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Panthéon Paris: Guide to an Architectural Marvel

The Panthéon is one of the most famous historic heritage of Paris. The word Panthéon is taken from the classic Greek word πάνθειον, pántheion which means “temple to all gods”.  This incredible piece of architecture was build between 1758 and 1790. Jacques-Germain Soufflot and Jean-Baptiste Rondelet were the main architects of this great monument which was built as a church at first and after few decades was converted into a mausoleum.

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This monument went through many modifications and changes due to damage done during the First and Second World War, which gives tourists to witness various architectural styles like – Neoclassical, Gothic style, Corinthian architectural patterns.

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Panthéon in Paris – How to visit, Ticket Prices, and Timings

1. How to visit Panthéon in Paris

  • Address – Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris
  • By Bus – Bus no 27, 38, 84 and 89 can help you take there.
  • By Metro – Panthéon are Mairie Du Ve (150 metres) and  Lycee Henri IV (170 metres) are nearest metro stations

2. Ticket Prices For Panthéon

  • For an adult (18+) – costs around €11.50
  • For children (below 18) – Free entry
  • To visiting the upper floor area you will have to buy another ticket onsite for €2
  • Free entry on days like – European Heritage Days, 1st Sunday of – Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov and Dec.

3. Timings For Visiting Panthéon

  • Timing may vary accordingly – 10:00 – 18:30
  • The last admission for visiting Panthéon is 45 minutes before closing
  • No big bags and luggage are allowed inside the Panthéon

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Inside of Panthéon in Paris

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1. Foucault’s pendulum

Foucault’s pendulum demonstrates the Earth’s rotation by French physicist Jean-Bernard-Léon Foucault. The pendulum in Panthéon is the first pendulum and very much popular. You can also see this Foucault’s pendulum in cities like New York, Jaipur, Vienna and more.

2. The Crypt

The mausoleum is a building housing tombs in it. Famous personalities for example Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de Mirabeau (The first person buried in Panthéon), Victor Hugo, Voltaire, Jean Moulin, Louis Braille and many more. The crypt in Panthéon is very popular and praised for its architecture inside.

3. Rooftop

Panthéon visit is incomplete without visiting the Dome. 267 steps take you to the top (a bit of tiring but worth it!) of the Panthéon offering the breathtaking and panoramic view of the city. So, do click a lot of pictures!!!

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Facts related to Panthéon in Paris

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1. No woman was buried before 1995

The woman named Marie Curie, a French chemist and physicist who won Nobel Peace Prize was the first woman to get buried in Panthéon in the year 1995 (Such a long time right!!!)

2. Panthéon in Paris is a twin of Panthéon in Rome

This gigantic monument in Paris was inspired by the Panthéon in Rome, and therefore the only major difference is Panthéon in Rome is a church and Panthéon in Paris is you know a mausoleum.

3. Panoramic view of the city

Want a picturesque view of the whole city? The top of the Panthéon can give you chills and makes you fall in love with the 360° view of the city as it lies in the centre of Paris. Still, thinking to visit?

4. Built before the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel tower was build in the year 1887 to 1889 and Panthéon was built around 1758 and 1790. Panthéon is also one of the most visited monuments with the Eiffel Tower and Sacré-Cœur.

5. Transformation After French Revolution

This monument was originally a church made by the orders of King Louis XV, and therefore after the French revolution, this church got converted into a mausoleum to honour people who passed away fighting.

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Places to visit near Panthéon in Paris

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1. Luxembourg Garden

This extraordinary garden was built in the 17th century to complement the Luxembourg palace with a total area of around 23 hectares. A ravishing site with a variety of plants and flowers, and a famous Medici fountain. Therefore, the perfect place to relax.

2. Sainte-Chapelle

A gothic chapel with amazing architecture and stained glass is a highly visited place by both locals and tourists. A perfect place to explore and have peace near Panthéon.

3. Musée d’Orsay

Musée d’Orsay, one of the largest art museums is on the left bank of the Seine. Masterpieces by painters including Van Gogh, Berthe Morisot, Degas, Renoir, Sisley, and many more can be explored there. So, a perfect place for all the art lovers out there.

4. Statue de Corneille

Statue de Corneille is a statue of Pierre Corneille, a great French play writer. The statue initially was built in bronze but later on, was changed into stone. The statue is admired by many tourists.

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Places to eat near Panthéon in Paris

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1. Comptoir du Panthéon

It is a 3-4 minute walk away bistro. It is one of the finest and vegetarian-friendly places to eat. Comptoir du Panthéon is one of the highest visiting places for meals by tourists as it is quite near to Panthéon.

  • Address – 5 Rue Soufflot, 75005 Paris

2. La Capannina

A perfect place for Italian food lovers. A popular restaurant near Panthéon and provides the finest Italian food.

  • Address – 64 Rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève, 75005 Paris

3. La Table de Colette

An Haute French restaurant near Panthéon provides you fine dining with many different courses and wines. A popular place to eat as it provides a rooftop dining experience too.

  • Address – 17 Rue Laplace, 75005 Paris

4. Jozi café

A perfect place to have coffee, pancakes, and pastries lovers out there. It is near Panthéon and visited by tourists in large numbers.

  • Address – 3 Rue Valette, 75005 Paris

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FAQ For Pantéon In Paris

When was Panthéon in Paris built?

This incredible piece of architecture was build between 1758 and 1790.

What are the ticket prices for visiting Panthéon in Paris?

For an adult (18+) – costs around €11.50
For children (below 18) – Free entry

What is Foucault’s pendulum?

Foucault’s pendulum demonstrates the Earth’s rotation. French physicist, Jean-Bernard-Léon Foucault prepared it.

What is the architectural style of Panthéon in Paris?

The architectural style of Panthéon in Paris is Neoclassical.


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