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Pantheon is the secular burial place of many notable people who helped to form the history and identity of France, such as Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Marie Curie. Built from 1764 to 1790, this monument is a masterpiece by the famous architect Soufflot, who built it as a church in dedication to St. Genevieve. This early example of neoclassical architecture has a façade modeled on the Pantheon in Rome, topped by a dome that owes some of its character to Bramante's "Tempietto." From the outside, marvel at the massive portico of Corinthian columns as well as the triple dome. Inside, you can't help but to notice the coffered inner dome covered with an ornately painted fresco by Antoine Gros, called "The Apotheosis of Saint Genevieve." Make Pantheon a part of your Paris vacation plans using our Paris day trip planning app .
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  • October 6, 2017
    It is an ex-iglesia that now functions as a mausoleum of some of the most important and representative of the history of France and in some cases, of the world... the building has an extraordinary architecture, beautiful inside and out, the crypts are amazing, a little gloomy, but amazing history that building houses is awesome, a must during your visit to Paris.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Beautiful Parisian monument which is located the mountain of Ste Geneviève, very imposing. "To the great men, the grateful homeland" inscribed on the pediment. The dome has to be redone. Very beautiful view over Paris.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Finally made it to the Pantheon after many visits to Paris over the years and its genuinely jaw dropping. Costing 8 or 9 euro to get in which is pretty decent value. Dont forget to wander down into th...  more »
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  • August 2, 2017
    The only reason I am not giving this amazing place five stars is because there is nobody in the crypt that keeps all of the kids that visit from running around and being very noisy when they should be respectful in this place of remembrance. Great place where you can see the tombs of important and notable people of France. I just find it amazing that you can go and see and walk around Voltaire's casket. Truly incredible! Visited in June of 16 for the first time on my third trip to the city of light.
  • September 11, 2017
    Every time, I look at it, or pass by this, I am filled with admiration for architecture, for the scientific experiment that was carried out inside to show the rotation of the Earth. A must must visit if you love science. Te building has been renovated and cleaned recently and it looks very beautiful now.
  • September 27, 2017
    Amazing architecture and some great history! Fun fact, Marie and Pierre Curie are buried here! Go check out the crypts! I recommend everyone to put this on the list
  • September 30, 2017
    On this trip we found almost all major locations under maintenance... But still, It is a beautiful place to visit. Full of history, and famous and important people down the cryps that you should pay a visit and pay your respects.
  • September 8, 2017
    Interesting paintings on the walls depict historic period of time. Amazing architecture. There is a huge and beautiful crypt downstairs of many famous people: Victor Hugo, Marie Curie, Louis Braille, and lots more.

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