Majestic, graceful and inspiring, the Pantheon is a neoclassical building in the heart of the 5th arrondissement and a secular mausoleum that holds the remains of many distinguished French citizens. A symbol of greatness in the Latin Quarter, the Pantheon is a must-see monument close to the Hotel Saint-Jacques!
The Pantheon, where great historical figures are honoured
The imposing building of the Pantheon was constructed in the 18th century as a church dedicated to Saint Genevieve. During the French Revolution, the National Constituent Assembly decreed that it should become a monument to the greatest figures in the country’s history. Thus, from the late 18th century, the national heroes of French culture were laid to rest there, from writers to political figures, including such luminaries as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Jean Moulin, Jean Jaurès and Alexandre Dumas. The last person to be interred in this magisterial place was the politician, Simone Veil.
Pantheon, a breathtaking architectural tour
Visiting the Pantheon is like taking a voyage to the heart of French culture amidst the great names that have shaped the personality of our country since 1789. However, the Pantheon is also a remarkable monument from an architectural perspective, from its facade modelled on the Pantheon of Rome to its Corinthian columns, triple dome and magnificent paintings. A visit to this marvellous monument is essential!
The Hotel Saint-Jacques Paris, a short walk from the Pantheon
For your stay in Paris, choose an establishment with a perfect geographical location and elegant charm. The Hotel Saint-Jacques Paris is situated in the Rue des Ecoles, on the Left Bank, in the Latin Quarter. Its classic style gives pride of place to mouldings, antique furniture and soft colours. You will immediately feel at home in your Parisian haven.