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Panthéon Paris

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Panthéon Paris

Information and tips about visiting the Panthéon in Paris, the impressive tomb in the heart of Paris. Practical information about the history, opening hours, crypt, and online tickets for the Panthéon can be found at parisbypierre.com

Panthéon Paris - Tickets and Information

Address: Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris
Metro: Maubert-Mutualité stop - Line 10
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How do I buy Tickets for the Panthéon in Paris?

  • Tickets Panthéon Paris from 11.50 € (Book your tickets)
  • Combination tickets Panthéon Paris and Les Invalides from 25 € (Book your tickets)
  • Ages 0 to 24: free entrance for EU residents
Opening hours: Open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed: January 1st, May 1st, November 1st, November 11th, and December 25th

Originally, the Panthéon was built as a church in honor of the patron saint of Paris. However, after the French Revolution, the Panthéon was no longer in use as a church and was renamed The Temple of French Science. Today, the structure is known as the final resting place of famous French generals, politicians, writers, and scientists.

Visit the Panthéon in Paris, France

The Panthéon is located in the fifth district of Paris, near the historic Latin Quarter. More than 70 historic French individuals are buried in the Panthéon’s crypt, including Marie Curie and French novalist Victor Hugo.

Sightseeing at the Panthéon in Paris and Tickets

The Panthéon is a slightly lesser-known sight in Paris but definitely worth a visit. The interior of the structure is stunning, and the crypt with its many tombs is especially impressive. To enter the Panthéon, you need an entry ticket. For additional information, please click here

Pantheon ParijsThe Foucault pendulum in the Panthéon in Paris
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History of the Panthéon in Paris

Around 1750, construction on the Panthéon started. The construction of the new church was commissioned by King Louis XV. The building was designed by French architect Jacques German Soufflot. His design was heavily inspired by the Pantheon in Rome; as a result, the Paris basilica was also named Panthéon. Construction lasted about 40 years. The church was finished in 1789. In that same year, the French Revolution began. Today, the Panthéon is best known as the final resting place of several French generals, politicians, scientists, and writers. It is possible to visit the impressive tombs in the large crypt under the Panthéon.

Foucault's Pendulum

You may have heard of the term The Pendulum of Foucault. This refers to a mechanism designed by French scientist Léon Foucault. In 1851, he hung a pendulum in the Dome of the Panthéon to prove that the earth spins on its own axis. Since 1855, the original pendulum has been housed in Musée des Arts et Métiers. Since 1995, a replica of the pendulum has hung in the Panthéon.


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How do I get to the Panthéon in Paris?

The Paris metro is a convenient and easy way to visit the Panthéon in Paris, France. The structure can be reached via Line 10 at the Maubert-Mutalité stop.

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