Panthéon, Paris

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Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris 33 1 43 54 34 51

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    The Pantheon

    by LarsLous Written Feb 25, 2003

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    I could write a lot about history and so on of the pantheon. But you probably want to know the most important things. Well, this is the place, Leon Foucault demonstrated that the world is turning. Even nowadays, you may see the spinning Foucault's pendulum in the upper rooms of the Pantheon. In the basement is the crypt, the most important men of France are burried. See the other tips about the graves.

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    by sabsi Updated Sep 30, 2002

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    From the outside the big dome is rather impressive and it dominates the views in the 5th arrondissement! Go inside (It's rather expensive unfortunately - you get inside for 42FF or 6.40 Euro) to see the huge paintings on the wall, the graves of Voltaire or Rousseau, the architecture and the very impressive pendulum of Focault!

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    The Pantheon

    by Tomtom-Paris Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The Pantheon
    The Cemetery of the big people of the France (Zola, Victor Hugo, Voltaire, Rousseau,...)
    You can see the Foucault pendulum in the dome. this pendulum show than the Earth moves.

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    Pantheon

    by Irato Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The king Louis XV founded this building as a votive church after his recovering from serious illness. During the French Revolution it was changed into the mausoleum with the tombs of Wolter, Hugo, Rousseau, Zola. It’s a beautiful building, excellent example of 17th century architecture. But why I’m here? Well, I read Umberto Eco’s “The pendulum of Foucault”(not sure if it’s English title) and then I discovered I could see this pendulum here. So, because of my curiosity I did it. Since then it is the house of the pendulum for me.

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    The Patheon - a mausoleum for...

    by j-san Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The Patheon - a mausoleum for great Frenchmen. I was eager to visit Voltair's site, having just read Candide... Many others rush to visit Victor Hugo, others Emile Zola...
    The outside looks almost like a Greek Temple, with its corinthian collums... the central dome was spectacular from the inside!

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    The Panthéon is a neo-classic...

    by JaumeBCN Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Panthéon is a neo-classic building used as a resting place of France military, political and literary heroes such as Victor Hugo, Mirabeau, Marat, Voltaire, Rousseau, Gambetta, Emile Zola, Louis Braille or Raymond Poincaré. It was built in 1755 as a church but after Victor Hugo's funeral in 1855 it was decided to be a magnificent mausoleum.

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    The Panthéon - Commissioned by...

    by Kamen_mali Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Panthéon - Commissioned by Louis XV, the Panthéon adopted the Greek model of a cross mounted on a dome. The first cornerstone was laid by the king himself in 1764. Visible from several vantage points in the city, the Panthéon is one of the best examples of neoclassicism. Under the dome hangs a replica of the pendulum used by the physician Foucault in 1851 to demonstrate the rotation of the earth. The crypt, divided into several galleries, contains the sepulchres of illustrious historical figures, reflecting the inscription carried by the stela on the facade: 'The country recognizes its great men.'

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    The Pantheon

    by Koleno Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Pantheon
    The Pantheon was designed in 1764 by Soufflot. The church was designed with a giant dome, much like that of St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Soufflot died, and his student, Rondelet completed the Pantheon nine years after the death of Soufflot. Many famous frenchman are buried here including Victor Hugo.

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    Visit While in the Latin Quarter

    by kmorlo16 Written Jan 14, 2007

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    This is nice church to visit while you are in the Latin Quarter or visiting the Cluny. The inside has some wonderful artwork and sculpture and there is an interesting crypt to visit.

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    Le Panthéon...A Map of the Buried

    by Lady_Mystique Updated Apr 23, 2006

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    There are 25 famous people buried here.

    Only two are women: Marie Curie and Sophie Berthelot.

    Map of Location of the Famous but Dead
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    A Grand Facade

    by suhadis Written Sep 20, 2005

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    A grand facade from the outside..

    Under the Carte des Musées et Monuments (Paris Museum Card) but not all areas inside though..

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    Pantheon

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Mar 13, 2005

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    Buried here are a who's who of French history. Among those buried here are:
    Voltaire
    Rousseau
    Victor Hugo

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    The Grave of Victor Hugo

    by LarsLous Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Inside the Pantheon are burried the most important men of France. Of course a writing genius like Victor Hugo (Les miserables etc) is burried here.

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    Pantheon

    by Lemonita Written Sep 13, 2002

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    This is where famous people such as Jean Monnet, Voltaire and Montesquieu are buried.
    This is also where la Pendule de Foucault is.

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    Pantheon

    by Aaron7 Written Nov 23, 2002

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    A former church, this building has served as a crypt for national heroes of France since the revolution.

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