We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pantheon

Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
+33 01 44 32 18 00
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #77 of 733 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book a Tour

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
Write a Review

889 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    398
    336
    133
    17
    5
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I was immediately awed at the size of the columns on the building as well as the intricate artistry on the walls. My understanding is that French heroes who contributed to the advancement of science, or to war are buried here on the recommendation of the members of Parliament. The inscription in front of the building translates "To the great... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kingwood, TX
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful building, but while we were there, the ceiling and floor were covered by some type of material. It was an interesting way to do it - seemed to be vinyl with faces covering it. Overall, this is a wonderful building, but wait for the renovation to be done.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hillsborough
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is where France buries its literary and scientific heroes. What makes this place interesting is that it has been both a church and a secular monument during its history. The crypt is the best part. Rousseau and Voltaire are both there. Typical of the French - unable to make up their minds about how to use the place. Worth... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomington, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Some of the best restaurants we ever found in Paris are around the Pantheon. Awesome food at very reasonable prices and some of the friendliest people in Paris.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I visited Paris so many times but never got the chance to put the Pantheon on my list until recently and i don't regret it. The history behind its construction is impressive and for the fans of classic architecture in France will enjoy this monument and its underneath gallery where lie all the tombs of the great men and women... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mendocino, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This will be a short review. If you have limited time in Paris do not spend time here. While there are a few interesting things to see and learn it is not a place you should spend time at when time is at a premium. If you have weeks and are looking for things to do, visit the Pantheon, otherwise,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Atlanta, GA
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It is still beautiful and very interesting but you couldn't see the ceiling which is one of the highlights when visiting. It is on the museum pass so if you have one I'd say stop in.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Thessaloniki Region, Greece
Top Contributor
323 reviews 323 reviews
275 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It is very impressive. It seems so in the photos, but you can't realize it if you don't have the opportunity to stand in front of it. You have to see it but it doesn't worth it to actually visit it, since you will pay a rather expensive ticket to see the tombs of famous Frenchmen.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Redhead, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

May be better once refurbishment is complete. If you have a museum pass and it cost nothing go for an hour then spend the rest do the day at the Luxembourg gardens. The other issue is that most of the signage is in French...so unless you can read French it is hard to be interested in the famous people buried... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Dome under construction so wasn't great for photos on the outside.....but the inside was amazing! Beautiful works of art---paintings and sculptures. The crypts of many historical figures down below was impressive and moving. It is a must see even with the construction!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Pantheon also viewed

Paris, Ile-de-France
Paris, Ile-de-France
 

Been to Pantheon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Pantheon, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing