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The Pantheon

The Pantheon Paris France
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Stock #: 87414
City: Paris
Country: France
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The Panthoen, occupies the site of the tomb of St. Genevieve (422 - 512) the patron saint of Paris. A church, destroyed in the 18th century, was erected over her tombh, and in 1764 - 1790 the present edifice was constructed for designs by Souffiot. It was constituted a national burial place for France's great men in 1791, and, after various restoration to religions uses, was finally secularised in 1885. Mirabeau, Voltaire, Victor Hugo, President Carnot, and many famous Frenchmen are interred here.