Inside the Pantheon in Paris' Latin Quarter Updated: Jan 10 The Pantheon is a must see site in Paris' Latin Quarter. The grand neoclassical basilica dominates, rather ironically, the artsy neighborhood.
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The Pantheon is a lovely building. It was constructed in the second half of the 18th century, primarily to serve as a church, but events conspired and it has actually been a mausoleum for most of its existence. It is worth a visit.
- Place du Pantheon, Paris, 75005, Ile-de-France
Aug 08, 2014 · Pantheons aren’t just for Rome - Paris has one too (inspired by Rome’s). It is situated in the 5th arrondissement in the Latin Quarter. King Louis XV of France was very ill and vowed to rebuild the church dedicated to Sainte-Geneviève (patron saint of Paris) if he was healed. He did recover, and commissioned the Pantheon in 1744.
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Description The temple of the French nation. With the Pantheon, architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot met Louis XV’s wish to glorify the monarchy in the form of a church dedicated to Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris. The Revolution in 1789 transformed the monument into a temple for Great Men.
Inside Church,eglise Saint Etienne du Mont.Near Pantheon,Paris,France.Shrine of Ste Genevieve,patron saint of Paris.
Jul 08, 2014 · The art inside the Pantheon is a reflection of the building’s history as either a Catholic church or a secular temple during the tempestuous history of France in the late 18th and entire 19th centuries. Just about all of the sculpture is secular in nature with prominent themes relating to the Revolution.
The Panthéon is a cruciform building with a high dome over the crossing and lower saucer-shaped domes (covered by a sloping roof) over the four arms. The facade, like that of the Roman Pantheon, is formed by a porch of Corinthian columns and triangular pediment attached to the ends of the eastern arm.