Au Pantheon – photo’s taken by Tiphaine, owner of Simple et Purs

The restoration work being carried out on the Pantheon is one of largest projects in Europe and the monumental self-supporting scaffolding system is a great technical feat.

The Centre des Monuments Nationaux has chosen to commission contemporary artist JR (click on his name to find out more about him) to create a participatory work inspired by his INSIDE OUT project, encapsulating the humanistic and universal values embodied by the Pantheon.

To create this work that surrounds the drum of the monument’s dome, portraits were collected in March 2014 from photos that were uploaded to this website, and at nine national monuments over France thanks to JR’s Photo Booth truck.

JR’s installation covers the dome, the cupola, and the floor of the Pantheon. The outside artwork will be exposed throughout the construction phase which is taking place on the Pantheon’s upper parts, whereas the inside installation will remain until the day after the “Nuit Blanche”, on October 5th, 2014.

Tiphaine and her family have used JR’s Photo Boot Truck back in March and she went to the Pantheon together with her husband and Lazare to see if the could find his portrait. Well, Lazare sure did find his! 

Want to visit the installation, click here to find out the address, opening hours etc.

After visiting the Pantheon they took their Babboe Bike with them into the Luxembourg Gardens to let Lazare enjoy a pony ride and eat ice-cream! 

Au pantheon!

Au Pantheon!

Au Pantheon!

Lazare found his portrait!

The Pantheon Paris

Pony ride at jardin du Luxembourg

Pony ride in jardin du Luxembourg wearing his Saltwater sandals which are available here

Babboe bike

We love to explore Paris in our Babboe ‘City’ Cargo Bike