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The same conference is offered three times at The French Class:
Modern French Presidents have been particularly keen to associate themselves with great figures of the past through solemn and often spectacular ceremonies of “panthéonisation” or burial in the Paris Pantheon, a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens. But who gets to be panthéonisé? Who can object to such an honor? Why is it occasionally turned down? Have individuals ever been dépanthéonisés? How many women have been buried in this Temple dedicated to the Grands Hommes de la Patrie? Hear the fun and sometimes shocking lore surrounding this largely political game, then learn about the four French Résistants thus honored during François Hollande’s presidency.