The Pantheon Paris

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If this building looks familiar, it might be that you have visited the Pantheon in Rome. Pantheon is a Greek word that translates as “temple to all gods.” This post is about the Pantheon in Paris in the Latin Quarter.  This Pantheon  was built as a church to St. Genevieve in Neo-Classical style with a facade modeled after the Pantheon in Rome.

in 1744 King Louis XV vowed to build this church if he, Louis, recovered from a severe illness. You can see the recovered and he kept his word. This is a Votive Church built in gratitude to positive answered prayer.

In the crypt beneath the man building many famous Frenchmen are buried.

 

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Some of the recognizable names are Voltaire, Rousseau and Victor Hugo.

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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