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Pantheon

Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
+33 01 44 32 18 00
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Ranked #80 of 762 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

I feel the Pantheon is worth seeing since it doesn't take up a chunk of time. I enjoyed walking around and seeing the crypt.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Situated in the Latin Quarter, the building looks very impressive from the outside. It was under renovations when we went to visit, so - to my disappointment - we couldn't have seen the Foucault's Pendulum. When it comes to the crypts, I have to say, I was underwhelmed. After seeing the crypts of Wawel in Krakow, Poland and Napoleon's tomb,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There are many recognizable names here -- Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Marie Curie, ... Another emotional experience for me was seeing the honored names from the French Revolution. The building itself is impressive.

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Sleaford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This reminded us of Rome. Like many of the buildings we saw, the architecture was stunning. Beautiful works of art inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Rome's is older, this one is better. Lots of murals, sculptures, and such in a domed building on the design of Rome's Pantheon. A bit of a trek from Notre Dame and the Conciergerie, but worth the trip. Pleasant area of town with shops and cafes. Latin Quarter student atmosphere helps it feel young and hip.

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Stavanger Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

After visiting other crowded Paris attractions, this was a welcome break from the crowds. The building and paintings were spectacular and the crypts of Voltaire etc. we're incredibly interesting. We stopped here with the kids for about an hour before heading over to nearby Luxembourg gardens. I definitely recommend a visit to the Pantheon!

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Lindenwold, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Like many of the buildings we saw, the architecture is beautiful. Im sure it was a monumental feat to construct this building and the manpower that must have gone into this. Prepare to do a lot of walking as there are lots a stair cases to climb and catacombs to explore.

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Regina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Very nice, but after being in the 'original' Pantheon in Rome the week before, it paled in comparison. The 'art' of a bunch of faces on the roof and floor was kind of tacky and took away from the majestic effect of the place, unfortunately. Visiting the crypts was interesting, and the artwork and architecture were great as well. It's... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I didn´t much like the place, however my 19-year old daughter loved it so the average rating is very good. She was amazed at the size of it and its grandeur, plus she thought it was exciting to see the tombs of Rousseau, Voltaire, Dumas... I think though it is more like a place for french people than foreigners -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A wonderful building with beautiful works of art inside. The crypt is full of (buried) major figures in French history and s fascinating. A superb example of neo-classical architecture and of world importance.

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