A place steeped in history, a view of everything Paris

Gratuit de 18 à 25 ans (UE), personnes handicapées (+ 1 accompagnateur), demandeurs d’emplois

visite du panthéon

Pedagogic : presentation of the great characters who have marked our history
WE love : the extraordinary view from the dome (in season)
Free: for children under 18 (under 26 if EU national)

The place

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

The Pantheon is designed to honor great characters who have marked the history of France.

The Foucault pendulum, installed in the heart of the Pantheon, under the dome is the material proof that the earth is moving. A science lesson to explain to children. Exciting !

 

A little history

The Pantheon Tour is a great way to remind children (and teenagers) the great characters who have marked our history : Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Sadi Carnot, Emile 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, resistant during the war ... These great personalities buried in the crypt have drawn the face of our national identity.

In the crypt, large panels, very educational, retrace the lives of some of them.

A booklet "Discovery course", is proposed to children from 7 to 11 years. Children identify the symbols of Christianity through games and riddles and go out in search of famous men. Remember to ask at the entrance. It's free.

The panoramic view

The panoramic view from the dome is the 3rd most beautiful view of Paris.

The dome of the Pantheon is accessible from April to October. Access to the dome is accompanied by a monument agent. Departures take place approximately every ½ hour. Be careful, you have to climb no less than 206 steps to succeed.

Count € 2 in addition to the ticket price.

 

 

Practical information


Timetable:
View schedule details Open every day. From April 1st to September 30th, from 10h to 18h30. From October 1st to March 31st, from 10am to 6pm. Last access 45 minutes before closing. Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th

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