The Pantheon Paris – Soufflot Building Paris

Pantheon Paris Architect, Church Building, Photo, Date, Monument, History

The Pantheon Paris : Architecture

Soufflot Building in France – Historic French Church

23 Oct 2011

Le Pantheon de Paris

The Pantheon, Paris
Location: Paris Ve
Date: 1789/90
Design: Jacques Germain Soufflot, Architect

Pictures © Adrian Welch, taken in October 2011:

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The Pantheon in Paris was designed as a church building under King Louis XV, a monument to Saint Geneviève. Marie Curie, Victor Hugo, Émile Zola and Voltaire are interred in the crypt below Le Pantheon de Paris.

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Jean Bernard Léon Foucault conducted his famous experiment with a pendulum – Pendule de Foucault – in this building and to this day a 67m long pendulum still hangs here.

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Location: left bank, south of River Seine, south east of the city centre (walkable from say the Louvre or Notre-Dame Cathedral)

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Model of this historic French building, located to the north of the altar:
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Scanned photo of this historic church building in the French capital from the Pompidou Centre by Isabelle Lomholt in 1989

Historic Parisian Church


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