The central nave, supported by elaborate corinthian columns.
The building is no longer a church, but serves as a mausoleum where the bodies of the great men, and now women, of France lie. From Voltaire to Pierre and Marie Curie, noted authors, scientists, and men of state are honored here.
The columns are massive.
I had just the right amount of time to wander around before we gathered for our climb up into the dome.