Four French Notables to be Buried in Panthéon

On Friday, Feb. 21, President François Hollande announced that four new individuals were to be inducted into the Panthéon, a secular mausoleum in the Latin Quarter that serves as the final resting place to dozens of France’s notables. Among the four named were two women, WWII resistance fighters Germaine Tillion and Geneviève de Gaulle-Anthonioz, the […]

Politicians call for Hessel to be buried in Pantheon

The impact of the late Stéphane Hessel may be greater than France had initially perceived. Various political figures have called for Hessel to be buried in the Pantheon, alongside other French greats such as Victor Hugo, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire, and Emile Zola. An official petition addressed to French President Francois Hollande was published to the press […]