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Pantheon

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Address: Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France
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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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This building is a paradox - designed as catholic cathedral & becoming later the temple of atheism - the Christ protruding his hand to bless those who were blaming him. Russo... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 June 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

This building is a paradox - designed as catholic cathedral & becoming later the temple of atheism - the Christ protruding his hand to bless those who were blaming him. Russo & Voltaire are buried here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

It is a national monument and the place for the national heroes. Nothing much except the story of jean d arc. Dont miss he crypt under thr pantheon. 7.5 euro is a bit expensive compare to other museum/attraction in Paris.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Very ornate on the outside and very beautiful on the inside. The outside very is free, but inside is a small charge that is worth it! Also don't forgot to check out the crypts below.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

The pantheon is an impressive building on its own and contains the ashes of famous dignitaries for the freedom and the spirit of French values. Your museum pass gains you free entry. It is historically impressive. I suggest taking the audio guide. You can spend about 1-2 hours depending on your level of interest. The variety of people buried under... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Most people who reviewed probably didn't see the crypt area.. Famous persons to the liking of Rousseau and Voltaire and former colonial governors were buried here, something I did not know or expected. It was out of our way a bit, but that was ok, it was free and skipped the small line with our Paris Pass. The exterior has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

A great piece of history which displayssome great art pieces and a great dome. Be sureto check out the crypt which has Marie Curie and Louis Brailes buried. The latter being the inventor of braille for blind people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

This was an amazing building to look at both inside and out. The immense size of the place and how it was constructed so many years ago was overwhelming. Make sure you visit the crypt within the building as there many worthwhile pieces of info down there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

This is a must see for the architecture and the art. I have been here three times and there is always something going on in addition to the building. Last time I was there, though, the building was being refurbished so that access to the gallery and views over Paris was not allowed, which was disappointing. I think it should... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

An amazing structure; inspiring and enormous. Originally designed as a church, but changed course because of the 1789 revolution. Impressive columns and the sheer solidity of the construction. There are many important French citizens interred in the crypts below the main floor. Victor Hugo and Monsieur and Madame Curie have been interred here. Well worth an hour or two to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

So much power, history, culture, architecture in just one building. Very impressed by the Pantheon. So recommend it!

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The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour 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 neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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