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Pantheon

Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
+33 01 44 32 18 00
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Ranked #89 of 786 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This massive building is not a church but more of a mausoleum with many famous French sons resting here, including Rouseau and Braille. A stunning central domed area was undergoing restoration during our visit but is still a very imposing sight with beautiful paintings and sculpture depicting French history.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Nice to see but not worth the ticket price, also under construction with much of it covered up. A good stroll around the university area, but avoid the cafes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Pantheon is one of Paris' foremost attractions and landmarks and you shouldn't miss out on it for any reason. The architecture of the building is stunning and the tombs in the catacombs are those of some of the most famous frenchman to have ever lived. The Pantheon is ideally located right accross the Jardin du Luxembourg and is as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I loved visiting the Pantheon. It was so much more than I expected it to be. Loved walking around in the quite ambiance of this amazing building, looking and reading about all the improtant people from French history. If you have time, its a must see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Stunning building (currently undergoing some restoration). The crypts are especially interesting with all the most important historical French figures being buried there.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Having lived in Paris for nearly 20 years, I have already been several times before but really wanted to see the temporary exhibit of by French artist and photographer, JR. I was not disappointed. The large black and white photographs of faces on the floor and the dome were really striking and such a contrast. I have always loved the... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Containing the tombs of some of the most important people in French history, the Pantheon is well worth a visit. The crypt was the most interesting part for us, with access to many of the tombs possible. To stand just inches away from the remains of Victor Hugo and many other significant people made this a special visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This stop did not impress me. In fairness, it was under construction, but I still did not think it had much to offer American tourists. And, that is okay. It is a great place for French to enjoy their history and see the burial places of some of the great contributors to their society such as Voltaire and the Curies.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Our visit to the Pantheon was very interesting. The exterior and dome of the Pantheon are undergoing restoration, so that portion of the building is "under wraps" and not visible. The main floor interior has a number of wonderful murals, but they are also using the floor for some other type display, which detracts from the majesty of the building.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The outside of the Pantheon, unless you are lucky to come from the front, is deceptive, it looks a little bit seedy, but once you enter all thoughts of the outside disappear. The inside is magnificent, if a little crowded. Unfortunatley I cannot find the works to describe it. This is a definatley must see item

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