The Panthéon in Paris, France is the hall of fame of the grande nation. It was built as a church from 1764 on and was turned to non-religious use after the French Revolution. It should be used as memorial for important French persons and also be a place for their remains.

The first person buried here was the revolution leader Mirabeau. You can also find Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Marie Curie, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Alexandre Dumas and Émile Zola here.

Not brought to the Panthéon were Napoleon Bonaparte and Charles de Gaulle. In 1851 the building was used by Léon Faucault to prove with his pendulum that the world is rotating.

Place du Panthéon
75005 Paris

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