European Heritage Days 2022 at Paris Pantheon: an exceptional and unmissable concert

Published by Cécile D., My B., Elodie D., Laurent P. · Photos by Laurent P. · Published on 12 September 2022 at 09h06
For European Heritage Days 2022, the Pantheon opens on Sunday September 18. In addition to visiting this monument dedicated to Great Men for free, attend an exclusive show about the musical bands of the Air and Space Army.

One of the most symbolical national monuments in France, the Pantheon is to be discovered on Sunday September 18, 2022, for European Heritage Days.

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.

European Heritage Days are the perfect occasion to visit this monument and meet all kind of exceptional people. For the 39th edition, the Pantheon has a surprise! This year, visitors can attend a unique and free show within the nave. The music bands from the Air and Space Army bring this place packed with history back to life, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., with a collection of inspiring music.

Do not miss this event and make the most of the weekend to (re)discover major places in the city.

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Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On 18 September 2022



    Place du Panthéon
    75005 Paris 5

    Métro Luxembourg / Cardinal Lemoine / Maubert Mutualité


    Official website