Paris Monuments and Museums

Pantheon

You can found all people marked French history there : Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Sadi Carnot, Émile Zola, Jean Jaurès, Jean Moulin, Jean Monnet, Pierre and Marie Curie, André Malraux or Alexandre Dumas. The Pantheon in Greek means « all the gods » and then intended to pay tribute to the greatest of our country.

Located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, the Pantheon in the heart of the Latin Quarter, on the holy mountain Genevieve, the center of the square of the Pantheon, surrounded by the town hall of the 5th arrondissement, the Lycee Henri IV, the Church St. Etienne du Mont, holy Geneviève library and the law faculty.

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The architectural project of Jacques-Germain Soufflot is a church dome Soufflot was assisted by two engineers, Émiland Gauthey and Jean-Baptiste Rondelet which completed the monument to the death of the architect in 1780.

Today, Pantheon is considered a place of affirmation and dissemination of the values of the French Republic in which the personalities who forged the history of France are buried here.