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

I hadn't been here before in several trips to Paris, and I'm glad I made time for it this trip. It is an excellent place to buy your museum pass, as it isn't crowded, so it made... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I hadn't been here before in several trips to Paris, and I'm glad I made time for it this trip. It is an excellent place to buy your museum pass, as it isn't crowded, so it made an excellent first stop this trip. The building is beautiful, larger than I expected, and quite classic in design. I was surprised to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Highlights are building itself, which is spectacular, and seeing Foucault's pendulum and the tombs. Paid my respects to Voltaire, Victor Hugo, and Marie Curie, who is one of very few woman there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice art and a great reminder of the Pantheon in Rome (including the hole in the dome). A must see in Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful, majestic and colorful full of history, art and the most amazing architecture.a mausoleum, a place to burry exceptional Frenchmen who had sacrificed their lives for their country or who had done something great for France. The Pantheon flipped back and forth to a church over the years but eventually assumed its lasting role as a burial place for martyrs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Unlike the more famous Notre Dame, this church has been restored and cleaned of the dirt and grime of centuries. There is a cost to enter but as soon as you do, you'll understand how they spent the monies. I prefer this over Notre Dame and Saint Sulpice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really impressive building. Victor Hugo, Voltaire and the Curies amongst many other notable French luminaries are buried here. The Foucault pendulum is pretty neat. Kids looked it up after we left to see how it works, etc. Definitely worth a visit and it's included in the museum pass. It's in a really pretty neighbourhood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building was interesting against the backdrop of the political transformation of France. It also seems obvious that this was the inspiration for the US national capital building done as well. The crypts are included in the entrance fee and include many influential French including Madame Curie and Louis Braille. We liked the crypt the best. It was all nicely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a surprise for us....we were just doing a walk around from our hotel in Cluny and happened to come across it. Was well worth a look and a must is the crypt downstairs.....it was amazing to see that France has honoured so many of its famous citizens. We also took the Panorama tour and was a tually... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Paris' most well known sites get swamped by tourists in the Summer, but compare the crowds at Sacre Coeur and Notre Dame to the much smaller number visiting here. You can take your time, not get jostled, and actually see the church (not officially a church of course) rather than the hordes occupying it. It's worth taking your time from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First the crypt. It was a surprise to find the buried remains of numbers of well knowns, including Rousseau, Voltaire, and Braille. There are others, but these impressed me. The building itself is a classic, the dome being its central feature. There is a Fucoult Pendulum in the center. A nice science exhibit. The building was cleaned up recently and... 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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