Panthéon

Panthéon, Paris: Hours, Address, Panthéon Reviews: 4.5/5

Monuments & Statues • Churches & Cathedrals
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: 5th Arr. - Panthéon
How to get there
  • Cardinal Lemoine • 5 min walk
  • Luxembourg Station • 6 min walk
Popular mentions

4.5
4,466 reviews
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2,178
Very good
1,673
Average
518
Poor
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Terrible
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geord359
High Spen, UK2 contributions
Beautiful Building!
Oct 2020 • Solo
The pantheon is effectively a church/mausoleum. It is the final resting place of many notable figures in French history and I was impressed by its dome and extensive artwork. The pantheon is certainly a feast for the eyes and is a must if you are visiting Paris.
Written 20 October 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia24,881 contributions
Impressive building
Oct 2019
The Pantheon is a lovely building. It was constructed in the second half of the 18th century, primarily to serve as a church, but events conspired and it has actually been a mausoleum for most of its existence. It is worth a visit.
Written 9 September 2020
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Zakia A
4 contributions
Magnifique
Jul 2020 • Solo
One most magnificent building in Paris and incredible painting and statues and best part is the basement!
Written 20 August 2020
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Chris L
Sumter, SC154 contributions
Beautiful design!
Jul 2020 • Couples
Only seen from the outside because we forgot to buy our tickets in advance, still worth the view! The architecture is stunning and the front entryway ceiling is amazing! I would come back to see the inside if it is anywhere close to how well the front is.
Written 8 July 2020
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mjomidi
Tehran, Iran74 contributions
Impressive Architectural Masterpiece
Aug 2019 • Friends
An amazing landmark of the city. The Panthéon's neoclassical dome stands out as one of the most recognizable icons in the skyline of Paris. Originally a church and now a mausoleum that since 1791 has served as the resting place of some of France's greatest thinkers, including Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Louis Braille, Alexandre Dumas and Victor Hugo.
This impressive architectural masterpiece certainly worth a wander.
Written 5 July 2020
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Nick D
Calgary, Canada1,302 contributions
on the bus tour
May 2019
this was an impressive spot on our bus tour - the light was perfect to see this neoclassical building. We walked back later in the evening to see this imposing building with the dome and pillars. Unfortuanley we didn't get to see the frescos or the Crypt on this trip
Written 28 April 2020
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Luisguiper
Bogota, Colombia1,016 contributions
Many frescoes
Jun 2019
Imposing building with a beautifully decorated interior. Many awesome frescoes and statues decorate the main high nave. A crypt is also found here for those who want to see the grave of some French historical people. Its construction started in the middle of the 18th century, and it started as a church, but later on, during the French Revolution, it received the name of Pantheon when it was consecrated to important French citizens. The architecture is an example of neoclassical style. Fast access with the Paris Museum pass. Narrow toilettes in site. I spent roughly an hour visiting this building.
Written 25 April 2020
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Judy M
Houston, TX317 contributions
Gorgeous Architecture and Fascinating Crypt
Feb 2020
Love this place and have visited many times. One adult ticket is only 11 euros. It is worth the time and energy, but first check to see if Foucault's pendulum is back. It was under construction in Feb 2020.
Written 24 April 2020
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Fred M
Summerville, SC2,043 contributions
Totally impressive monument
May 2019
The Pantheon in Paris might be considered an architectural wonder. The dome, the pillars, the layout, and the catacombs offer both beauty and variety. The crypts for France's luminaries truly take one back in time and can be somewhat chilling. The numerous paintings and sculptures are marvelous. This is certainly one my favorite buildings in an architectural rich Paris. Must see!
Written 9 April 2020
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Levi N
Fairfax, VA483 contributions
Unique But Lacking Context
Oct 2019
It's a very pretty setup and the crypt for all of France's luminaries are cool. However, you need a good understanding of French historical figures to get the full impact. Otherwise, it's just a bunch of names. It also doesn't take very long to visit.
Written 29 March 2020
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