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Panthéon

At the heart of the Latin Quarter, this impressive monument is dedicated to the men and women who have marked the history of France.
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Description

On the pediment read the words “To the Great Men, a Grateful Fatherland.” Discover their stories while admiring the neoclassical architecture of this former church, shaped in the form of a Greek cross, and today a mausoleum.

A Shrine

Set atop the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève hill, the Pantheon towers over the Left Bank. When the architect Soufflot designed it over 200 years ago, he hoped it would rival the Pantheon in Rome. The edifice was transformed in the 19th century into a mausoleum dedicated to those who had made the country proud. The crypt holds for example the remains of Victor Hugo, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Voltaire, as well as those of Pierre and Marie Curie, the first woman to be enshrined here.

If today it is obligatory to hold French citizenship to be interred here, that wasn’t always the case. Which is why you will find the tombs of Italian, Swiss and Dutch allies, honoured by Napoleon Bonaparte. Entombing more than half of the people found here, his First French Empire sealed the Pantheon’s vocation as a memorial site.

A Scientific and Aesthetic Experience

The nave also holds a 67-metre-long pendulum, the remains of one of the most important scientific discoveries in the world. In 1851, the physicist Léon Foucault chose the Pantheon as the site from which to demonstrate the Earth’s rotation. And you can still witness this historic experiment today.

From April through October, the restored Dome and its viewing platform are open. But you’ll need to summon your courage and be prepared to climb 200 steps to get there! It’s worth the effort, the view over Paris is breathtaking.

Community facilities

Access and contact

Place du Panthéon
75005 Paris 5ème

Metro : Maubert-Mutualité and Cardinal-Lemoine (Line 10) Bus : lines 21, 27, 38, 82, 84, 85, 89 RER B : Luxembourg

Days and opening hours

From 01/04 to 3009, daily between 10 AM and 6.30 PM.

From 01/10 to 3103, daily between 10 AM and 6 PM.

Prices

  • 7 €
  • Adult: 7 to 9 € (Last entrance 45 minutes before closing time.).

    Free entry for children < 18 years. Group rate available for > 20 people.

    Free for: -18-25 years old (European Union citizens and regular residents non-euopeans on European Union territory) -Disabled people and their attendant - For all, every first sunday of the month from 1st of October to 31st of March

    Included in the Paris Museum Pass.

Facility

  • Toilets

Services

  • Ticketing in number

Tour

Spoken languages

  • French

Guided tour languages

  • French

Documentation languages (home)

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Portuguese
  • Polish

Bulletin board languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Portuguese
  • Polish

Single mean time tour

45 mins
Until 12/31/2019
from 10€60
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Accessibility

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Access

Pratical informations

Extérieur
  • access to the establishment: graspable outside call button
  • floor-level pathways
  • pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Parking
  • reserved and adapted parking space located close to the entrance of the site
  • parking spaces laid out and connected to the road or building by an accessible pathway
Accueil
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • free admission for one accompanying person
  • free admission on presentation of proof of entitlement
  • the accessible entrance is the main entrance
  • the accessible entrance is the secondary entrance (indicated)
  • staff informed or trained
  • specific tariff policy
  • revolving entrance door
  • automatic entrance door
  • manual entrance door
Information
  • accessible information plates
  • all documentation graspable
  • performance room with a reserved space
Vestiaire
  • accessible cloakroom
Équipements
  • multimedia content access system
  • spaces equipped with reserved spaces and adapted to people in wheelchairs
  • floor-level establishment
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)
  • wheelchair loan
  • seated area available
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • Motion detection lighting
  • accessible communal toilets
  • accessible communal toilets with a removable booster cushion
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the right
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the left
Escalier
  • Communal staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
  • elevator
Accueil
  • acceo: instant speech transcription and visio-interpretation in French sign language (LSF)
  • reception/information desk equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • reservation/contact via SMS and/or email
  • reservation possible by webcam
Information
  • staff trained in French sign language (LSF)
Signalétique
  • uniform signage to help people find their way around
  • text/image signage
Équipements
  • performance or tour assistance aids
  • visual alarm with flashing light in isolated spaces
  • intercom equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • audiovisuals are in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled audiovisuals
  • communication tools available at reception
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • independent visit possible
  • guided tour in French sign language (LSF)
  • guided tour in international sign language (ISL)
  • guided tours with lip reading
  • guided tours with an amplifying device
  • guided tours with a magnetic loop device
Extérieur
  • exterior pathways identifiable by touch
  • exterior pathways visually identifiable
  • exterior lighting control system in communal areas
Accueil
  • interior pathways identifiable by touch
  • interior pathways visually identifiable
  • possibility to leave guide dogs at reception
Équipements
  • audioguide with description elements
  • audioguide with guidance elements
  • Braille documentation
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • swell paper documentation
  • floor-level establishment
  • offset or no obstacles at face height
  • navigation assistance tool (e.g. map/model - in relief/large characters/contrasting colours)
  • possibility to control the lighting
  • magnifying glass loan
  • glass surfaces identifiable via contrasted elements in relation to the immediate surroundings
  • audiodescription system
Visite
  • Legible information plates
  • specific accessible information plates
  • tactile tour
Extérieur
  • the dangers identified have been addressed
Information
  • brochures/documentations classified by topic
  • simplified adapted documentation (illustration through images, photos, drawings)
Signalétique
  • adapted signage
Visite
  • adapted activities
  • educational workshops
  • adapted room cards
  • specific tours
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • adapted opening hours (morning performances)
  • children's programme
  • childcare service
  • family tariffs/free admission for children
Information
  • secure and closed establishment
Vestiaire
  • large lockers or left luggage lockers for pushchairs
  • possibility to leave pushchairs at the cloakroom
Équipements
  • floor-level establishment
  • provision of a microwave
  • baby carrier loan
  • pushchair loan
  • booster cushion
Visite
  • children's/family applications for the tour
  • audioguides with a children's circuit
  • children's visit booklets/games
  • pushchairs accepted for the tour
  • visioguides with a children's circuit
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • pets accepted on site and during guided tours
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • reception/information desk equipped with a sound amplification system
Vestiaire
  • cloakroom
Équipements
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • floor-level establishment
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)
  • wheelchair loan
  • magnifying glass loan
  • cane wheelchair loan
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • horizontal support rail
  • diagonal support rail to enable the seated person to raise themselves up easily
  • Motion detection lighting
  • Provision of a bar of soap and/or an automatic liquid soap dispenser (motion detector)
  • Booster cushion with or without armrests
Escalier
  • communal staircase adapted for secure movement
  • private staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • stairs compensated for by a lift or an elevator
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • Legible information plates
  • Specific accessible information plates (large characters)
Salle de restauration
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)

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