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Pantheon

Address: Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
Phone Number: +33 01 44 32 18 00
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Ranked #95 of 624 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: With the Pantheon, architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot met Louis XV’s...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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 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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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Never been before and was a bit worried since it was being repaired that it would not be opened or that parts would be inaccessible. Ok the top wasn't open (not sure if it is in any case) but it was a good €7 spent. The states in the main hall are magnificent as are the wall paintings. The crypts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This was a revisit, many years after the first time. Even more powerful with the wisdom of age and with constant threats on press freedom, a reminder of the power of ideas. The exteriors, interiors, murals and of course, the crypt with the burials of Voltaire, Hugo and more speak for itself. Truly majestic. Material in English is limited but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The Pantheon is an impressive and beautiful building in the Latin Quarter in Paris. In the cinquieme arrondisement, it was originally built as a Church but now is a sort of mausoleum housing the remains of some important French people. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you wasn't culture- this is the place to spend the entire day- Great philosophers, Hugo, next to zola! What an amazing place and only few Euros to get in!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great space and murals to look at. But with no commentaries or tours in English, I didn't get much out of the visit. I would have loved to have learnt about all the people buried there as there was a great lot of information on the displays, but all in French only. So couldn't climb the dome due to renovations.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

There are plenty of guide books and Google to tell you what this is. Having visited most of the major attractions in Paris this was one I hadn't visited previously. The setting and the building is magnificent and the front entrance with its Portico columns looking toward the Eiffel Tower is impressive. The interior is nothing more than a cavernous... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I think this is one of the lesser known attractions but worth going to. It was originally built as a church but after the revolution turned into a crypt for 'great men' (and women). Really beautiful murals on the walls and we got to see Braille's, the Curie's and Voltaire's tombs amongst others!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Panthéon is a neo-Classical church looking over the "Quartier Latin" of Paris, walking distance from the Sorbonne and the Jardin du Luxembourg. When you approach the entrance, it reminds you of the Pantheon in Rome. Originally an abbey dedicated to St. Genevieve (the patron saint of Paris), the building now houses the remains of famous French citizens, particularly literary... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We went to the Pantheon at around 6 in the evening. It was already very dark and the Pantheon was damn scary. The light was quite poor. Nonetheless had we gone in the day light we might have enjoyed the architecture. Maybe another time...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I saw it, and would not make a return visit. I don’t think this is worth the effort to get over here for a tour, but if you do, go into the church that is nearby (Saint Etienne du Mont). This makes the trip over worth the effort. There are tombs in the basement, so you can see where Jean... More 

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