Panthéon

Panthéon, Paris: Hours, Address, Panthéon Reviews: 4.5/5

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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: 5th Arr. - Panthéon
How to get there
  • Cardinal Lemoine • 5 min walk
  • Luxembourg Station • 6 min walk
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Woman3
84 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
I really love the Pantheon, this was my second visit. The history is so interesting. I definitely recommend getting the audio guide to help with the history. The building is a great representation of the juxtaposition between secularism and religion in France. The Crypt below is a must see with Voltaire, Marie Curie, Dumas, Zola, etc. I feel like this is a Paris sight that gets slept on by first time tourists, but if you are a history person, this is worth it.
Written November 26, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia12,348 contributions
Dec 2019
Originally built as a church in honor of Paris patron Saint St. Geneivive, the Pantheon in Paris became a mausoleum after the famous Victor Hugo was buried here. After him many other famous residents such as Voltaire, Zola, Dumas, Marie Curie, etc where also buried here.
The walls around have great frescoes depicting St. Geneivive and moments from French history. It's set in the famous Latin quarter and is a place not to be missed.
Entry fee is pretty steep, becoming a significant expense for a family of 4, but luckily you save some with the museum pass.
Written January 25, 2020
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel34,625 contributions
Mar 2022
This is one of the "must" sites in Paris.
It's absolutely spectacular, and even people who are not interested in French recent and old history would be in awe by this magnificent building.
Don't miss the crypt, but make sure to dress in warm clothes while visiting it, as it's literally freezing.
Written April 1, 2022
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bsandrs
Portsmouth, UK23,075 contributions
Feb 2020
We have been to Paris on a number of occasions but for some reason never visited The Pantheon. We knew that it was a spectacular architectural building, but were unaware of the huge scale which became apparent as we climbed the hill. The architecture, paintings and sculpture are superb and we ran out of time allowing only a brief glimpse of the many vaults. It will certainly be top of our list on the next visit to the City and it really is up there with the Must Do buildings in Paris.
Written March 4, 2020
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RDS61
Chester, UK1,660 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
The Parthenon build to commentate France’s eminent generals and citizens is breathtaking. The walls are painted with murals from floor to ceiling and altar is flanked by magnificent statues. In the crypt below are the tombs if many French luminaries including Braille, Marie Curie, Victor Hugo, Emile Zola and many military leaders.
I would highly recommend visiting.
Written March 15, 2020
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Fred M
Summerville, SC2,043 contributions
May 2019
The Pantheon in Paris might be considered an architectural wonder. The dome, the pillars, the layout, and the catacombs offer both beauty and variety. The crypts for France's luminaries truly take one back in time and can be somewhat chilling. The numerous paintings and sculptures are marvelous. This is certainly one my favorite buildings in an architectural rich Paris. Must see!
Written April 9, 2020
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mjomidi
Tehran, Iran74 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
An amazing landmark of the city. The Panthéon's neoclassical dome stands out as one of the most recognizable icons in the skyline of Paris. Originally a church and now a mausoleum that since 1791 has served as the resting place of some of France's greatest thinkers, including Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Louis Braille, Alexandre Dumas and Victor Hugo.
This impressive architectural masterpiece certainly worth a wander.
Written July 5, 2020
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Luisguiper
Bogota, Colombia1,016 contributions
Jun 2019
Imposing building with a beautifully decorated interior. Many awesome frescoes and statues decorate the main high nave. A crypt is also found here for those who want to see the grave of some French historical people. Its construction started in the middle of the 18th century, and it started as a church, but later on, during the French Revolution, it received the name of Pantheon when it was consecrated to important French citizens. The architecture is an example of neoclassical style. Fast access with the Paris Museum pass. Narrow toilettes in site. I spent roughly an hour visiting this building.
Written April 25, 2020
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA3,714 contributions
Aug 2019
I just went on my own without tour or reservation. A Totally Breathtaking experience! The audio guide is very detailed, but it was amazing wandering all around the huge area and humbling to go down into the crypt where all the amazing architects of history lay. Almost overwhelming to wander in the footsteps of so many great souls, and contemplate the hundreds, even thousands of years of events this area witnessed.
Written March 11, 2020
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SML
1 contribution
Dec 2019
Architecturally, this is a beautiful building and the painting are lovely, but if you are a Christian like me, you may not want to give it your financial support. The French usurped this building from The Church during during the French Revolution, gave it back, then took it again. They call it "The Temple to Great Men" - total arrogance. The French should tremble at their arrogance towards God and give it back to make amends. Psalm 2
Written January 2, 2020
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