Panthéon | Exhibition

Victor Hugo. ‘La Liberté au Panthéon’. (‘Freedom at the Panthéon’)

from 19 May 2021 to 26 September 2021

Place du Panthéon - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement

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The state funeral given to Victor Hugo has long resonated in the collective memory. The Pantheon traces the various stages of this event in the exhibition Victor Hugo. La Liberté au Panthéon from the funeral wake on 31 May 1885 at the Arc de Triomphe to the immense funeral procession and his entry into the Pantheon - the final resting place of great men and women in the history of France - on 1 June. From  19 May to 26 September 2021.

Drawings, souvenirs, newspapers, posters, sculptures, paintings and photos highlight this national event but also Victor Hugo’s fight for justice, his literary work and his strong social engagement.


All public

Prices and times

Everyday from 10am to 6.30pm.

€11,5. Free for children aged under 18


The temple of the French nation.
With the Pantheon, architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot met Louis XV’s wish to glorify the monarchy in the form of a church dedicated to Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris. The Revolution in 1789 transformed the monument into a temple for Great Men. During the turbulent years of the 19th century, as regimes changed, it alternated in its role as a religious and patriotic monument. Since 1885, the year of Victor Hugo’s death and burial in the Pantheon, it has been the last resting place for the great writers, scientists, generals,
churchmen and politicians who have made the history of France. The crypt houses the tombs of more than 70 illustrious figures including Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile Zola, Alexandre Dumas, Pierre and Marie Curie and, from 1 July 2018, Simone Veil.

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Place du Panthéon
75005 Paris

  • Subway - Cardinal Lemoine
  • RER - Luxembourg
  • Bus - 21, 27, 83, 84, 89

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

-Physical disability: not accessible for visitors in wheelchairs (11 steps outside, 5 steps to access the roadside, 38-step staircase without handrail to access the crypt, no adapted toilets).
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You can download the brochure presenting the various tours on offer for disabled people in the 12 national monuments in Paris and the Paris region by visiting the 'Contacts par Région' tab.
Contact: - Centre des Monuments Nationaux Pôle Île-de-France: 22 Avenue Victoria - 75001 Paris

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