The Pantheon of Paris

The Pantheon in Paris is one of the city’s most spectacular buildings . It was inspired by its great 1st century namesake in Rome but is more often compared to Sir Christopher  Wren’s St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
A final resting place for some of Paris’  great citizens it contains the tombs of Voltaire and Victor Hugo
Built in by Louis XV in 1744 as a church it took 50 years to build before being turned into a public space .During the Revolution it was turned into a mausoleum for the city’s high achievers.
Napoleon returned it to the church in 1806 but it was subsequently turned back to a public building in 1885.
The Pantheon’s facade of 22 giant Corinthian columns are based on Roman design .The galleries below the huge dome offer glorious 360 degree views of Paris.
Destination – France