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"Honoring Paris' past" Panthéon Tip by Parklife

Panthéon, Paris: 107 reviews and 246 photos

The Pantheon, located in the Latin Quarter, is a grand structure housing the remains of many of France's heros from history.

The building, finished in 1790, started as a church, turned into a pantheon, reverted back to the church, was secularized, then desecularized and eventually given back to the state.

The building is fascinating, gorgeous architecture, a large gothic dome from which swings a giant pendulum (Foucault's proof that the earth is round) and the historical tombs in the crypt below where the remains of many of France's most distinguished citizens are buried.

Take some time to walk around the inside of the Pantheon and take in the beautiful sculptures showcasing important moments in french history.

Address: Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris
Directions: Latin Quarter
Phone: +33 1 44 32 18 00

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 23, 2003
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