History of the Pantheon in Paris

The Pantheon is a building in the Latin Quarter in Paris. It was originally built as a church to house the reliquary of St. Genevieve but after many changes, it is now hosting a secular mausoleum the ashes of prominent French citizens. Built in the 18th century by Jacques-Germain Soufflot, the Pantheon is a monument of neo-classical style, with a facade similar to the Pantheon in Rome.

In 2012, there were 75 persons buried in the Pantheon in Paris, including Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire and Jacques-Germain Soufflot, Jean Moulin, Andre Malraux, Jean Monnet, Pierre Curie, Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Emile Zola, Jean Jaures and Marie Curie.

Opening: 1790
Height: 83m

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