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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." Make Pantheon a part of your Paris vacation plans using our Paris day trip planning app.
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  • Such a gorgeous building. We paid to go in one afternoon, saw the catacombs which had a lot of information. My favourite part was the main building with high decorated ceilings - it was just... 
    Such a gorgeous building. We paid to go in one afternoon, saw the catacombs which had a lot of information. My favourite part was the main building with high decorated ceilings - it was just...  more »
  • Wonderful monument in the Latin Quarter of Paris. Built in the late of 18th century at the behest of King Louis XV of France. In 1791 at the National Constituent Assembly was voted to transform the... 
    Wonderful monument in the Latin Quarter of Paris. Built in the late of 18th century at the behest of King Louis XV of France. In 1791 at the National Constituent Assembly was voted to transform the...  more »
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  • What a find in Paris! I loved this building not only because as students we got free entrance for the monument AND the observation deck with one of the best views of Paris, but because of the incredible interior of this architectural masterpiece. A building that has served too many roles, under too many leaders... It's just steeped in history.
  • Beautiful architecture outside and inside, recommended to purchase e-ticket so no Queue is needed , it will save you some time to travel around other part of Paris. Also, don’t forget to purchase another ticket to go upstairs to see the panorama ! It’s so beautiful and amazing , you can see Eiffel tower from afar, note that you will need to climb around 203 steps ☺️ good stamina is required ! 🤭

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