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The Pantheon, is at first, very confusing. You will be wondering what a building from Rome was doing in Paris, and you wouldn't be wrong. This building is openly inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, and was made in 1791. It was built on the instructions of King Louis XV, and was intended as a church of St. Genevieve. The Revolution changed plans for the Pantheon, and it was converted to a mausoleum. Some of the greatest French thinkers of the era were buried here. After that it has become a church and reverted twice. It was also the home of The Thinker, one of the most famous sculptures for 16 years. The Pantheon also has historical importance in the field of science. This is the place where Foucault conducted the experiment which demonstrated the rotation of Earth in 1851. The building is still an awe inspiring and sobering visit, and is a popular place for tourists to visit. The size of the dome and the building itself is great, and evokes a very grand feeling. This is a place for people who love French history. We wouldn't really recommend this for a family visit, but if you are an explorer out to discover and connect with history you cannot miss this place.