Aaah, Paris, the city of love, fashion, and great cuisine. And of old monuments. I don’t know if you know this one in other countries, but in Paris we have a huge building called the Panthéon. It regroups the remains of great men and women of French history, especially those who participated in the name of the republic values and human rights, such as writers, scientists, member of the resistance, and nobel price owners.
The place itself is stunning, its huge and really tall inside, and because it’s made of stone it was way colder than outside ! It’s very weird since it’s winter, it gives you a strange feeling.
I’m sorry if the pictures are not of great quality, but it was a spontaneous visit so I didn’t have my camera with me at the moment, I took them with my phone. I hope you’ll enjoy them anyway !
Here is the entrance :
A clock ? ?
The National Convention, that was the existing institution right before the Republic.
⋅ Victor Hugo – Alexandre Dumas – Marie Curie – Pierre Curie – Jean Jaurès – Felix Éboue – Emile Zola – Jean Moulin – André Malraux ⋅
The shadow of Voltaire was there too :
And a lot more, but I couldn’t put them all.
And here is a grid of some paintings, sculptures and more of what you can see inside :
I kept the ticket ? :
I hope you enjoyed this cultural parenthesis, even though it’s not what I usually post about in this blog.
But since I live in Paris, I thought maybe i’ll show you what you can see here, so the people who can’t go or want to can see a bit of it ?
See ya !
Inese Poga Art plus Life says
It makes one feel small. The history is so rich and overwhelming. It’s great to be part of such experience. https://inesepogalifeschool.com/
It does indeed 🙂 It’s intimidating to realize so much happened there.
Incredible! I’ve always wanted to go, so it’s great to see what’s inside 🙂
Me too, I always pass in front of it on my way to school ! Now it’s done haha ?
Truly beautiful! I definitely want to visit whenever I get to Paris. All of the history of it makes it even more intriguing!
I’m glad I made you want to visit it, or at least that I confirmed your idea of doing so ! I hope you can visit it soon ?
Me too! Very much so!
Thoughts in Life says
Love your post as well as the pictures ??
Thank you ! ??
Excellent post! Thanks for the tour!
Thanks, and you’re welcome ! ?
I studied 4 years of French in high school, and I’ve always wanted to visit Paris ever since. Great post!
Thanks ! That’s amazing, French is hard to learn. I hope you can visit us soon ?
Wow, seems amazing! 🙂 Thank you for sharing.
It was ! You’re welcome ?
History is one thing I love. I would have loved to see more things than the louvre and monets garden when I visited paris last time but I was 15 and my mother was more intrested in food. So thank you for letting me se some! https://nattahsblog.wordpress.com
You’re welcome ! That’s too bad, but hey French food is good too ? I hope you’ll be able to come back and visit more !
I just feel like French food and vegan is a hard thing to find 🙁
Some day I will definitely go back to visit Paris to see what I didn’t get to see last time.
Oh in this case yeah, French food is a lot about meat and butter, so not ideal at all ! But lately with the popularization of the vegan diet you can find very good vegan restaurants ! ?
Much Love, J says
I badly want to travel to Paris. Everything seems romantic and beautiful and dreamyyyyyyyyy 😀
Haha, it gives off that feeling yeah 🙂 It really is a charming city. I hope you can visit soon ! <3
Much Love, J says
you are lucky to live in such place <3 someday! 🙂
I know ! But it has its flaws too, like really small and expensive apartments haha
Much Love, J says
i didn’t know that not until now! well, nothing’s perfect eh? atleast you have everyday to see the beauty around you. ❤
Exactly, it compensates for the rest in a way ! ?
The Panthéon is a very nice place!! It gives the wish to write to those people who made history! 🙂 I remember having written a letter to Jean Moulin (a beautiful resistant during the 2nd World War).
That’s a great idea ! It would be amazing to be able to actually talk to people from the past, but I guess in the meantime we can just write them letters they’ll never read haha ?
Losing the Plot says
Fascinating! I’ve been to the Pantheon in Rome, I didn’t realise till now that there was another in Paris! I managed to see some sights on my last trip (to a Stade Francais) match, I’ll maybe get to the Pantheon next time 🙂