This monument devoted to the Great Men of the French Republic is set in a church designed by architect Jacques Germain Soufflot, devoted admirer of the Greek-Roman architecture. It was built according to a Greek cross map and it is the whole architectural style of the church that is influenced.
In 1791, the graves of the Great Men of France are thought to be brought together in one same place, such as the Westminster Abbaye in England.
Since then, the Pantheon has become the last house of many deceased great characters of the Republic. In the crypt, we have – among others – the tombs of Rousseau, Voltaire, Emile Zola, Jean Moulin, Louis Braille, René Cassin, Victor Schoelcher, Jean Monnet, Marie Curie, the first woman to have been buried there and Simone Veil.
And for the record, the Pantheon also houses a copy of the Foucault pendulum since 1851.
In addition to the tour, the iconic Parisian monument welcomes graphic designer Philippe Apeloig who will screen on the outter walls of the Pantheon photographs of commemorative plates from the WWII in Paris. Called "Ces murs qui nous font signe", this free open-air screening is to take place on the nights of Thursday September 16, Friday 17 and Sunday 18, 2021 from 8 p.m. to midnight for European Heritage Days.
On Sunday September 19, 2021, enjoy in the morning some exceptional tours between the city hall of the 5th arrondissement and the Pantheon (only by registration), as well as a concert by the Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace to enjoy from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Dates and Opening Time
From 18 September 2021 to 19 September 2021
Place du Panthéon
75005 Paris 5
Métro Luxembourg / Cardinal Lemoine / Maubert Mutualité