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Pantheon church

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 Pantheon church
The Panthéon is a neoclassical monument located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris. In the heart of the Latin Quarter, on the Sainte-Geneviève mountain, it is in the center of the Place du Panthéon and surrounded in particular by the town hall of the 5th arrondissement, the Lycée Henri-IV, the Saint-Étienne-du-Mont church, of the Sainte-Geneviève library and of the law faculty. Rue Soufflot gives him a perspective as far as the Luxembourg Gardens.

Originally planned, in the eighteenth century, to be a church that would house the shrine of Saint Geneviève, this monument has since the French Revolution intended to honor great figures who have marked the history of France except for military careers normally devoted to Military Pantheon of Invalides. There are notably buried Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Louis Braille, Sadi Carnot, Émile Zola, Jean Jaurès, Jean Moulin, Jean Monnet, Pierre and Marie Curie, André Malraux or even Alexandre Dumas, who made his entry in 2002. Germaine Tillion, Geneviève de Gaulle-Anthonioz, Jean Zay and Pierre Brossolette made their entry there on May 27, 2015. Simone Veil, accompanied by her husband Antoine Veil, has been buried there since July 1, 2018.

The architecture notably resumes the facade of the Pantheon in Rome, built in the 1st century BC. AD, surmounted by a dome inspired by the Tempietto of the Church of San Pietro in Montorio. The various designs of its construction, its decoration, the inscriptions and the symbols which appear there allow to traverse the construction - slow and contrasted - of the French nation. This monument, considered a place of memory, is open to the public and managed by the Center des monuments nationaux.

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