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- Address: Place du Panthéon, Paris, France 75005
- Hours: April 1 - September 30: 10am-6:30pm October 1 - March 31: 10am-6pm Closed: January 1, May 1 and December 25
- Admission: Adult: 8,50 €, 18-25 years old EU citizens: Free and Under 18 years old: Free
The Panthéon was originally meant to be the final resting place of the relics of Ste-Genevieve, but it now serves as a deconsecrated, non-denominational mausoleum of some of France's most revered artists and writers, such as Rousseau, Voltaire, Zola and, most recently after an exhumation and the moving of his coffin, Dumas. It also has a tribute to the French Jews who survived the horrors of World War II.
But visitors often find their gaze divided between the final resting places of these distinguished Frenchmen and the stunning, vaulted open space that remains from its construction, completed in 1790. The Panthéon is one the world's best examples of early Neoclassical architecture. Don't forget to stay a moment on the exterior stairs and enjoy the view of the Eiffel Tower.
The Panthéon is located at the Place du Panthéon in the fifth arrondissement. Take the Métro line 10 to Maubert-Mutualité.