The Church of St. Genevieve, built by the architect Soufflot starting in 1764 on order by King Louis XV, became the Panthéon in 1791. A lay temple dedicated to France’s great men, the Panthéon is a spectacular memorial to 19th, 20th and 21st century French history. Neoclassical architecture, paintings, sculptures and the scientific experiment of Foucault's pendulum are confronted with religious and republican symbols in this place of national remembrance in an interdisciplinary educational approach.

Students will be educated on strong civic and republican values by exploring the lives and principles of those buried at the Panthéon (Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Jean Jaurès, Jean Moulin, Pierre and Marie Curie and others).

To visit the website of the Quatre Vies en Résistance exhibition and view the educational resources, click here.


- “Resistances”: Tour related to the four resistance fighters who joined the Panthéon on 27 May 2015 and the exhibition “Quatre Vies en Résistance” showing at the monument.

- “Secularism, a process”: A tangible exploration of a complex notion and a look at its rise in France.

Tour-workshop: 2 hours (2½ hours on Wednesdays) – €110 (€61 Priority Education Zones) – From Year 4 / 3rd Grade to high school

Information: +33 (0)1 44 32 18 01

Booking for tour-workshops required at least one month in advance: resaoffreeducative.pantheon@monuments-nationaux.fr


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