Paris: Panthéon Admission Ticket

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Delve into the iconic Panthéon, a majestic temple paying tribute to the legendary figures who have shaped French history from the tumultuous days of the French Revolution onwards. Take an enlightening stroll through its hallowed halls on a self-guided journey that will leave you spellbound for at least an hour.


Embark on a self-guided adventure through the breathtaking Panthéon, a majestic architectural masterpiece designed by the renowned French architect Soufflot in the 18th century. This former church has been transformed into a revered burial site for France's most celebrated figures, whose contributions to the country's rich history are still felt today. Delve into the fascinating world of Jacques-Germain Soufflot, one of France's most illustrious architects, and discover the highlights of his incredible career. Get an insider's look at his most iconic creations, including the stunning Royal Church of Sainte-Geneviève, which would later become the iconic Panthéon. Soufflot's masterpiece was initially designed to be a magnificent church dedicated to Saint Geneviève, a symbol of the monarchy's grandeur during the reign of Louis XV. However, the French Revolution of 1791 led to its deconsecration, and the building was subsequently renamed the Panthéon. Throughout the tumultuous 19th century, the Panthéon oscillated between being a religious monument and a patriotic symbol. Since the passing of Victor Hugo in 1885, the Panthéon has served as the final resting place for over 70 distinguished French personalities, including literary giants like Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Emile Zola, as well as esteemed scientists like Pierre and Marie Curie. The crypt is a testament to their enduring legacies. From April to October, take in the stunning panoramic views of the city from the recently restored upper floors, offering a breathtaking perspective on the City of Light.

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