For Paris’s Panthéon, modeled after the original in Rome, architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot embellished a classical structure with Gothic detailing. Though it originally served as a church, the building now acts as a burial place for notable French citizens.
St. Etienne du Mont is a Gothic church on the Montagne Sainte-Genevieve in the fifth arrondissement behind the Pantheon. It is one of the most interesting churches in Paris, and was once a part of an abbey dedicated to Saint Genevieve. The church carefully guards its main attraction – the shrine and the golden reliquary which are used to hold the body of Sainte-Genevieve, the patroness of Paris.