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Address: Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 01 44 32 18 00
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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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definately worth the visit

the architecture is fantastic and going into the lower level is great some of the artwork is incredible

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Pantheon is the final resting place of some of the most prominent figures in French history. This monumental building does not fail to impress. It feels very spacious and grand. The dome is truly imposing and looks amazing inside and out. The dome itself and the famous Foucault's pendulum make the visit to the Pantheon worthwhile. All the majestic... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped by the Pantheon having just been to the Jardin Du Luxembourg and would definitely recommend stopping if in the area. The architecture is stunning and certainly to be admired. There are a few cafes on the main street leading to the Pantheon and also a few boutique stores where you can pick up some nice antique souvenirs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the architecture is fantastic and going into the lower level is great some of the artwork is incredible

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The pantheon has a lot of history behind it! It is really nice going there but also getting to know all of its history. The cripts of all the important french men are not to miss!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Panteon is magnificent for its imposing architecture, inside you will find some beautiful paints and at the underground there are some tombs of famous people like Rousseau.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like just crypts I think it's easier to like the pantheon. The pendulum of Foucault is the nice thing in visit, however I thought it was expensive visit. The visit to the dome is closed in the winter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally, this was a church built as a vow given by King Louis XV during his illness. It was designed in 1755 by marquis Abel-Francois Poisson in a form of a Greek cross, 110 meters long, 84 meters wide and 83 meters high. The church was dedicated to St. Genevieve, but its purpose was soon changed to be a mausoleum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of Paris's grand historic and beautiful buildings. Many historic and noted people are entombed here. Definitely worth a visit. Would love to revisit in months you can go onto roof. Sadly not in winter.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place buried famous people who had contributed to the country in one way or the other, as recognition for their contribution. Bought audio guide but still couldn't appreciate and understand why this place is worth a tour. I gave 3 stars because it's not for me. This place might be more tour-worthy for people who could appreciate it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a good visit and quiet interesting. Would have been better if we could have gotten the audioguide which were unavailable for some reason & we were not told why they were unavailable as other people have them and they still had a big stack you could see behind the desk. The cashier we bought our ticket off was... More 

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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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