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Address: Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France
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+33 1 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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It's a huge block of stone :) but a nice one at that and not far from some of the other sites of the city so it's a few minutes extra walk that's worth the time to get a nice... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had never visited the 5th Arrondissement in Paris... What a pleasant surprise !! This building keeps the remains of the "Grands Hommes", important persons for the French Republic. The building is just impressive, big, clean, beautiful. Plan for at least a couple of hours to visit the different galleries and paintings, and listen to the marvelous history behind this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a huge block of stone :) but a nice one at that and not far from some of the other sites of the city so it's a few minutes extra walk that's worth the time to get a nice photo of it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Memorials to very important leaders of France, scientists, artists and politicians. Come and pick your favorite and pay homage. The building was a church, then a memorial, then a church, then a memorial, etc. Big and impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The architecture of the Pantheon is amazing, and especially the detail to the fine paintings around it, Highly recommended

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With so many great men and women resting there (Gambetta, Jaurès, Zola, Voltaire and Rousseau to name a few), one would expect a more respectful attitude from all visitors. It would be the case in the US or in the UK, but it is unfortunately not the case in France. Some people run, speak loudly, babies cry as if they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is super beautiful. You have fine paintings, architecture and you can find gravea of interesting people like Victor Hugo, the Curie's, Voltaire or Braille. The Foucault pendulum was a surprise.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Expected a similar experience to the Pantheon in Rome but this is a very different place. More a museum celebrating French heros ( even a few females) and has an aura of its own. Almost a labyrinth with the cellar areas somewhat claustrophobic but worth spending time down there. Not overly crowded during our visit, early January & a little... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's definitely worth the modest admission price to see this beautiful building, which includes the burial places of Victor Hugo, Voltaire, Emile Zola, Marie Curie, et al.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so surprised at how significant this place is. Besides being a spectacular building, it also contains the final resting place of luminaries such as Emile Zola, Victor Hugo, Marie Curie and Rousseau.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very different to the one in Rome, there again France is not Italy. Amazing statue that has to be one of the biggest I've ever seen, full of action , reminded me of a scene from Les Miserables . Huge paintings. Don't miss the crypt which is ful of a who's who of great people .

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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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