Originally built as a church, this 18th-century Neoclassical building now serves mainly as a mausoleum. It was inspired by the Roman Pantheon and it is located in the Quartier Latin which is historically connected with knowledge and education.
When inside, explore the canvas paintings that depict the life of Sainte-Geneviève (to whom the church was originally dedicated) and also the epic story of the origin of Christianity.
When visiting the crypt, you can see the final resting places of many important figures of French history including e.g. Jean Jacques Rousseau, Jean Paul Marat, Victor Hugo and Marie Curie.
Jan 2 - Mar 31: 10 am - 6 pm
Apr 1 - Sep 30: 10 am - 6:30 pm
Oct 1 - Dec 31: 10 am - 6 pm
(Last admission 45 mins before closing.)
Closed on Jan 1, May 1 and Dec 25.
Youth (under 18), EU citizens (18-25), disabled: free