In Honor of Greatness
In 1744, King Louis XV was ill and promised that, should he recover, he would have a monument worthy of the patron saint of Paris erected in place of the ruins of the Abbey of St Genevieve. True to his word, as soon as he was healthy, he commissioned the design and construction of an incredible building that would stand as a beacon of French greatness far longer than he could have imagined.
By choosing from among the quality hotels near Latin Quarter-Pantheon in Paris, you too will get to bear witness to the beauty and importance of this architectural wonder. Though it was meant to be built as a church, and has occasionally reverted to that purpose, the Pantheon has spent the vast portion of its long existence as a mausoleum for the remains of the greatest of the country’s citizens. In fact, inclusion in this iconic location is only possible through a parliamentary act, one given only to National Heroes.
Greats like Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Emile Zola, Alexandre Dumas, Jean Perrin and Marie Curie, the only woman who earned admittance by her own merit, are buried within its hallowed halls. Equally as impressive is the design of the building, consisting of a rare triple dome that displays a fresco of the Apotheosis of Saint Genevieve. It was used to demonstrate the rotation of the earth by Leon Foucault, by having a pendulum attached beneath the dome. It has been home to Rodin’s The Thinker and the Leviathon Thot, and was even the site of a covert year-long project to repair its clockwork by Untergunther. Add this must-see piece of history to your itinerary by booking with the hotels near Latin Quarter-Pantheon in Paris.
In Pursuit of Comfort
Now that you are assured a very educational and enlightening experience for your waking hours, guarantee your nights will have just as much grandeur with a room or suite at the hotels near Latin Quarter-Pantheon in Paris. Three of the four hotels boast a four-star rating, and the other settles perfectly at the middle with a three-star rating. That means that no matter which choice you make, you can find a high level of quality and, if need be, do so for a more economic price.
Enjoy views of the Pantheon, and a Scottish bar at the Villa Pantheon so close to the iconic location it includes part of the word right in its name. Celebrate the French women who were as great as the men interred in the Pantheon with your stay at the Hotel Les Dames du Pantheon. Take in as much history at your hotel as you will nearby with a reservation at the first post house in Paris when you book at the Hotel Le Petit Paris.
Or, save yourself a little money and get a more modern stay with all the extras you could need at the Hotel Paris St Germain. It’s plain to see that the hotels near Latin Quarter-Pantheon in Paris are all perfectly designed and located to give you the best experience you could possibly have.