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Paris Pantheon I French national mausoleum

Originally built as a church in the 18th century, the Paris Pantheon is an iconic symbol of the French Revolution. Today, it's a historic burial site for famous figures like Victor Hugo, Voltaire, and Marie Curie. With its rich history, its skillfully sculpted dome and intricate architecture, the Paris Pantheon is one of must visit landmarks that should be on your list of things to do in Paris.

Read on to know more about which Paris Pantheon tickets to opt for, what to expect at the site, and other information you may require to plan your visit!

Why visit Paris Pantheon?

  • Historical Significance: The Paris Pantheon is the final resting place for influential figures like Voltaire and Marie Curie, offering insight into France's intellectual and cultural heritage.
  • Architectural Splendor: Its Neo-Classical design, featuring a majestic dome and intricate details, showcases the remarkable craftsmanship and engineering of the late 18th century.
  • Stunning Interior: You are sure to be captivated by the grandeur of the interior, adorned with exquisite frescoes and sculptures that depict pivotal moments in French history and philosophy.
  • Panoramic Views: Climbing to the top offers panoramic views of Paris, providing an exhilarating perspective of the city's layout and iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Montparnasse, etc.

Which Paris Pantheon ticket is best for you?

If you are on a budget

Go For: Entry tickets

Duration: Flexible

Guide: Audio-guide

  • These tickets provide entry to the Paris Pantheon, and you can explore the historical site at your own leisurely pace.
  • The tickets include a visitor's guide and an audio guide in 9 languages.

Recommended Tour:

If you want to explore beyond

Go For: Combo tours

Duration: Flexible

Guide: Audio or guided tour, depending on the ticket

  • Discover other famous landmarks in Paris along with the Pantheon, such as the Arc de Triomphe rooftop, Paris Catacombs, Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter, and Seine River Cruise, on a limited budget.
  • These tickets often come with an audio guide or professional tour guide, depending on your chosen ticket.

Recommended Tours:

For an immersive Parisian exploration

Go For: City card

Duration: Flexible

Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Consider getting a Turbopass City Card to check out over 60 Parisian landmarks, such as Versailles, Arc de Triomphe, Sainte Chapelle, Louvre, Pantheon, and many more.
  • This pass is valid for 2 to 6 days, depending on what you choose.

Recommended Tours:

Discounted Paris Pantheon tickets

  • You can enter the Pantheon for free on the European Heritage Days on the third weekend of September and every first Sunday of the month from November to March.
  • Entry to the landmark is also free for individuals under 18 and for European Union nationals or non-EU residents in France aged between 18 to 25.
  • Holders of valid education pass, jobseekers, and disabled guests with an accompanying adult can also enter the Pantheon for free.
  • Save 8 to 10% on combo tours and city card tickets.

Ticket cancellation policy

The Paris Pantheon tickets cannot be canceled or rescheduled.

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
Facilities
Visitor tips
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Paris Pantheon is open every day of the week. The timings are as follows:

  • From April 1 – September 30: 10am–6:30pm daily
    Last entry is at 5:45pm.
  • From October 1 – March 31: 10am–6pm daily
    Last entry is at 5:15pm.

Closed on: January 1, May 11, June 17 (morning), and December 25 (morning).

Best time to visit: 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.

Address: Pl. du Panthéon, 75005 Paris, France

Find on Maps

  • By Bus: RER Line 21, 27, 83, 84, 85, and 89
    Closest stop: Pantheon, Lycée Henri IV, and Cardinal Lemoine - Monge
  • By Metro: Line 10
  • Closest stop: Cardinal Lemoine
  • By Car: Follow route Rue Saint-Jacques from Sainte Chapelle and follow the directions to Paris Pantheon, which is 1.3 km away.
  • Closest car parking: Indigo Soufflot Pantheon Public Car Park (230 m)
  • Audio guide & Paris Pantheon downloadable application.
  • Gift shop & Book shop.
  • Dedicated game booklet for children.
  • PRM access ramp.
  • Guide & assistance dogs allowed.
  • The Pantheon can be crowded, especially during peak tourist seasons. Consider visiting early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid the crowds.
  • Don't miss the opportunity to explore the crypt beneath the main floor, where you'll find the final resting places of famous French luminaries.
  • Climb to the top of the Pantheon's dome for breathtaking panoramic views of Paris, offering a unique perspective of the city's layout and landmarks.
  • Watch out for special exhibitions, lectures, and cultural events hosted at the Pantheon, offering enriching experiences beyond the standard visit.
  • As the Pantheon is both a mausoleum and a place of national significance, dress respectfully during your visit out of consideration for its solemnity and historical importance.
  • While photography is generally permitted inside the Pantheon, be mindful of any restrictions or guidelines, especially in areas containing delicate artifacts or artworks.
Paris Pantheon Facts
  • 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.
  • Comptoir du Panthéon (100 m): Modern brasserie at 5 rue Soufflot, Paris, with outside seating, soft lounge music, and pleasant ambiance, ideal for breakfast or relaxed dining with scenic views.
  • La Capannina (150 m): Nestled near the Pantheon in Paris, this charming Italian restaurant boasts a delightful patio and serves delicious cuisine, including burrata, bruschetta, and truffle cream dishes.
  • Le Petit Pantheon (600 m): French eatery in Quartier Latin, Paris, famed for affordable, traditional cuisine. Bask in the warm hospitality, classic French dishes, and praised desserts such as parfait, chocolate mousse, and crème caramel.

Luxury: Hotel Les Dames du Pantheon (350 m), Hotel Monge (650 m), Maison Chomel (2.6 km)

Mid-Budget: Hotel des Grands Hommes (87 m), Hotel Minerve (600 m), Hotel Design Sorbonne (800 m)

Low-Budget: Hotel WYLD Saint Germain (400 m), Hotel du College de France (600 m), Hotel Vendome (700 m)

Near Paris Pantheon

Saint-Étienne-du-Mont (150 m): It is a medieval age church that is home to some of the rarest architectural structures in Paris.

Luxembourg Gardens (900 m): It is a vast green area, like an open-air museum, made with the influence of the Italian Baroque era.

Notre-Dame Cathedral (1 km): It is a famous cathedral church in Paris, popular for its Gothic architecture.

Louvre Museum (2.7 km): It is the world’s largest museum that once served as the royal palace.

Beyond the Paris Pantheon

Latin Quarter & Île de la Cité

The Latin Quarter, nestled on the left bank of the Seine, exudes a vibrant intellectual and bohemian atmosphere. Its cobblestone streets are lined with quaint cafes, bookshops, and historic landmarks, making it a haven for tourists and locals alike. Nearby, the Île de la Cité captivates with its medieval charm, housing iconic landmarks like Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Sainte-Chapelle.

Frequently Asked Questions about Paris Pantheon tickets

Are Paris Pantheon tickets available online now?

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

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?

From October 1 to March 31 it opens daily from 10am–6pm and from April 1 to September 30 it opens daily from 10am–6:30pm.

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.