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