Visit the Panthéon

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Visit the Panthéon Place du Panthéon 75005 Paris fr

A temple dedicated to the memory of the men and womenwho have marked French history since the Revolution

With the Pantheon, architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot met Louis XV’s wish to glorify the monarchy in the form of a church dedicated to Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris. The edifice was deconsecrated during the Revolution in 1791 and renamed the Pantheon.

During the turbulent years of the 19th century, as regimes changed, it alternated in its role as a religious and patriotic monument. Since 1885, the year of Victor Hugo’s death and burial in the Pantheon, it has been the last resting place for the great writers, scientists, generals, churchmen and politicians who have made the history of France.

The crypt houses the tombs of more than 70 illustrious figures including Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile Zola, Alexandre Dumas, Pierre and Marie Curie etc. The recently restored upper floors enjoy superb views across the city (open from April to October).


Subject to modification.


  • 1st April to 30th September: from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
  • 1st October to 31st March: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Last admission 45 minutes before closing time.


  • 1st January, 1st May and 25th December


  • Number of floors visited during the tour:1 crypt, nave and colonnade
  • Site with the “Tourism and Disability” label


  • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Polish

Duration: 1 hr

  • Audio-guide tour: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Guided tour: French

• Reservations: 45 days
Duration: 45 min

  • Lecture tour: French, English

• Reservations: tel.: (33) (0)1 44 54 19 30 - fax: (33) (0)1 44 54 19 31
Duration: 1 hr 30 min

  • Touch models for the visually impaired
  • 2012: Exhibition to celebrate the tricenentary of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's birth
  • Prestigious visit outside standard opening hours (upper floors - capacity: up to 150 people)

• Reservation required


  • Gift shop
  • Lavatories
  • Parking for coaches 1 km (rue Auguste Comte)


  • Central Paris within the immediate proximity of the boulevard Saint-Michel and the Luxembourg Gardens
  • RER B: station Luxembourg
  • Bus: lines 21-27-38-84-85-89


Place du Panthéon
75005 Paris
Tel: (33) (0)1 44 32 18 00 - Fax: (33) (0)1 44 07 32 23

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