The temple of the French nation.
With the Pantheon, architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot met Louis XV’s wish to glorify the monarchy in the form of a church dedicated to Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris. The edifice was deconsecrated during the Revolution in 1791 and renamed the Pantheon. During the turbulent years of the 19th century, as regimes changed, it alternated in its role as a religious and patriotic monument. Since 1885, the year of Victor Hugo’s death and burial in the Pantheon, it has been the last resting place for the great writers, scientists, generals, churchmen and politicians who have made the history of France.
Following a major restoration program, access to the colonnade has now reopened, discover another view of Paris!
The crypt houses the tombs of more than 70 illustrious figures including Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile Zola, Alexandre Dumas, Pierre and Marie Curie, etc.
Place du Panthéon
> tel. : (33) (0)1 44 32 18 00
fax : (33) (0)1 44 07 32 23
Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet
French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese,
Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Korean
Duration: 1 hr
Audio-guide tour - Extra charge 3 € per person
French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese,
Japanese, Russian, Korean, Polish
Guided tour (subject to modification)
Monday to Sunday, 2.30 p.m. and/or 3.30 p.m. in
Duration: 45 min
tel.: (33) (0)1 44 54 19 30 - fax: (33) (0)1 44 54 19 31
Duration: 1 hr 30 min
Tour of the colonnade and access to its view - Extra charge 2 € per person
from April to October
French, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Private visit, with or without catering service,
outside standard opening hours
line 10 / RER B
lines 21, 27, 38, 82, 84, 85, 89
Boulevard Saint-Michel and rue Soufflot