The Pantheon

A visit to discover the Pantheon and the surrounding streets (place de la Contrescarpe, rue Mouffetard...).

The Pantheon is a former church transformed into a republican temple after the French Revolution. In this temple France honors its greatest men: Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, Emile Zola rest for eternity in the Pantheon, you can see their vaults. The building is really worth seeing for its monumental architecture. After the visit you can walk in the streets around, the Rue Mouffetard is a lively street with many bars and restaurants.

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Duration: 3 h.

The Pantheon

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The Pantheon

The facade of the Pantheon

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The facade of the Pantheon
The façade is in the purest Greco-Roman style. The pediment of the building reads "To great men the grateful fatherland".

The interior of the Pantheon

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The interior of the Pantheon
The interior of the Pantheon is open to the public and the magnificent dome can be admired from inside.

The dome of the Pantheon

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The dome of the Pantheon
During the summer season the dome is open to the public, one of the most beautiful views in Paris! Of course, you have to pay a supplement.

The Pantheon square

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The Pantheon square
Just next to the Pantheon, the square has just been renovated, there are many benches to sit on. We like or dislike the style chosen by the Paris City Hall.

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The wooden platforms installed for resting are very popular with young Parisians. There are many high school students, as the Henri-IV high school is located right next door.

The church of Saint-Etienne-du-Mont

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The church of Saint-Etienne-du-Mont
Beautiful church located right next to the Pantheon

The Mouffetard street

The Mouffetard street
Rue Mouffetard is a lively street with many restaurants.

The restaurants

The restaurants
In the evening there are many people in the street.

The Mouffetard street

The Mouffetard street
Not all the restaurants on this street are of high quality. There is something for everyone.
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