Pantheon is the where the famous Frenchmen are buried. They started the construction of the building in 1756, at the same time Louis XV. made a promise to build a church in honor of St Genevieve if he recovered from an illness. The church was built, it was large and honorable, a real pearl in Paris. In the Pantheon you can find the remnants of Victor Hugo, Voltaire and Rousseau.

In 1849 Leon Foucault invented the Foucault pendulum, a device demonstrating the effect of the Earth’s rotation, in the dome of the Pantheon.

Entrance fee: 8 euro
Metro: Cardinal Lemoine (metro line 10)
Opening times: april-september: 9:30 – 17:15 / october-march: 10:00 – 18:30

Pantheon pictures