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Pantheon

Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
+33 01 44 32 18 00
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Ranked #64 of 692 attractions in Paris
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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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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the view from outside the Pantheon, the first floor as you enter has amazing wall coverings and paintings. Also downstairs in the crypt are famous bodies (Marie Curie was one!) with a very eerie and somber feel. Would highly recommend a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A striking building inside, so spacious with lovely mosaics covering the walls. Sad not to be able to see the pendulum which is under repair. The tombs underneath were interesting to visit, including those of Victor Hugo and Marie Curie. When we visited the dome was under scaffolding, again a shame but I guess they have to make repairs at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very impressive building we probably wouldn't have seen if we hadn't stayed nearby. But if you are interested in architecture, physics (at the moment the Foucault pendule is not there!!!) and the biographies of important french writers etc. you should see this. It's worth making a stop there especially if you really want to see something rather than not being... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It was a little blah to be honest. Interesting if you are a big history buff and want to see tombs of historical significance, but when we were there the pendulum was done for repairs and it was really cold inside. I probably won't revisit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The inside of this building is amazing. When we went a while ago when there was no renovation work going on. But from more recent reviews there seems as if the dome is covered which is a massive shame. Would recommend checking the status of the work before going just in case. But even if the dome is covered there... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Learned a lot about patron Saint of FrAnce, Genevive. Several well known French are buried down in the crypt. The tomb is not open due to reconstruction. It is the building with a huge naked Mongolian standing the front and side of it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

I am sure this is beautiful under all the metal and tarps, but for now, the dome and the insides are mostly concealed. As of Apr 2014, I wouldn't pay for this one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The building was having restoration work whilst we visited Paris. The building is of historical importance being initially a church and now a mausoleum for famous French citizens. Victor Hugo, Voltaire, Braille, Marie Curie, Dumas, Rousseau are some of the famous people interred here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Amazing and breathtaking mausoleum! I can't describe you how beautiful this building is.. you should go and see it by yourself.. if you miss it you will miss a lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

There's a fee to go inside. But I believe it's worth it. The art shown is amazing and the crypt as well. It a must-see attraction because is unique in its own way. I loved everything that I saw inside.

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