Ideally located in the heart of the 5th arrondissement of Paris, the Hotel Saint-Jacques is just 300 metres from the Pantheon and that great monument’s magnificent architecture. From April 22nd to August 31st, 2020, the Pantheon hosts the exhibition Victor Hugo; Liberty at the Pantheon. Don’t miss it during your stay with us.
The Pantheon, an essential place to visit
A masterpiece designed by the architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot, the Pantheon was directly inspired by the Pantheon of Agrippa in Rome. Its famous crypt is the last resting place of many illustrious French citizens, including Marie Curie, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire, Louis Braille and Simone Veil. But it’s Victor Hugo to whom this temple of the French nation will soon pay homage on the 135th anniversary of his death. The exhibition Victor Hugo, Liberty at the Pantheon will look in detail at the national funeral that was accorded the French writer and poet, including the vigil on May 31st, 1885 at the Arc de Triomphe, as well as the route of the subsequent procession that took his body to the Pantheon on June 1st. It will also explore the importance of Victor Hugo’s legacy using an eloquent thread, that of freedom!
How to reach the Pantheon from the Hotel Saint-Jacques
Located at 35 Rue des Écoles, the Hotel Saint-Jacques allows easy access to the Pantheon in just 3 minutes on foot. To get there, you first need to follow the Rue des Écoles for around 25 metres, then turn left onto the Rue des Carmes, which you follow for 80 metres, then the Rue Valette for 170 metres. Then you simply turn right into the Place du Panthéon and you’re there! The Hotel Saint-Jacques wishes you a delightful visit to the Pantheon and its exhibition!
Hotel Saint-Jacques Paris, a 3-star hotel at the heart of Quartier Latin