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The Pantheon - Independent visit

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The Pantheon - Independent visit
The Pantheon - Independent visit
A temple dedicated to the memory of the men and women who have marked French hisotry since the Revolution.
A masterpiece created by Soufflot (1713-1780) and a former church, during the French Revolution the Panthéon became the burial place for famous French personalities. The art of building.The Pantheon pays tribute to one of the greatest French architects, Jacques-Germain Soufflot. This exhibition presents his career and his monumental achievements which marked the Enlightenment, the most famous being the royal church of Sainte-Geneviève, the current Pantheon. With the Pantheon, architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot met Louis XV's 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 turbulten years of the 19th century, as regimes changed, it alternated in its role as religious and patriotic monument. Since 1885, the year of Victore Hugo's death and burial in the Pantheon, it has been the last resting place for the freat writers, scienticts, generals, churchmen and politicians who have made the history of France. The crypt houses the tombs of more than 70 illustrious figures including Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseu, Emile Zola, Alexandre Dumas, Pierre and Marie Currie etc. The recently restored upper floors enjoy superb views across the city (open from April to October). "Four lives in resistance" exhibition Until january 10th 2016 This exhibition at the Pantheon in Paris will shed light on the lives of Pierre Brossolette, Genevieve de Gaulle Anthonioz, Germaine Tillion and Jean Zay reflecting the solemn tribute. This exhibition is also an opportunity to offer visitors a reflection on the values embodied by these people. Reading spaces, digital devices and numerous videos at the Pantheon will invite visitors to question the "spirit of the Résistance". Unaccompanied tour with guide booket and Exhibition (undated ticket) : Price : 8.50 € Free admissions for minors under 18 and 18-25 years old citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU. Opening hours : 1st April to 30th September : from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. 1st October to 31 March : from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. *Closed :1st January, 1st May and 25th December Site with the "Tourism and Disability label". Access : Place du Panthéon 75005 Paris RER B : Station Luxembourg Bus : lines : 21-27-38-84-85-89
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