Exhibiting a Neoclassicism style with large granite Corinthian columns in the facade similar to Rome’s Panthéon and a dominating dome in the middle, though originally design as a church dedicated to Saint Genevieve, the Panthéon of Paris now function as a mausoleum for the deceased distinguished French citizens.
As it is impressive outside, the inside of Pantheon is equally magnificent. It is one of the many Paris attraction that is seldom visited, which in a way is a good thing, at least for once there is no need to queue for a very long time to enter.
The inside is quiet and spacious, from the flooring to the ceiling all are decorated with frescoes of St. Genevieve (the patron saint of Paris) together with monuments dedicated to the French Philosopher Diderot and French Revolutionaries, while in the middle is the under-construction Panthéon core.
However, the real significance of the Panthéon lies underneath, where the remains of revolutionary heroes who forever change not only France but the world are located- Braille, Voltaire, Hugo, Dumas to name a few.