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The Panthéon (Latin: pantheon, from Greek πάνθειον (ἱερόν) '(temple) to all the gods') is a building in the Latin Quarter in Paris, France. It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve and to house the reliquary châsse containing her relics but, after many changes, now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens. It is an early example of neo-classicism, with a façade modelled on the Pantheon in Rome, surmounted by a dome that owes some of its character to Bramante's Tempietto. Located in the 5th arrondissement on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, the Panthéon looks out over all of Paris. Designer Jacques-Germain Soufflot had the intention of combining the lightness and brightness of the Gothic cathedral with classical principles, but its role as a mausoleum required the great Gothic windows to be blocked.

Phone

+33 1 44 32 18 00

Website

http://pantheon.monuments-nationaux.fr/

Opening hours

  • Sunday 10:00 - 18:30
  • Monday 10:00 - 18:30
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 18:30
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:30
  • Thursday 10:00 - 18:30
  • Friday 10:00 - 18:30
  • Saturday 10:00 - 18:30
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