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Pantheon, Paris

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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." To visit Pantheon and other attractions in Paris, use our Paris travel itinerary planner.
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  • We did not really plan to go there, but had some hours left and wanted to explore a little bit more of Paris! It was the best we could do!!! It's so beautiful and impressive there, almost better than ...  more »
  • I didn't think that the Pantheon was so big and so beautiful inside: beautiful place full of history, with beautiful frescoes. The crypt is not all austere
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  • We happened upon the Pantheon during our wanderings and were surprised and delighted by the building and its contents. The beautiful wall art would have benefited from more detailed (and better design...  more »
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  • I visit the Pantheon where many famous people buried there including Voltaire, JJ Rousseau and Victor Hugo. Can you imagine these three greatest philosophers are buried in that building which used to be a church. still want to visit Pantheon again because when I visited it in April 2016, I was in hurry to go to Amsterdam.
  • Stunning building inside and out. It also contains the final resting place of a number of historically famous people such as Voltaire, Rousseau and Emile Zola, Marie Curie and Victor Hugo. Well worth a visit and it is covered by the Paris Museum pass.
  • Gorgeous building, inside and out. Crypt beneath is boring, but whatever, still well worth a visit. Afterwards walk a bit to your east and take a stroll down Rue Mouffetard, and it's side streets. Bakeries, creperies, gelato, coffee, chocolate, wine, clothing. Everything you wanted to buy when you came to Paris is right down that street.
  • This building is not well known and is off the beaten path. Italian pantheon has taken its limelight. However, good place to visit if you have time.
  • A good church-style building with great people buried underneath. More than a tomb and more than a church. Not 5 star because didn't get to the top of the building, maybe construction was still undergoing.