The Stately Paris Pantheon

posted by Sharon October 1, 2017 29 Comments
Paris Pantheon

The Paris Pantheon, modeled on its counterpart in Rome, is in the Latin District of Paris. Originally built as a church, it is also the resting place of Marie Curie, Voltaire, Rousseau, Emile Zola, and Victor Hugo. It is looking clean and impressive after undergoing extensive restoration a few years ago. Paris Pantheon

Louis XV commissioned the Paris Pantheon to express his gratitude to God after he recovered from an illness. Construction began in 1757 and was completed in 1791. For you architecture buffs, it uses Gothic principles of light but combines them with classical design. It’s known as the first Neoclassical work of art. Paris PantheonParis PantheonParis Pantheon

Inside the Paris Pantheon today you’ll find mosaics and sculptures depicting French history. Paris PantheonParis PantheonParis PantheonParis Pantheon

Paris PantheonThe fist experiment with Foucault’s pendulum was held at the Pantheon in 1851. You can still see the pendulum today. I’ve seen these pendulums at other museums; it’s amazing to see the original here. Paris Pantheon

You’ll want to remember to look up. Paris PantheonParis Pantheon

Paris PantheonWe had the wonderful gift of finding a hotel right across the street from the Pantheon. I was blown away by the view from our room. Sunrise on the stately Paris Pantheon – what a way to begin a day in Paris! Paris Pantheon

If you visit, be sure to turn around and admire the view from the steps in front of the Pantheon. Paris Pantheon

At night, from here you can enjoy the light show on the hour as the Eiffel Tower lights sparkle. It’s pure lovely Paris as seen from the Pantheon.

IF YOU GO:

Hours: Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults – 7 Euro; under 17 free. Also free with Paris Museum Pass
For more info, the Paris Pantheon has a great website.

How about you? Have you visited the Paris Pantheon or the Pantheon in Rome? Paris Pantheon

 

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29 Comments

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Mersad October 2, 2017 at 7:57 am

What a magnificent building. Paris is full of amazing architecture and your images show that well. Thank you for linking up with “Through My Lens”

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin October 2, 2017 at 9:08 am

Just amazing! I cannot get over what you’ve seen on your travels!

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Molly October 2, 2017 at 10:40 am

Absolutely stunning

Mollyx

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Alycia C October 2, 2017 at 2:33 pm

Wow -what a spectacular sunrise – and all the detail in those buildings – it is amazing

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Marie-OR October 2, 2017 at 2:37 pm

It’s absolutely amazing! Truly breath-taking. What great shots!

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jesh StG October 2, 2017 at 8:47 pm

Am making a list, Sharon ,of all the things in Paris we need to see whenever we’ll visit our son in the Hague (only a five hour trip to drive to Paris) )!Love that you took these ceiling views! Awesome art! Admire Louis XV’s wish to give thanks to God and building the Pantheon, but smiling about some of the people buried there. I don’t know if some of these I’ll see in heaven, but then, I could be surprised:) Many thanks for sharing this beauty with All Seasons, ad have a great week!

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Carol October 2, 2017 at 9:30 pm

A beautiful building and I enjoyed all the info you provided

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image-in-ing: weekly photo linkup October 2, 2017 at 9:54 pm

What a striking and beautiful building – breathtaking, really.
Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/10/at-this-bridge.html

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A ShutterBug Explores October 2, 2017 at 10:34 pm

Very impressive building and photography in Paris ~

A ShutterBug Explores aka (A Creative Harbor)

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Photo Cache October 3, 2017 at 4:35 am

I love these stately buildings. If walls can talk, right?

Worth a Thousand Words

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Rhonda Albom October 3, 2017 at 8:40 am

Wow, the building is in excellent condition. I wish I had visited it when I was in Paris. I guess too many things to see and too little time.

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Urska - Slovenian Girl Abroad October 3, 2017 at 1:23 pm

Amazing photos of magnificent building! #CityTripping

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Cathy (MummyTravels) October 3, 2017 at 10:00 pm

What a stunning sunrise view – it’s such a long time since I’ve actually been inside (although I always enjoy spotting the statues) that I’d forgotten just how like its counterpart in Rome it is. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

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Judee@gluten free A-Z Blog October 4, 2017 at 4:05 am

what a magnificent impressive building and such great photos! I’ve been to Paris a few times, but was not aware of this..

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Hilary October 4, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Gorgeous photos! I’ve visited Paris three times, and somehow have never made it inside this amazing building! I always seem to arrive as it’s closing or it’s under renovation… Thank you for sharing these lovely photos! #citytripping

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Shelley Jarvis October 5, 2017 at 10:59 pm

Heading to Paris at the end of the month. I have been many times, but have never visited the Pantheon there. Will add to my list now.

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Anisa October 6, 2017 at 11:07 pm

I have been to the Pantheon in Rome. We didn’t go to the Pantheon in Paris because last time we were there it was under renovation. Looks like they did a good job with it. It does remind me of the one in Rome. #TheWeeklyPostcard

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Nancy @ NY Foodie Family October 7, 2017 at 12:02 am

I’ve only visited Paris once and didn’t get a chance to visit the Pantheon. Hopefully, I get a chance to go back and visit soon! #TheWeeklyPostcard

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handmade by amalia October 7, 2017 at 4:14 am

I was in Paris a few months ago and our hotel was on a street just below the Pantheon. It served as a beacon to guide us back each evening. So beautiful.
Amalia
xo

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Lady Fi October 7, 2017 at 5:12 am

Wow – so beautiful!

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Katy October 7, 2017 at 6:53 pm

Such an incredible place. All the details and symmetry are awe inspiring. It’s been ages since I went to the Pantheon – a great reminder to go back. Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles

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Ruth October 8, 2017 at 3:56 am

Sharon, I have not visited the Pantheon! Not sure if I was aware of its existence. Now, I have something else to add to my list of things to see in Paris (my first visit was short). It looks a bit like a capitol building. Don’t you think? #TPThursday

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Lolo October 8, 2017 at 7:14 am

I didn’t realize that Paris also had a Pantheon! It’s so beautiful and will definitely go on my itinerary for a next visit! Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard!

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Michele {Malaysian Meanders} October 9, 2017 at 3:56 am

I’ve been to both the Pantheons. The Paris one was still under renovation when we visited 4 years ago. From your photos, it looks like they did a wonderful job. I was quite disappointed that the Foucault’s pendulum had been taken down during the restoration as that we one of the things I was looking forward to seeing. Your hotel had a fantastic view that really reminds you where you are each morning.

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Michelle October 11, 2017 at 3:25 pm

It’s been many years since I visited Paris, but this is the first time I’m hearing about the Pantheon! It is indeed stately and calls to mind that bygone era. Loving your Paris series as I’m learning so much about it!

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Rob+Ann @TravelLatte(.net) October 14, 2017 at 3:10 am

Such a beautiful building! We have yet to actually visit the Paris Parthenon up close. We’ve only passed by, always on our way to somewhere or other. Next trip, for sure! Meanwhile, we have your excellent photos. Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.

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Agness of aTukTuk October 15, 2017 at 7:19 pm

The architecture of this place is so remarkable and outstanding, Sharon! Is one day enough to explore it?

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Catherine October 17, 2017 at 10:11 am

Lovely photos Sharon… and what an amazing view from your apartment window! I took my boys to visit the Pantheon last year, and we loved the architecture. You did a fabulous job capturing its beauty and geometry. Thank you for your visit to Paris and my blog 🙂 xo

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Phoebe | Lou Messugo October 18, 2017 at 5:06 pm

You know, I’m not at all sure if I have been into the Pantheon! How bad is that? I know for sure that I haven’t been as an adult so even if I went as a child it’s high time I went again! Your photos are inspirational. Thanks for linking to #AllAboutFrance

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