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Paul Han

Opening hours:

Daily 10.00-18.00


Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris


Métro Cardinal Lemoine; RER Luxembourg


+33 1 44 32 18 00

Rates and features:

€7, reduced €4,50

Tourist attraction


The Panthéon's Hall of Fame houses the philosophers Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Voltaire, the writers Émile Zola and Victor Hugo, and the Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie. The "mound" was built between 1764 and 1790, by order of King Louis XV. Initially, the building served as the church for the Abbey of Sainte-Geneviève. After the French Revolution it was turned into a Hall of Fame, where the first important leaders of the revolution and enlightenment thinkers found their final resting place. A special feature is Foucault's pendulum, still there today, which the physicist Jean Bernard Léon Foucault hung in 1849 to demonstrate the rotation of the earth. The building's mix of Gothic decor with its neoclassical façade and high dome make it a well-known Paris landmark.