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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 #83 of 632 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Several of the Pantheons around Europe are similar in form and contents, an this one is no exception. On the other hand, the size of the place (huge!) and some of the very famous and important people buried there (like Marie Curie, Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Voltaire, among several others) make this an unmissable stop to the tourist.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The dome was under renovation when we visited, but it's still gorgeous inside. The crypts on the lower floors are eerie but overwhelming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A spectacular building. Steeped in history and very enjoyable to walk around. My girlfriend and I spent 90 minutes walking around marvelling and the open spaces. It size and architecture is stunning. We thoroughly recommend a visit while in Paris.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

All of the greats are here: Voltaire, Moliere, Pierre and Marie Curie and many more. Essentially this is a secular cathedral designed to pay tribute to those who achieved greatness for France in the fields of politics, culture, science or philosophy. It takes around 1-2 hours to see the highlights and, as commented upon by others here, the atmosphere is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The crypts are the interesting feature here, with the final resting places of such people as Marie and Pierre Curie, Alexander Dumas and Emile Zola.

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Simi Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Not to be morbid, but it is a mausoleum. It is quite grand and justly honors those interred. The energy in the interior is that of pride and respect. You can wander freely in the necropolis and be in awe at the presence of such personalities as Victor Hugo, Marie Curie, Voltaire....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Found this to be a very informative and wonderful visit. Was not very busy at all, and a beautiful monument.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Though the Pantheon was under reconstruction, when we were there, it was a very impressive building. They wanted to copy the Pantheon of Rome. It was somewhat successful, but it is difficult to tell, as it was covered inside and outside - scaffolding/drapes outside and drapes inside. Still it is worth to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Right from the start we got the feeling this was going to be a different mausoleum. The outside is imposing and inside its no different. The open space and gigantic structures and artwork are just as imposing as the outside. And then there was the crypt - a solemn place but such an interesting layout with the most famous and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

and for humans too. This is an extraordinarily beautiful secular mausoleum, erstwhile Catholic burial site finished in 1790 where many luminaries are buried including some of the remains of one of the Patron Saints of Paris, St. Geneviève. A copy of Foucault's Pendulum is also here, which is totally fascinating. As other reviewers have noted, there is no line here,... More

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