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Pantheon

Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
+33 01 44 32 18 00
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Ranked #84 of 750 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The building is under going some repair work at the moment but still well worth a visit, fabulous artwork and the burial chamber;s of some of the greats from France including Victor Hugo, Marie Curie, Dumas and many more, Didn't appreciate the huge pictures of faces covering the floor and dome area, something more fitting would be far better.

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This building is beautiful! The murals on the wall are gorgeous and really tell a story, my children loved looking at the different panels and telling me what they saw. The crypts are very interesting. A lot of famous names you will recognize. I found the 'art' covering the floor and ceiling to be a bit off. I would have... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The title is a bit of a double entendre. The dome is closed for renovations and is covered with a building-size photograph of people. Images of these same people are also embedded on the floor of the Pantheon. Finally, some of France's most famous people are buried in the crypt. Pros: covered by the museum pass; there's a fantastic pictorial... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is an amazing building it sit among a collections of older buildings. There is a courtyard out front that gives it a party atmosphere. It is vey large inside full of beautiful alters the ceiling is the most amazing structure ever created. If you are not careful you will miss the most amazing mosaic floor that is absolutely Hugh.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It is full of graves of great men Voltaire, Rousseau, Marie and Pierre Curie, Dumas, Hugo, just to name a few. Also many generals of Napoleon era were buried there such as Lannes. The architecture is lovely. Consider going if you have plenty of time but skip in favour of other sites if you only have 2-3 days

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great memorial to France's best. Dome is still under repair but great artwork on the floor and walls makes up for that. Something to do that is a bit different from the normal Paris museum tours.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The box office still sell tickets after 17:15 at the time, legitimately it should be closed. They try to charge foreign students studying in France (We shouldn't pay for entrance actually ). I kindly asked the guy works there how much should I pay because there is no clear indicator that we are grarantied free entrance and he took the... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It is exactly what you would expext from a pantheon: you've got a crypt full of dead men France judged to be their noblest. The great thing is that they've got a small biography for each of them, not leaving the visitor to simply stare at stone graves. Too bad Foucault's pendulum is temporarily out and the dome closed for... More

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Pantheon attracts many tourists though its dome is under restoration. There are many other beautiful stuff you can find inside the pantheon. I just loved the architecture on the ceiling. Lower floor has crypts of great men. By burying its great men in the Panthéon, the Nation acknowledges the honour it received from them. you can find the crypt of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We as a couple visited here in October 2012. We walked to the Pantheon from the Eiffel Tower. My husband and I are avid walkers. Excellent value and a great history lesson. Architecture is stunning too. That can be said for much of Paris city centre.

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