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Paris Pantheon Reopens Post COVID-19

Following a closure due to the pandemic, the Paris Pantheon finally reopened its door to visitors on May 19, 2021. If you’re planning to visit the monument, please ensure that you’re aware of all safety measures and guidelines in place.

COVID-19 Safety Regulations

To ensure you have a safe experience, the Pantheon has enforced certain safety measures in place: 

  • Wearing a mask is compulsory inside the Pantheon.
  • Only a limited number of visitors are allowed at a time.
  • Each visitor is expected to respect the safety instructions indicated upon entering the monument.
  • Hydro-alcoholic gel will be available at the monument reception before your visit.
  • It is preferred that you make your payments by credit card.
  • Be mindful of the barrier signs and maintain social distancing.

Why Visit Paris Pantheon?

Tucked away in the Latin Quarter of Paris is the majestic archeological site, the Pantheon. Originally built as a church, this monument functions as a mausoleum for celebrated figures in French and Parisian history. Starkly contrasting other Parisian buildings, Paris Pantheon is a neoclassical facade, modeled after the Pantheon in Rome. Buy your Paris Pantheon tickets for a closer look at one of the city’s most magnificent spectacles!

Your Paris Pantheon Tickets Explained

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  • Enjoy a hassle-free entry with your skip-the-line ticket.
  • Get hold of the visitor’s guide (available in 9 languages) to get the best out of your self-guided tour.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Parisian art and culture as you view the various mosaics and works of art.
  • Visit the crypt which houses the remains of well-known French writers, poets, and scientists, and discover their life and work through a dedicated permanent exhibition.
  • Watch the Earth turn at the Pantheon with the help of Foucault’s Pendulum.
  • Climb up to the dome to catch incredible panoramic views of the city.
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Paris Pantheon Highlights

There is much to absorb at the Paris Pantheon. The excellence of this landmark lies in its architecture and the remarkable art adorning the Pantheon in various locations.

The Dome

The Dome

The dome is made entirely of stone and boasts intricate paintwork that depicts the life of Saint Genevieve. The painting further features a few groups, symbolizing the Kings of France. At 83 meters tall, the dome is visible from all parts of Paris! Climb to the top of this dome for some striking panoramic views of the city.

The Façade

The Facade

The splendid facade features Corinthian sculptures and columns. Identify statues of distinguished scientists, statesmen, and philosophers such as Rousseau, Voltaire, Napoleon Bonaparte, Lafayette, soldiers from each military service, and students in uniform from the École Polytechnique! Notice the quote stating, “To the great men, from a grateful nation.”

Paris Pantheon interior

Foucault’s Pendulum

In 1851, Physicist Leon Foucault demonstrated the rotation of the Earth by conducting an experiment in the Paris Pantheon, using a 67-meter swinging lead bob and the central dome. The original pendulum is at the Musée des Arts et Métiers, but the working copy is what you’ll see at the Pantheon, and it’s been swinging since 1995!

Paris Pantheon columns

The Crypt

The crypt is perhaps one of the most popular sections of Paris Pantheon. It houses the tombs of eminent personalities from French history (76 men and 2 women). Among those buried are Voltaire, Rousseau, Marie Curie, Alexandre Dumas, Simone Veil, Antoine Veil, and more. Take a look at the exhibition that provides deeper insight into the lives and works of these personalities!

Plan Your Visit to Paris Pantheon

Opening Hours
Getting There
Tips & Guidelines
What are Paris Pantheon hours?

Paris Pantheon is open every day of the week.

The timings are as follows:

  • From 1 April- 1 June: 10:00 AM- 6:30 PM
  • From 1 June- 30 September: 10:45 AM- 7:00 PM 
  • From 1 October- 31 March: 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM
When is the Paris Pantheon closed?

The Pantheon remains closed on 1 January, 11 May, 25 December & 17 June (morning). It also remains closed during mass.

What is the best time to visit the Paris Pantheon?

It is recommended to visit the attraction early in the morning or a few hours before closing. A mid-week visit is also recommended, as weekends tend to get busy. Plan your visit to the Paris Pantheon accordingly.

How do I get to the Paris Pantheon?

You can reach the Paris Pantheon from the city by bus, subway, and RER.

Can I take the metro to the Paris Pantheon?

Yes, you can. To get to Pantheon, you must reach the Cardinal Lemoine subway station, which is on Line 10. From here, the Pantheon is a swift 5-minute walk.

RER is another popular option; if you’re traveling to the Pantheon from one of the suburbs, get down at the Luxembourg Station. It is a 10-minute walk from the Pantheon.

Can I take the bus to the Paris Pantheon?

Yes, you can. The closest bus stops are Pantheon, Lycée Henri IV, and Cardinal Lemoine - Monge. Buses 21, 27, 83, 84, 85, and 89 will help you get here.

Where is the Paris Pantheon’s location?

The Pantheon is located in the Latin Quarter in Paris, France. Its address is Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris, France. Get Directions To The Pantheon

Is photography allowed at the Paris Pantheon?

Photography is allowed inside the monument (for non-profit use only)

Are storage facilities available at the Paris Pantheon?

No, they are not available. Large backpacks and suitcases are prohibited. You need to plan your visit accordingly.

Are audio guides available at the Paris Pantheon?

Yes, audio guides are available in 11 languages (French, English, Spanish, German, Chinese, Korean, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese & Russian)​​

Is the Paris Pantheon wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Paris Pantheon is wheelchair accessible.

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Facilities & Services At Pantheon In Paris
  • Audio guide & Paris Pantheon downloadable application.
  • Gift shop & Book shop.
  • Dedicated game booklet for children.
  • PRM access ramp.
  • Guide & assistance dogs allowed.

Free Access

  • For kids under 18 years (with family and outside school groups).
  • For nationals of European Union countries and regular non-European residents on French territory (above 18 and under 25 years).
  • Free access to disabled individuals and the person accompanying them.
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Paris Pantheon Facts

Interesting Facts About Paris Pantheon

  • Paris Pantheon is the first major monument built in Paris.
  • The Crypt, where important deceased figures are kept is an underground space that spans the entire structure.
  • Only five women are buried in the Paris Pantheon. The first woman to be buried here was Marie Curie in 1995.
  • Although modeled after Rome’s Pantheon, the Paris Pantheon is a mausoleum while Rome’s Pantheon is used as a church.
  • It was in the Pantheon where the first declaration about the Earth’s rotation was made.
Near Paris Pantheon

Places To Visit Near Paris Pantheon

Notre-Dame Cathedral. ETA: 15 minutes walk. It is a famous cathedral church in Paris, popular for its Gothic architecture.

Luxembourg Gardens. ETA: 7 minutes walk. It is a vast green area, like an open-air museum, made with the influence of the Italian Baroque era.

Saint-Étienne-du-Mont. ETA: 1-minute walk. It is a medieval age church that is home to some of the rarest architectural structures in Paris.

Louvre Museum. ETA: 9 minutes drive. It is the world’s largest museum that once served as the royal palace.

Paris Pantheon Tickets FAQs

Are Paris Pantheon tickets available online now?

Yes, tickets are available to purchase online. Online reservation beforehand is a must while visiting the Pantheon.

What public safety measures are in place at the Paris Pantheon?

Safety measures include a limited number of visitors, compulsory face masks, accessible sanitization stations, and social distancing rules.

Do my Paris Pantheon tickets include skip the line access?

Yes, they do include skip the line access.

What is the cancelation policy for Paris Pantheon tickets?

This ticket cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.

What are Paris Pantheon hours?

Opening hours are 10:45 AM to 07:00 PM from June to September, 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM from October to March, and 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM from April to June.

What is the best way to get to the Paris Pantheon?

Via bus (Bus #21, 27, 83, 84, 85, and 89), subway (get down at Cardinal Lemoine subway station), or RER (get down at Luxembourg Station)

Are guided tours of the Paris Pantheon available?

Guided tours are currently not available.

Are audio guides available for visitors at the Paris Pantheon?

Yes, audio guides are available in 11 languages (French, English, Spanish, German, Chinese, Korean, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese & Russian)​​

What is the best time to visit the Paris Pantheon?

The best time to visit the Pantheon is the evening.