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"The Panthéon - Commissioned by..." Panthéon Tip by Kamen_mali

Panthéon, Paris: 107 reviews and 246 photos

The Panthéon - Commissioned by Louis XV, the Panthéon adopted the Greek model of a cross mounted on a dome. The first cornerstone was laid by the king himself in 1764. Visible from several vantage points in the city, the Panthéon is one of the best examples of neoclassicism. Under the dome hangs a replica of the pendulum used by the physician Foucault in 1851 to demonstrate the rotation of the earth. The crypt, divided into several galleries, contains the sepulchres of illustrious historical figures, reflecting the inscription carried by the stela on the facade: 'The country recognizes its great men.'

Address: Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris
Directions: Near Rue Clotilde.
Phone: +33 1 44 32 18 00

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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