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Panthéon - PARIS-2018-78

On our Paris Charms & Secrets electric bike tour of Paris we visited the Panthéon where recently Simone Veil was buried (along with her husband Antonine Veil as a mark of respect).

 

It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve and to house the reliquary châsse containing her relics but, after many changes, now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens.

 

By burying its great people in the Panthéon, the France nation acknowledges the honour it received from them. As such, interment here is severely restricted and is allowed only by a parliamentary act for "National Heroes.”

 

More details at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panthéon

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Taken on July 6, 2018