Pantheon, Paris

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The Paris Panthéon is a building in the Greek style, originally constructed (1754–1780) as a church dedicated to the city's patron saint. In the French Revolution it was made into a temple to take the remains of great people, with the inscription "Aux grands hommes, la Patrie reconnaissante". At the restoration of the monarchy it was again a church, under Louis-Philippe a temple to "La Gloire", under the Second Empire a church again. It returned to its present name and the purpose given it by the Revolution, in order to receive the body of Victor Hugo in 1885.