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Paris: Panthéon Admission Ticket and Self-Guided Tour2076 Reviews
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.
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- 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
DescriptionTake a self-guided tour of the Panthéon, a masterpiece created by Soufflot (1713-1780) and a former church that became the burial place for famous French personalities from the French Revolution. See a major exhibition that pays tribute to Jacques-Germain Soufflot, one of the greatest French architects. Journey through his career and his monumental achievements, the most famous being the royal Church of Sainte-Geneviève, the current Panthéon. The architect achieved Louis XV's desire to glorify the monarchy in church form dedicated to Saint Geneviève. The edifice was deconsecrated during the French Revolution in 1791 and renamed the Panthéon. During the turbulent 19th century, it shifted between a religious and patriotic monument. Since Victor Hugo's death in 1885, the Panthéon has been the resting place for French writers, scientists, generals, clergymen, and politicians. The crypt houses the tombs of 70+ illustrious figures including Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile Zola, Alexandre Dumas, Pierre, and Marie Currie. From the recently restored upper floors, enjoy superb views across the city (from April to October).
IncludesSelf-guided tour Information booklet (available online or at the entrance) Guided tour available every afternoon (subject to availability) Admission ticket (can be used on any date and at any time)
- Foucault's pendulum in the Pantheon will not be visible from 26 January due to restoration
- Entrance is free for those under 18 and EU citizens who are under 26 upon presentation of picture ID at the ticketing station before going to the entrance of the monument
- 45-minute guided tours take place in the afternoon. These tours do not require pre-booking but are subject to availability
- Opening Hours: From April 1st to September 30: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM; October 1st to March 31: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- The last admission to the museum is 45 minutes before closing time
- Closing dates: January 1st, May 1st, June 5 (opening at 12:00 PM), September 18 (opening at 12:00 PM) and December 25.
- Free entrance: The first Sunday of January, February, March, November, and December and during European Heritage Days (3rd weekend of September each year)