Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Le Panthéon

Located in the Quartier Latin (the Latin Quarter), the Pantheon is a Gothic-inspired building that was originally commissioned in 1755 as a building to honor Sainte Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, but it is now a mausoleum for very influential figures in French literary and philosophical history, such as Voltaire, Rousseau, and Victor Hugo.

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