The Pantheon is one of Paris’ great monuments to visit. It was once built to become a church, as is the roman Pantheon, but the french Revolution decided differently.
Today, the Pantheon is the grave for the nation’s great men (and some women too !). Marie Curie, Pasteur, Marat, Jean Moulin have found their last home under the beautiful classic dome.
The Pantheon is in the Latin Quarter (5th arrondissement), a few steps away from the Sorbonne, the famous parisian university, place Saint-Michel, Luxembourg gardens and going eastwards the cute neighbourhood of rue Mouffetard and place Monge.
The monument itself sits on a small hill, named after Sainte Geneviève, once savior of Paris. But that’s another story…
Nearest metro is the RER station Luxembourg, or else metro / RER station Saint-Michel, metro place Monge.