Interior. In the transept is the white marble tomb of Cardinal Richelieu, sculpted by Girardon to a design by Le Brun in 1694.
The hill on which we are now is called the Montagne Ste Genevieve. We walk along Rue Soufflot, full of bookshops and publishers of legal works. At the top of the street, at the corner of Place du Pantheon, are on the left the Faculty of Law ( Soufflot, 1770 ) and on the right the Town Hall of the 5th Arrondissement ( Hittorf, 1850 ).
In the square, which is dominated by the majestic mass of the Pantheon, is the Library of Ste Genevieve, designed by Labrouste ( 1844-1850 ), with a wealth of manuscripts and early printed books. At the sides of the Pantheon are two marble statues, representing Corneille and Rousseau.