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Paris. Le Panthéon

Paris. Le Panthéon

The Pantheon Paris (Latin Pantheon, from Greek Pantheon, meaning "Every god") is a building in the Latin Quarter
of Paris. It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve, but after many changes now
combines liturgical functions with its role as a famous burial place. It is an early example of Neoclassicism, with a
facade modelled after the Pantheon in Rome
Located in the 5th arrondissement on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, the Panthéon looks out over all of Paris. Its
architect, Jacques-Germain Soufflot, had the intention of combining the lightness and brightness of the gothic
cathedral with classical principles. Soufflot died before his work was achieved, and his plans were not entirely
followed. The transparency he had planned for his masterpiece was not attained. Nevertheless, it is one of the
most important architectural achievements of its time and the first great neoclassical monument.

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Fabienne13-Sep-2012 18:56
Superbe vue sur ce monument incontournable de Paris.
Vickie BROWN12-Sep-2012 16:50
Magnificent building that almost all foreign tourists must to visit! Thank you for taking me back to my memory, José! V
ac12-Sep-2012 16:46
Nice photo and comment.
Giuseppe Esposito12-Sep-2012 16:33
Great building... Very good shot.
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