up the hill from thee nearest Metro. A freebee. Visit the crypts where the Curies and other French heroes are buried. There is a magnificent sculpture to the revolutionaries who inspired Les Miserables. There is a great vies from the steps.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

We were in a hotel in Bibliotheque Fr Mitterrand in May2015 and took Line 14 and got down at Chatelet. After that, we took Line 4 and got down at Odeon to see Pantheon and Luxemborg Gardens. Pantheon was about 5 mins walking from the Metro Station . However, when we reached there we found the same was closed due... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

There is a very nice square with an excellent view of the Eiffel Tower, where you can sit and picnic. It's a decent climb up a steep-ish hill to get there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Had seen the Pantheon in Rome on a previous trip wanted to compare the architecture. Found a very beautiful and a very moving edifice used as a burial site for prestigious Frenchman. You can get lost in the catacombs, filled with famous frenchmen. I found the documentary styled movie reels of the internment's to be quite interesting even though it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Beautiful building, but not worth the 12 euros to go inside. If you really want to see the crypt of Madame Cure, then by all means, spend the money, but you can see much more interesting artifacts elsewhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The pantheon is one of my favorite places in Paris. It's impressive architecture is enhanced by a very soft, pastell colored style of paintings in the interior. Its hight and size is just amazing and best taken in while sitting down (benchs at the sides). The big tourist crowds do not come here - it's relaxed and truely impressive!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Nice architecture but lacking the dignity of a temple with a stall selling clothes and pens, revolting toilets and modern (French language only) exhibition of some famous people. Shame it was only in French as we didn't see anyone visiting the exhibition, most tourists were not French. Prefer the Pantheon in Rome due to absence of commercial gimmicks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Interesting visit to see where many of the great names of France now lie. The building itself is beautiful, and the view from the terrace is also very nice.

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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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