"Pantheon" Panthéon Tip by Irato

Panthéon, Paris: 108 reviews and 253 photos


The king Louis XV founded this building as a votive church after his recovering from serious illness. During the French Revolution it was changed into the mausoleum with the tombs of Wolter, Hugo, Rousseau, Zola. It’s a beautiful building, excellent example of 17th century architecture. But why I’m here? Well, I read Umberto Eco’s “The pendulum of Foucault”(not sure if it’s English title) and then I discovered I could see this pendulum here. So, because of my curiosity I did it. Since then it is the house of the pendulum for me.

Address: RER – Luxembourg – line B
Directions: Near Rue Clotilde.
Phone: +33 1 44 32 18 00
Website: http://www.paris-pantheon.fr/en/

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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