On Montagne Sainte-Geneviève in Paris, visit the Panthéon, masterpiece of the architect Soufflot.

History of the monument

A grandiose building. Soufflot’s ambition was to outdo the churches of St. Peter's in Rome and St. Paul’s in London.  The monumental peristyle was inspired by the Pantheon commissioned by Agrippa in Rome.
A decorative programme. From 1874 onwards, the sanctuary was decorated with paintings on canvas marouflé illustrating the life of Saint Geneviève and the epic story of the beginnings of both Christianity and the monarchy in France.
The crypt. Visit the tombs of the eminent personalities interred in the crypt who shaped France's national identity. A permanent exhibition gives details about the lives and works of those who are buried here, from Voltaire and Rousseau to Alexandre Dumas.
Foucault’s pendulum. First installed in 1851 and removed then reinstalled in 1995, this device demonstrated the Earth's rotation.


To ensure the safety of our visitors, the monument is strictly applying the security measures decided by the french authorities.
The monument is fully opened.

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19 September 2016 - 20H55


Ce soir, Carolyn Carlson dansait au #Panthéon  "Giotto solo", une performance inspirée des œuvres du grand peintre à La Chapelle des Scrovegni à Padoue....
6 October 2016 - 21H12


Comme vous le conseille @1993paris  avec cette belle photo du #Panthéon , quand vous visitez un monument, n'oubliez pas de lever les yeux !

Panthéon, Paris

For the past fifteen years, the Pantheon presented considerable damage...

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