The Panthéon (Le Panthéon National), Paris, France

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Located at the lovely neighborhood of Latin Quarter, the Panthéon is one of the many Paris impressive monuments.

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.
pantheon paris
pantheon paris

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.
pantheon paris
pantheon paris

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.
pantheon paris
pantheon paris
pantheon paris
pantheon paris
pantheon paris

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.
pantheon paris
pantheon paris
pantheon paris
pantheon paris
pantheon paris
pantheon paris
pantheon paris

From the cool, dimmed light underneath and inside Panthéon, it is nice to sit outside and enjoy the peacefulness of a typical Parisian neighborhood, with the Jardin du Luxembourg a few meters walk.
pantheon paris
pantheon paris
pantheon paris

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