The Pantheon is a neo-classical monument located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris. In the heart of the Latin Quarter, on the Sainte-Geneviève mountain, it is in the center of the Place du Pantheon and surrounded by the town hall of the 5th arrondissement, the Lycée Henri-IV, the Saint-Étienne-du-Mont church, the Sainte-Geneviève Library and the Faculty of Law. Street Soufflot draws a perspective to the garden of Luxembourg.

The name of the monument, Pantheon, comes from the Greek pántheion (πάνθειον), which means "of all the gods". Originally planned in the eighteenth century to be a church that would house the shrine of St. Genevieve, this monument has since the French Revolution vocation to honor great people who have marked the history of France except for the military careers normally devoted to Military Pantheon of InvalidesNote 1. Among others are interred Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Louis Braille, Sadi Carnot, Emile Zola, Jean Jaurès, Jean Moulin, Jean Monnet, Pierre and Marie Curie, André Malraux or Alexandre Dumas, who entered it in 2002. Germaine Tillion, Genevieve de Gaulle-Anthonioz, Jean Zay and Pierre Brossolette make their entry on May 27, 2015. Simone Veil, accompanied by her husband Antoine Veil, have been buried since July 1, 20182.

The architecture includes the facade of the Pantheon of Rome, built in the first century BC. AD, surmounted by a dome which is inspired by the Tempietto of the church San Pietro in Montorio. The various drawings of its construction, its decoration, the inscriptions and the symbols which appear there allow to traverse the construction - slow and contrasted - of the French nation. This monument is open to the public and managed by the National Monuments Center.  (Wikipedia)
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