"from church to mausoleum" Panthéon Tip by sachara

Panthéon, Paris: 108 reviews and 253 photos

   
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  • Dome of the Pantheon - Paris
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The Pantheon is a giant domed monument and landmark, that you can see from far, rising high above Quartier Latin.

In 1744 after an illness Louis XV directed to build a church ressembling the panth?on in Rome. This church of St Genevieve was completed in 1790. Later in 1791 the church is converted into a mausoleum for the great men of the era of French liberty.

The Pantheon is a good example of the 18th century neoclassic architecture. Underneath the high dome you see a circle of elegant columns.

Address: Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris
Directions: Metro: Luxembourg
Phone: 01 43 54 34 51
Website: http://www.pantheon.monuments-nationaux.fr/en/

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  • Updated Mar 28, 2005
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