At the Pantheon. Originally a basilica for St. Genevieve, almost as soon as it was finished it was converted into a temple to France’s great men. The walls are covered with important historical figure — St. Denis, King and Saint Louis IX, Joan of Arc. There are little monuments to the heroes of wars, the great philosophers, placed in various corners. It was interesting to walk around and read the stories behind the murals. The mixture of styles was somehow harmonious. Despite being repurposed many times over its history, the Pantheon retains a sense of solemn grandeur.