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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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Paris' Westminister Abby and Tomb of the Unknown

It was built as a church just before the French Revolution and converted to a museum. Entrance is covered by the museum pass, but not the audio-guide or dome climb. A Foucault... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was built as a church just before the French Revolution and converted to a museum. Entrance is covered by the museum pass, but not the audio-guide or dome climb. A Foucault Pendulum is suspended from the dome and you can observe the earth's rotation and set your watch by it.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Commemorates the French Revolution. Beautifully done. Get an audio guide so you know what to look for.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the hotels I stayed at while in Paris was along Saint Germaine which afforded me an amazing view of the Dome of the Pantheon not only from the balcony but even from my bed in a room on the 5th floor! And thus commenced my love for this building and the keenness to visit it for sure. Built... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really cool, interesting place. Artwork, sculptures, crypt, square, facade all cool. Great one time place to visit.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We don't like paying for tourist attractions but we did not regret paying here! The interior is like a big church but amazingly done. The pendulum telling the time accurate was amazing! The tombs of famous people in the basement was spooky - I would not go there by myself! It was cold and eerie - you can even go... More 

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We ended up here by chance and I'm so glad we did. What an awesome sight! The inside is breathtaking and I highly highly highly recommend paying the extra 2€ for the dome tour! The views are some of the best! One of the few spots in Paris you don't need to book in advance.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I got there by accident after roaming the streets around the area, and the Pantheon being so impressive we said to go in. We saw people on top of the building and we thought it's a good idea to have a look around from above. So we went inside... Before actually going in there was a sign at the door... More 

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Beautiful architecture, near Law University and other famous schools. Nice place to take photos and watch the sunset.

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Stunning architecture on the inside. It is quite intriguing to see the animation of Foucault's pendulum in the middle of the Pantheon. There is also a guided climb up to the outer dome (beautiful views of the city and Eiffel Tower) of the pantheon as well as a crypt (your on your own) which houses the coffins of some well... More 

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This is a do-not-miss part of the Paris experience in my view. Of course go to see the crypts with authors like Voltaire and Hugo entombed - but also spring the extra 2 Euros for the rotunda tour because the 360 degree views are amazing. Doesn't take too long and is a memorable part of a Paris trip.

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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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