Cheap hotels near Panthéon in Paris, France
Perched on a hill in the Latin Quarter, the Panthéon is immediately recognizable for its white dome and neoclassical columns.
The building was constructed under Louis XV as a church dedicated to Saint Genevieve. Finished only in 1789, however, the post-Revolution leaders immediately re-purposed it as a mausoleum to house the remains of the country's great men.
Inside, tombs of celebrated citizens abound, including great writers, philosophers and scientists. (Interestingly, the group only includes one woman, Marie Curie.) In the center of it all, a replica of Foucault's Pendulum swings back and forth from the dome, proving (since 1851) that the earth is spinning beneath it.
The Panthéon is open daily, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit the monument’s website for more information and pricing.
Hotels near the Panthéon: The monument is located in the Latin Quarter, and there are many affordable hotels just north of it. This is prime Cheapo-territory.