The Pantheon is an early example of Neoclassicism, with a Greek-cross plan and a massive portico of Corinthian columns. Its ambitious lines called for a vast building 110 meters long by 84 meters wide, and 83 meters high. The crypt is equally vast.
The Pantheon’s façade is modeled on that of the Pantheon in Rome, surmounted by a small dome that resembles that of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Located in the 5th arrondissement on the top of Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, the Pantheon looks out over all of Paris.
The inscription above the entrance reads AUX GRANDS HOMMES LA PATRIE RECONNAISSANTE (“For great men the grateful Nation“). Among those buried in the Pantheon’s necropolis are Voltaire, Rousseau, Honoré Mirabeau, Marat, Victor Hugo, Émile Zola, Jean Moulin, Marie Curie (the only woman to be so honored), René Descartes, Louis Braille and Soufflot, its architect.
Before entering the Pantheon Paris Crypt, note the striking frescoes depicting scenes from St. Geneviève’s life.
|Under 26 years old (if not an EU national)||7€|
|20+ people, individual price||7€|
Hours of operation
The Pantheon closes it’s doors to new guests approximately 45 minutes prior to closing time. Please note the closing time for the date of your visit. See table below:
|2 January 2018 – 31 March 2018||10:00AM- 18:00PM||Open every day|
|1 April 2018 – 30 September 2018||10:00AM- 18:30PM||Open every day|
|1 December 2018 – 31 December 2018||10:00AM- 18:30PM||Open every day|
The Pantheon is closed on 1 January 2018, 1 May 2018, 25 December 2018 and the morning of 17 June 2018.
Address: Place du Pantheon, 5e, 75005 Paris
Phone: +33 (0) 1-44-32-18-00
Fax: +33 (0) 1 44 07 32 33
Metro Line 10: Cardinal Lemoine
RER B: Luxembourg