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Pantheon

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Address: Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 01 44 32 18 00
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Description: With the Pantheon, architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot met Louis XV’s wish...
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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It is a shame people cannot keep quiet!

This well kept building is a sacred resting place for numerous people such as Joan of Arc. I paid particular homage to Marie Curie. It is such a shame that visitors are not made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Pantheon does not advertise clearly enough that even though the times say it closes at 6 or 630pm, they quit letting in visitors 45 minutes prior to closing time.....this is written in small print and two days in a row we tried to make it at the end of the day as it was close to our hotel(last stop of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful building and was not very crowded at all. The huge paintings are incredible and you can sit and enjoy them at your leisure. We enjoyed to visit and highly recommend it.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This well kept building is a sacred resting place for numerous people such as Joan of Arc. I paid particular homage to Marie Curie. It is such a shame that visitors are not made to keep quiet in such a place, I found it rather embarrassing. The staff should do more to allow people to pay their respects without the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Marvellous combination of both architecture & art! This is as much a part of Paris as any other monument. A must-visit for everyone who visits Paris.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The outside is being renovated but it doesn't effect your inside visit. Very impressive inside.It's purpose is to honor the great heroes of Paris. There are many famous people buried there and you can visit their crypts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A powerful place at Latin Quarter really worth a visit. Walls with frescos, modern sculptures and magnificent dome

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Has a fee to get in, so not as crazy busy as other tourist attractions in Paris. As a result, cool and peaceful inside. Interesting history with audio guide. Many famous people buried there, so has a real sense of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We visoted the Pantheon as part of our day trip ro the area along with the Luxemborg gardens. It was ised as a church as well in the past but now only serves as a mausoleum. The onterior is still spectacular but the crypts below complete the visit. We gained entry with our 4 day museum pass so no entry... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Pantheon is a beautiful place. I only wish that I knew more about the history and people it celebrates. Even without this understanding, the architecture, sculptures, mosaics, and paintings were well worth a visit. The crypt underscores the contribution of France to philosophy, literature, and science as it includes the burial vaults of Rousseau, Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Emile Zola,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Pantheon is the burial place for important citizens of Paris like Voltaire, Rousseau, Emile Zola, Victor Hugo, Marie Curie and Alexandre Dumas. Visit the basement of the building that is a crypt of famous French writers, statesmen and scientists. Make your way to the first floor housing Foucault's Pendulum. Climb to the dome galleries for the spectacular panoramic views... More 

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Address: Address: Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 01 44 32 18 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin

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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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