"Pantheon" Panthéon Tip by Kuznetsov_Sergey
Panthéon, Paris: 108 reviews and 253 photos
On the hill of Sainte Genevieve Lui XV constructed in 1789 the church of Sainte Genevieve in honour of the healing from heavy illness. But it operated not for long time. During the revolution the church was transformed into the Pantheon - a burial place of great people. Sainte Genevieve is the patroness of the city who in IV century saved Paris from the invasion of gunnes. Only paints illustrating stages from her life remind Sainte Genevieve.
Bypassing the Pantheon it is interesting to observe, how picturesque style of neoclassicism is gradually transformed to a modernist style. Ashes of many well-known Frenchmen are kept in a crypt.
Under a dome of the Pantheon the copy of a pendulum of Foucault by means of which the great physicist has evidently shown hangs, that the Earth spins. The dome is designed on the sample of a dome Sacred Paul in London. 425 steps conduct upward, the panorama to Paris opens from the gallery.
Address: Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris
Phone: 33 1 43 54 34 51
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