A place full of history, a beautiful view of Paris

(free for -18 years old and -26 years old EU citizens)

The visit of the Pantheon

It is monumental ! This masterpiece of the architect Soufflot, built between 1764 and 1790, was originally a church intended to house the shrine of Saint Genevieve.
Freshly restored, it imposes by its height, by its proportions. The crypt and its maze of white stone corridors housing the tombs offers a strange stroll that commands respect.

The Pantheon is intended to honor great figures who have marked the history of France.

The Foucault pendulumThis is the material proof that the earth is in motion. It is installed in the heart of the Pantheon, under the dome. A science lesson to explain to children. Fascinating!

In the crypt, large panels, very educationalThey trace the lives of some of them.

The booklet for children

  • Discovery Trail" bookletis offered to children from 7 to 11 years old
  • Through games and puzzles, children identify the symbols of Christianity and go in search of famous men.
  • Remember to ask for it at the entrance. It is free of charge.

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A very nice view of Paris

  • The panoramic view from the dome is the 3rd most beautiful view of Paris.
  • The dome of the Pantheon is accessible from April to September.
  • The access to the dome is accompanied by an agent of the monument. Departures take place approximately every ½ hour.
  • Attention, it is necessary to climb no less than 206 steps to get there (35 meters high)
  • Count 2? in addition to the price of the ticket.

A little history

A visit to the Pantheon is an extraordinary way to remind children (and teens) the great characters who have marked our history Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Sadi Carnot, Émile Zola, Jean Jaurès, Jean Moulin, Jean Monnet, Pierre and Marie Curie, André Malraux or Alexandre Dumas, Germaine Tillion, Pierre Brossolette?

Men or women of letters and sciences, philosophers, political figures, resistance fighters during the war? These great personalities buried in the crypt have shaped the face of our national identity.

Did you know ?

  • Only 5 women are buried in the Pantheon (Sophie Berthelot in 1907, Marie Curie in 1995, Germaine Tillion and Geneviève De Gaulle-Anthonioz in 2015, Simone Veil in 2017) for 72 men!

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Practical information

See schedule details
  • - Open every day
  • From April 1st to September 30th, from 10am to 6:30pm
  • From October 1st to March 31st, from 10am to 6pm
  • Last access 45 minutes before closing time
  • - Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th

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