A temple to ‘great men’ and a unique panorama of Paris
By creating an exemplary religious building, Soufflot fulfilled the wishes of Louis XV to glorify the monarchy appropriately in the person of Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, to whom this former church was dedicated. In 1791, it was deconsecrated during the Revolution and became the country’s Pantheon. In the 19th century, depending on the whims of the successive regimes, it was used for either religious or patriotic purposes.
Since 1885, the year in which Victor Hugo was interred here, it became the place of rest for the country’s great men: Voltaire, Rousseau, Zola, Pierre and Marie Curie, among others.
On the top of Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, at the heart of the Latin Quarter, the Pantheon looks out over the whole of Paris. From April to October, access to the colonnade gives you an unexpected panorama over the city.
Open from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. from October to March and to 6.30 p.m. from April to September.
Closed on 01/01, 01/05, 25⁄12
Tickets and prices
The ticket is valid for one year as from the date of issue. QUEUE-FREE ACCESS!
Free for those under the age of 18 (with their family but excluding school groups), those under the age of 26 who are European Union nationals or who live in a European country and for everyone on the first Sunday of the month from November to March.