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"Aux grands hommes la patrie reconnaissante". The recognized homeland of great heroes. An outstanding building on the top of the hill of Santa Genoveva that keeps the great illustrious men of France.

Originally the Pantheon was to be a Church dedicated to Saint Genevieve, patron saint of Paris, ordained by Louis XV. However, it was finished only a little before the French Revolution, and in 1791, when Mirabeau, one of the inspirers of the revolution died, it was decided to watch over that building and leave it for the French heroes. It gains even greater recognition when Voltaire and Rousseau, eternal enemies, were also placed inside. Famous personalities of the history of France are inside, among them, Emile Zola, Jean Jaurès, Jean Moulin, Louis Braille among others.

The most spectacular funeral of all was in 1885 when all the Parisians accompanied with vivid emotion the tomb of Victor Hugo. Women have been unjustly represented. Only 4 have entered by their own merits. Marie Curie only entered the year 1995 and the last one was Simone Weil, a symbol of female freedom to promote the legality of abortion in France.

Its style is neoclassical, with a facade modeled on the Pantheon in Rome and crowned with a large dome, which at the top of the hill, allowed it to be the tallest building in Paris before the Eiffel Tower was created. At the entrance

Also, the Pantheon is an example of one of the greatest physical experiences demonstrated. 1851, the astronomer Foucault wants to demonstrate the rotation of the earth with a pendulum suspended from the dome. The pendulum was turning on its axis and a circumference around it was noticing their movements, and seeing how it was marking different points which showed that the earth revolved around its axis.


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€ 8.5 Normal Rate. € 6.5 Reduced Price


Luxembourg (RER B)
Place du Pantheon, Paris District 5