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Witness the splendour of Parisian architecture and culture as you explore the mosaics, art and sculptures at Pantheon Paris.
Learn about the science behind Foucault's pendulum or visit the tombstones of popular personalities at the crypt using the Pantheon Paris tickets.
Obtain the audio guide available in nine different languages for an enlightening self-guided tour.
Witness the marvellous Dome of Pantheon Paris which has three smaller domes built one within the other. This large dome is built of stone and is painted from the inside with stunning fresco artwork by Jean-Antoine Gros. It has an opening called the oculus and a triangle in the centre which represents the Trinity. This 83 metres tall dome of the Pantheon is visible from anywhere in Paris and offers spectacular views of the entire city.
The wonderful facade of Pantheon Paris is a grand Greco-Roman style architecture that features 22 Corinthian columns and sculptures. As you walk through the corridors of the Facade, you can spot life-size figures of renowned scientists, philosophers and statesmen. There are statues of Rousseau, Voltaire, Lafayette, Napoleon Bonaparte and many other soldiers from each military service. You can also see the motto ‘to the great men, from a grateful nation’ inscribed near the statues.
The Western Nave of Pantheon Paris houses a sequence of paintings that start at the Narthex about the saints of Paris like Saint Denis and Saint Genevieve. These paintings were sketched by the famous painters of the 19th century like Puvis de Chavannes, Alexandre Cabanel and Jules Eugène Lenepveu. The Southern and Northern naves feature murals and artworks portraying the Christian heroes of France like Charlemagne, Clovis, Louis IX of France and Joan of Arc.
You can see tombs and burial remains of eminent personalities who played significant roles in French history at the basement of the Crypt in Pantheon. The crypt houses the tombs of 76 men and two women including the graves of Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Marie Curie, Louis Braille, Alexandre Dumas and Rousseau. There are also tombs of modern personalities like Simone Veil and her husband Antoine Veil. Visit the exhibition at the Crypt and learn about the life and works of the people who are buried here.
Focault’s pendulum is a large pendulum with a 28 kg iron ball suspended from the dome of Pantheon by a 67 metre steel wire. It was installed by Leon Focault and is the first dynamic proof in the world to depict the rotation of the earth. Tourists visiting the Pantheon marvel and stand mesmerized at the magnificence and science behind the Focault’s pendulum.
The dome of the Pantheon offers a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of the entire city of Paris. You will have to walk 276 steps to reach the dome from where you can witness all iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre and Champs-Elysees. The ascent to the dome is quite effortless with flat and sloped surfaces but only 50 people are allowed at a time to enjoy the panoramic vista of Paris.
Location: Pl. du Panthéon, 75005 Paris, France
How to reach:
By train: Board a train on the RER B Line and get down at the Luxembourg Train Station from where the Pantheon is a 10 minute walk.
By metro: You can take a metro on lines 10 and 7 to reach the Cardinal-Lemoine station from where you can walk to the Pantheon in 11 minutes.
You can book the Pantheon Paris tickets online by choosing the date and time slot of your visit. You will get instant confirmation of your booking in mail and a mobile voucher which you can show at the entrance. You will also get skip-the-line access along with the tickets.
A trip to the Pantheon in Paris is so worthwhile that it is both exciting and educational at the same time. You can witness and marvel at the ancient yet stunning architecture, impressive interiors, quaint designs and beautiful artworks of the Pantheon. You will also learn about the rich history and culture of Paris.
It takes about 1 to 1.5 hours to explore every nook and detail of the Pantheon. If you wish to see the crypt, it would take another 30 to 40 minutes.
Yes, Pantheon Paris tickets are available to buy online to reserve the date and time of your visit. You can also purchase the skip-the-line tickets online to avoid standing in long queues.
It is not mandatory to book your Pantheon Paris tickets in advance. However, pre-booking the tickets online a few weeks before your visit will ensure that you reserve your slot and will be accompanied by a guide.
The Pantheon is best visited during mid-week in the morning hours around 10 AM as soon as it opens or late in the evening to avoid tourist crowds.