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EXPLORE Paris

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Paris
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http://www.pantheonparis.com/ Place du Panthéon Paris 75005
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Le Panthéon

Louis XV vowed in 1744 that if he recovered from an illness he would replace the ruined church of St-Gen?vieve Abbey with an edifice to the glory of the patron saint of Paris: St-Gen?vieve.

He got better, and thus began the construction of the Panthéon with its Greek and Corinthian influences. Its commanding view of the city is reason enough to visit.