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Pantheon

Address: Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
Phone Number: +33 01 44 32 18 00
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Ranked #81 of 637 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: With the Pantheon, architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot met Louis XV’s...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Cultural
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 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The catacombs of the Pantheon are truely awesome. To see Victor Hugo's tomb, Marie and Pierre Curie, Louis Braille, Alexandre Dumas, Voltaire, Emile Zola and the list goes on. Walking from room to room and seeing all these old, famous tombs is unbelievable. So many sites in Paris, make the Panteon one of them. You're taken back in time and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I have to admit I was rather surprised by the Pantheon's rather diverse history over the last 250 or so years. That it's a beautifully designed building is undeniable although I couldn't help feeling that it was, like may grand buildings, copied from its much older cousin in Rome. It looks like a place of worship, which indeed was the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Not normally my thing but had a good time here. If you go, go to the crypt and see the tombs. As we went in December it was quiet. Decent value

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Seeing the pantheon was one of the highlights of paris. It was both historical and truly somethingnto,go see. Seeing the tombs of the greats like Madame Curie, Voltaire and Victor Hugo and thinking of all they each added innthe own waynfor humanity was amazing. This is truly a resting place of some of the greatest people of the last couple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We stumbled onto this by luck, but it was worth it. Amazing art work on the walls around the walls, and some very interest and famous people buried in the crypt. It was odd however seeing a modern day picture of people on the dome. Stop by if you have the time but don't make it a priority.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Go at night. The lights play on the details of the carvings and being lit at night makes for awesome pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I haven't visited inside the Pantheon, but I've been past the doors so I got a tiny peek of it. I've looked around and took pictures outside and the architecture of the building (and the other ones in the square) are so beautiful. I've enjoyed being outside, enjoying my day and admiring my surroundings. P.S.: It says that I've been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Main attraction of this 'secular church' is the crypte, where the French state honours his leading historic figures: Rousseau, Voltaire, Jaurés, Victor Hugo.... When I was there several people asked me where Napoleon Bonaparte's grave was. Well, he is one of the exceptions, his grave is not here but in the church of 'Les Invalides'.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Several of the Pantheons around Europe are similar in form and contents, an this one is no exception. On the other hand, the size of the place (huge!) and some of the very famous and important people buried there (like Marie Curie, Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Voltaire, among several others) make this an unmissable stop to the tourist.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The dome was under renovation when we visited, but it's still gorgeous inside. The crypts on the lower floors are eerie but overwhelming.

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