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Paris: Panthéon Admission Ticket and Self-Guided Tour

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Explore the Panthéon, the temple dedicated to the memory of the men and women who have marked French history since the time of the French Revolution. Spend a fascinating hour on a self-guided tour and take in views of the city from the upper floors.

Highlights

  • Skip the lines and enter the Panthéon without delay
  • Visit the monument at your own pace on a self-guided tour
  • See the final resting place of more than 70 important figures of French history

Description

A masterpiece created by Soufflot (1713-1780) and a former church, the Panthéon became the burial place for famous French personalities from the time of the French Revolution. Spend an hour visiting this important monument on a skip-the-line self-guided tour. A major exhibition at the Panthéon pays tribute to Jacques-Germain Soufflot, one of the greatest French architects. It presents his career and his monumental achievements, the most famous being the royal Church of Sainte-Geneviève, the current Panthéon. With this temple, the architect achieved Louis XV's desire to glorify the monarchy in the form of a church dedicated to Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris. The edifice was deconsecrated during the French Revolution in 1791 and renamed the Panthéon. During the turbulent years of the 19th century, as regimes changed, it alternated in function between a religious and a patriotic monument. Since 1885, the year of Victor Hugo's death and burial in the Panthéon, it has been the last resting place for the great writers, scientists, generals, clergymen and politicians who have made French history. The crypt houses the tombs of more than 70 illustrious figures including Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile Zola, Alexandre Dumas, Pierre and Marie Currie, and others. From the recently restored upper floors you can enjoy superb views across the city (from April to October). Visit before September 26, 2021 and see the Victor Hugo temporary exhibition. Learn about all the steps of his exceptional funerals, from the wake at Arc de Triomphe to the entrance at the Pantheon.

Includes

1-hour self-guided tour with a visitor guide available in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish, Portuguese and Chinese 45-minute guided tour available every afternoon (subject to availability) Skip-the-line admission (can be used on any date and at any time) Access to Victor Hugo temporary exhibition until September 26, 2021
Audio guide (€ 3 payable directly at the monument)

Important Information

  • Free admission for persons under 18 years of age and EU residents under 26 years of age, with valid ID
  • Due to safety reasons, the maximum authorized size of bags is 40x40x20cm. Note that there is no luggage room to leave bags larger than this
  • Last admission 45 minutes before closing time

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