Bizarre Necropolis in Paris
My hotel was very close to the Panthéon in the Latin section of Paris, so it seemed a shame not to explore the inside. It wasn’t really what I expected.
I thought I would have seen the traditional European cathedral stylings that are always so familiar and pretty. I never get tired of those, but the Panthéon was a curious collection of strange crypts, giant pendulums, and other assorted agnostic items.
The necropolis holds the remains of Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo, and Emile Zola, among others.
- Trey Ratcliff
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