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  • 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
The Panthéon (Latin: pantheon, from Greek πάνθειον (ἱερόν) '(temple) to all the gods') is a building in the Latin Quarter in Paris. 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.
  • Rich Warych

    3 hours ago

    A very impressive building modelled partly after the Pantheon in Rome celebrating the great French Heroes such as Victor Hugo, Marie Currie, Voltaire, etc.. The crypt is a bit of let down. I was expecting more glorified tombs instead I found pretty plain ones. Not really befitting such great people interred there. The interior and dome are very impressive. Admission should be a bit less.

  • Suraj Panigrahi

    a month ago

    I just loved this place. A walk around the 'Latin quarter' nearby and the 360 degree panorama view are worth it. One should definitely visit France before one turns 26. Almost all the national monuments are free for students and the youth. The Pantheon is massive by it's architecture. Climbing 206 stairs to get a glimpse of the PARIS city from the top is definitely worth your effort.

  • Yossi Twizer

    20 days ago

    Iconic part of Paris in the heart of the Latin Quarter. It is hard to imagine how big and impressive the Pantheon is - until you actually see it for the first time. It is beautiful from the outside and from the inside and a must visit place along other iconic symbols of Paris.

  • Rene

    18 days ago

    The Pantheon is the burial place of noteworthy Parisians. The building itself is beautiful. I finally had a chance to visit it on my second trip. Nice artwork inside.

  • Julien Reynes

    a month ago

    Always crowdy (you may have to wait sometimes at the entry) It is a unique and amazing building of the French history. Definitely worth the visit. The building from inside is huge and well decorated. Enjoy the visit of the underground part!