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The Pantheon Murals

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The walls of the former Eglise Sainte Geneviève are covered in monumental painting cycles depicting the lives of great french icons. The paintings were comissioned in the 1870s to a large number of en-vogue artists of the day, such as Puvis de Chavannes, Galland, Bonnat, Cabanel, Lenepveu, Laurens and many others.
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The paintings cover up the former window spots of the old church of Soufflot, and give the building its current flair of a darkened temple.
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