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Address: Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 01 44 32 18 00

With the Pantheon, architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot met Louis XV’s wish...

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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Pantheon, Paris

Fantastic place to visit especially if you want a panoramic view of the city. Lots to see inside including the burial vaults below. remember that it is 206 steps to the top so be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Among the touristic spots in Paris, this is fairly cheap (8 euros) and you won't regret. There are several cool things to see, like a pendulum, and some other things related to history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was nice to walk around and try to catch a view of the full structure, but i felt no need to go inside. Very impressive, but in a city of impresive buildings, it gets lost a bit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stumbled upon the Pantheon after getting the wrong directions. It is tucked away in a side street. We are so glad we took the time to find it and explore this historical building. Very interesting and full of some of history that is little known. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic place to visit especially if you want a panoramic view of the city. Lots to see inside including the burial vaults below. remember that it is 206 steps to the top so be prepared!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If, like me, you felt the need to pay homage to some of France's great minds (Hugo, Voltaire, Curie, etc.) then by all means go. The building has an austere elegance when compared with other tourist sites in Paris. However, it is a bit pricey for entry and, if you're on a budget or pressed for time, you can skip... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After visiting the Latin Quarter and the Sorbonne University, we visited this building. It is a huge building with lots of frescoes on the walls. It has the massive pillars and the centrepiece is the perpetual clock operated by the pendulum swinging from the centre dome. It has many interesting facets including the tombs. There were also a couple of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a fantastic piece of history in the middle of a gorgeous city. A must see in Paris. Convenient to just about everything.

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The main chamber was really good and explained the history of the building. The pendulum experiment was especially good. The catacombs were fascinating as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pantheon was close to our hotel and we decided to "stop by" for a quick visit. It isn't highlighted in tour books but we think it should be. The Pantheon is beautiful. The tour is detailed and very interesting. We definitely recommend a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to visit because it was within walking distance of our hotel and we had visited the Pantheon in Rome so we wanted to do comparisons. It was worth the visit. While not quite as ornate as Rome, there is a rich history and the centerpiece of the main floor- the pendulum timepiece is fascinating. Actually enjoyed going down to... More 

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Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendor and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighborhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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