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The building of the Pantheon in Paris is located in the center of the city, in the 5th "arrondissement" and is a very impressive classical building. Built as a church at the end of the 18th century in a Gothic style with antique Greek influences it was transformed after the French revolution in a memorial place of the greatest men of the French history in all kind of achievement (art, culture, literature, politics) and where these are buried.

The building of the Pantheon in Paris is located in the center of the city, in the 5th “arrondissement” and is a very impressive classical building. Built as a church at the end of the 18th century in a Gothic style with antique Greek influences it was transformed after the French revolution in a memorial place of the greatest men of the French history in all kind of achievement (art, culture, literature, politics) and where these are buried.

On the front of the building is written: “Aux grands Hommes, la patrie reconnaissance” (To the great men of the grateful country). It is very impressive to visit (fees from 4,80 Euros to 7,50 Euros), the building is beautiful too from outside. You can see it from far, emerging progressively from between the street constructions and once you’re in front of it you realize that it’s a really huge monument! So, if you’re in Paris, don’t miss this place! :))

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

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantheon_de_Paris

Metro: line 10: Maubert-Mutualite and Cardinal-Lemoine
Bus: lines 21, 27, 38, 82, 84, 85, 89 ;
RER: line B: Luxembourg

written by vicuna on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations

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