Close to the Luxembourg Gardens, in the center of the Latin Quarter is located this wonderful landmark. It was built between 1764 and 1790 by King Louis XV as a present to the city’s patron, Saint-Genvieve. The Pantheon is a mix of the Gothic style and majestic Greek architecture.
From its construction to the present day, the Pantheon has played several roles in different periods of the history of Paris, was used as a religious symbol in the nineteenth century, and later with the arrival the Third Republic, the Pantheon became where are buried the most illustrious personages of France.
Currently in the Pantheon you can see the tombs of many names, a total of 65 tombs, which include Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Emile Zola, Jean Jaués, among others
A tour in the Pantheon
In the hall of the Pantheon you can contemplate a spectacular decoration as well as several sculptures that commemorate different periods of the history of France.
The hours to visit to the Pantheon are 10:00 to 18:00 every day except January 1 and December 25. The entrance prices are:
- Adults: 8,00 €
- Under 18 years: free
- EU citizens (aged 18 to 25 years): Free