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Paris: Panthéon Admission Ticket and Self-Guided Tour

Paris: Panthéon Admission Ticket and Self-Guided Tour

From US$ 13.34 per person

Explore the Panthéon, the temple dedicated to the memory of the men and women who have marked French history since the time of the French Revolution. Spend a fascinating hour on a self-guided tour and take in views of the city from the upper floors.

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The experience
  • Skip the lines and enter the Panthéon without delay
  • Visit the monument at your own pace on a self-guided tour
  • See the final resting place of more than 70 important figures of French history
Full description
A masterpiece created by Soufflot (1713-1780) and a former church, the Panthéon became the burial place for famous French personalities from the time of the French Revolution. Spend an hour visiting this important monument on a skip-the-line self-guided tour. A major exhibition at the Panthéon pays tribute to Jacques-Germain Soufflot, one of the greatest French architects. It presents his career and his monumental achievements, the most famous being the royal Church of Sainte-Geneviève, the current Panthéon. With this temple, the architect achieved Louis XV's desire to glorify the monarchy in the form of a church dedicated to Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris. The edifice was deconsecrated during the French Revolution in 1791 and renamed the Panthéon. During the turbulent years of the 19th century, as regimes changed, it alternated in function between a religious and a patriotic monument. Since 1885, the year of Victor Hugo's death and burial in the Panthéon, it has been the last resting place for the great writers, scientists, generals, clergymen and politicians who have made French history. The crypt houses the tombs of more than 70 illustrious figures including Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile Zola, Alexandre Dumas, Pierre and Marie Currie, and others. From the recently restored upper floors you can enjoy superb views across the city (from April to October). Visit before September 26, 2021 and see the Victor Hugo temporary exhibition. Learn about all the steps of his exceptional funerals, from the wake at Arc de Triomphe to the entrance at the Pantheon.
  • 1-hour self-guided tour with a visitor guide available in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish, Portuguese and Chinese
  • 45-minute guided tour available every afternoon (subject to availability)
  • Skip-the-line admission (can be used on any date and at any time)
  • Access to Victor Hugo temporary exhibition until September 26, 2021
  • Audio guide (€ 3 payable directly at the monument)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Entrance to the Panthéon, Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris. Please note that this attraction closes at 4:00 PM on 24th December and 31st December.

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  • Free admission for persons under 18 years of age and EU residents under 26 years of age, with valid ID
  • Due to safety reasons, the maximum authorized size of bags is 40x40x20cm. Note that there is no luggage room to leave bags larger than this
  • Last admission 45 minutes before closing time
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The Pantheon is phenomenal. You do not need to buy an audioguide as all the information is all over the exhibits with french and English! It is quite stunning, the history is phenomenal, and the architecture is immense. The crypt is interesting with famous French people such as Dumas, Hugo, Zola, etc.

October 5, 2019

Self guided tour was a great experi

The ticket did not include the audio player which was an additional 3 euro. The audio player was a lttle hassle and I might skip it next time. Also I think the audio player accepted earphones so this would have been helpful to have with but I didn't at the time. I wish the audio was more specific and less general. The whole tour is about an hour.

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August 24, 2019

Cool but better stuff out there

I liked the Pantheon and thought is was cool. Cool to see the resting place of Dumas, Hugo, Voltaire, Curie but all in all there are cooler things to see in Paris and I would put other sites first. There are tablets in the crypt that give you background and history on most of the people which is cool. I ordered our skip tickets on my phone in the regular line and then jumped right to the front. Saved us about 30 min of standing in the heat.

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August 13, 2018

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