PLACE de Panthéon
Paris 75005
METRO: Cardinal Lemoine, LINE 10
Admission fee
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Originally intended as a sacred place to honor Sainte-Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, the church became a secular place to worship those men -- and men indeed are the primary interments here -- those men who have contributed the most to France. Indeed, with the singular exceptions of Marie Curie Sophie Berthelot everyone interred here are men: Alexandre Dumas (père), Émile Zola, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and many other great French cultural, literary and political heroes. (Marie is only woman buried here on her own merits; Sophie joined her husband Marcellin Berthelot, noted chemist and politician.)

Open 7 days a week, 1030-1830 (10:30am-6:30pm)