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Pantheon

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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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Beautiful building

Pantheon has served as both a religious and secular building at different times. The area around it is beautiful with some great architecture around. Inside the pantheon is a... read more

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Crypts of the famous people Marie Curie, Voltaire, Rousseau etc. Some great artwork, and outstanding architecture

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took a few photos while walking towards Notre dame from Luxembourg palace. You can take some photos here.

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Pantheon has served as both a religious and secular building at different times. The area around it is beautiful with some great architecture around. Inside the pantheon is a complete departure from all other churches you may have visited in Paris. It was also the hub of science. The crypt is interesting but the whole place is done up confusedly.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting tour. It got a little confusing, and there is quite a bit to see. You could get lost in the architecture alone! The crypt is fascinating, with many famous philosophers and historical figures interred. Worth the visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this is a beautiful building with famous people interred here. You'd expect to see it more in rome than Paris which is what makes it fun to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The building is lovely. We came for the tour to the top. It was confusing as to how to find the tour to the top. We could have made the final tour of the day (at 16:30), but we not properly informed about the tours and we missed this. The crypts were interesting. Unless you make is to the top,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Walked from Ile de la Cite to the Pantheon -- not recommended! It was quite a long walk but we didn't know how to get there so we just followed the map. Still, the Pantheon was worth it. Seeing the tombs of some of my favorite historical figures such as Marie Curie, Victor Hugo and Alexander Dumas, pere, was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this beautiful building is a tribute to the french thinkers and intellectuals. Mary and Pierre Curie are buried here along with many others. after you enjoy the beautiful columns and the wide space on the main floor make sure you check out the crypt. we almost missed it. its a bit tricky to find but dont miss it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pantheon is quite grandiose and magnificent from close proximity, and is, in my humble opinion, the focal point of the 5th arrondisement. The interior is equally grand, with its frescoes and the Foucault pendulum swaying. I've also visited the crypt, where a goodly number of famous French people were interred. I've checked out the final resting places of Pierre... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it's very old and full of very worthy French citizens but it didn't touch us in any way. I feel one must be French to appreciate the purpose and grandeur of the contents. All very worthy and the pendulum is interesting for about a minute. The underground is large and very underground but it leads to an excellent outside... More 

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