Paris – The Panthéon

The Pantheon is, without doubt, a colossus of a building and one of the most imposing monuments in Paris.. The interior is incredibly ornate and detailed, with wonderful frescoes on the walls.  It also houses the Foucault pendulum, which demonstrates the rotation of the earth via a brass plated pendulum suspended from the dome of the Pantheon.  The crypt below is also impressive and is the final resting place for many of France’s renowned writers, poets and scientists, including Jean Moulin, Victor Hugo and Marie Curie.

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