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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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Very cool interior with a lot of history. Very beautiful murals on the walls and beautiful sculptures. The ceilings are breathtaking! Definitely and sight to see!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place is a must visit for tourist in Paris. We reached there very late. We could get glimpses of Madam Curie's grave. Unfrotulately the Pendolum was also removed for restoration.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Way better than the Pantheon in Rome thick with thiefs (pickpockets) where people wander in at will. This is a much more complex structure with an amazing crypt below that holds the remains of Braille, Victor Hugo, Rousseau, Voltaire, Dumas, Emile Zola, Marie Curie, and more. Loved the exhibit of the brave four resistance fighters above as well as breathtaking... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We purchased the English audio-guide and followed the map provided with the audio station numbers. We were confused for some time as the audio did not seem to match the place on the map. It was not until station 8 which spoke about the murals that we were sure there was a problem. Station 8 is in the Crypt where... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We did not go inside because we refused to pay 8.5€ (too expensive) for visiting it. We just view it from the street and it is an amazing construction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The best portion of the pantheon was the lower portions of the visit. While somber, the tombs of those who have helped the country through the revolution, the arts, and sciences were well worth the stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A place missed on regular tourist trails. I just came across the place accidentally. Had read about the Focault's pendulum in my school days. Little did I realize this was the place where the experiment was undertaken. More importantly this is the place where the French pays homage to everything good in mankind and humanity. Can you believe finding the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very cool interior with a lot of history. Very beautiful murals on the walls and beautiful sculptures. The ceilings are breathtaking! Definitely and sight to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We found ourselves near the Pantheon when it was due to open so we joined the very small line to enter. It was not expensive and was worth it. The Pantheon is very large and not churchlike at all. It is unfair to compare this with the Pantheon in Rome as others have as the one in Rome is so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Apart from being on the "to do/see" list whilst in Paris, entry was also inclusive with the Paris Pass. We arrived early and got a coffee/hot chocolate from across the road at the small cafe, then strolled over to Sainte-Etienne du Mont church to pass the time until Pantheon opened at 10:00am. (Unfortunately this did not open on time so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

While the outside of this secular cathedral is only so-so, the interior is magnificent both in terms of the art and the architecture. Only the french would build a secular building with such a religious feel. The soaring pillars and the enormous spaces are magnificent and the sculptures and wall art fresh and enormously revealing about France and it's national... More 

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