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Pantheon

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Temple

Business Hours

Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Address

Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris, France

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About Pantheon

At the Pantheon in Paris some of the most distinguished French luminaries are buried. This includes Voltaire, the Curies and Victor Hugo. The mausoleum features a neoclassical style, with a facade designed like the Pantheon in Rome. Its interior includes grand columns, vibrant frescoes and a dome rising 83 meters high. The Pantheon was built in the second half of the 18th century. The Pantheon was commissioned by King Louis XV for the patron saint of Paris, Saint-Genevieve.
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Getting Around

By Subway: Take Line 10 to Cardinal Lemoine station or Maubert-Mutualité station.
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Helpful Information

There is an audio guide of the Pantheon available in foreign languages.
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Special Events

The Pantheon is where many great men are laid to rest, such as VIctor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, and the Curies. The coffins of 72 great men are in the mausoleum’s main burial chamber. The Pantheon was originally a church ordered by Louis XV. At the time of the construction Louis XV was ill and he wished to build a church for Saint Genevieve. After that the church was taken over during the French Revolution. The church was modeled after the Roman Pantheon, it is very exquisite with detailed fresco paintings on the inside that are definitely worth taking a look.
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Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris, France
These are the places that you must visit near pantheon: Institut de France, Paris-Sorbonne University, Musee de la Prefecture de Police, Place de la Contrescarpe, Saint-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet

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