Panthéon

Local namePanthéon
LocationParis, France

The Panthéon is a building in the Latin Quarter in Paris, France. It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve and to house the reliquary châsse containing her relics but, after many changes, now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens. It is an early example of neo-classicism, with a façade modelled on the Pantheon in Rome, surmounted by a dome that owes some of its character to Bramante's Tempietto. Located in the 5th arrondissement on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, the Panthéon looks out over all of Paris. Designer Jacques-Germain Soufflot had the intention of combining the lightness and brightness of the Gothic cathedral with classical principles, but its role as a mausoleum required the great Gothic windows to be blocked.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panthéon

Official Website http://pantheon.monuments-nationaux.fr/fr/

Address Place du Panthéon, 75005, Paris, FR

Coordinates 48°50'46.313" N 2°20'45.979" E

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