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Hotel de Ville

29 rue de Rivoli, Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
01-42-76-43-43
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Ranked #69 of 798 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Ice skating, Biking
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Owner description: This beautiful, 19th century building is now the seat of the French government, and features a number of displays on French history.
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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

This building is absolutely gorgeous! I have to say it is the best one that I saw around Paris for the week. It is over 700 years old. If you are near Notre Dame or Concorde, then this is not far away at all. Pretty nice place for the Mayor of Paris. On the weekends, this area can be quite... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were there on Ascension Day so the building was closed but it was lovely to see scores of French people milling about and relaxing on the esplanade in front of the building. Pictures of the building speak for themselves so do see it in person if you can. There's also a fabulous department store (6 floors) Bazar de l'Hôtel... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This cute palace at the heart of Paris is the bureau of the Mayor, currently madame Ann Hidalgo. It's a mixture of museum, administration, exhibition and architecture.

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London, United Kingdom
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The entrance procedure is a little overly-cautious, but I guess we shouldn't complain too much about that... better to be safe than sorry! The exhibitions are a little sparse though -- a large multimedia screen showing a film in French, alongside some projections of the war and a collection of framed newspapers charting Paris' fall. Interesting if you like historical... More

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We wandered by the Hotel de Ville on our way to see Notre Dame Cathedral. Architecturally impressive. We didn't know that you could go inside until reading the other reviews.

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Dublin, Ireland
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very impressive building for a City Hall! And on the way to George Pompidou. Near the Jewish Quarter The Marais. Note it when you are passing it.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We visited Hotel de Ville to see the photographic exhibition "Libering France" in 1944. It was a fabulous collection of images of the Liberation of France. Well presented and though provoking. Highly recommend you visit this while it is still showing.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The city hall Paris or Hôtel-de-Ville is a perfect replica of the French Renaissance building erected during the 16th century and burnt down during the Commune of Paris, a Parisian revolution that took place in 1870. The building is spectacular (outside and inside!) and you can’t stop admiring all the detail of the architecture. It overlooks the Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville,... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I have to agree with all the other reviewers who commented that this building is especially beautiful - and perhaps the most beautiful in Paris, a city noted for its beauty. Great place to people watch, and sit to rest. I didn't know that limited tours were available inside! I will have to put that on my 'bucket' list for... More

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Magnificent, beautiful, charming and very, very impressive! Couldn't stop staring! The atmosphere around is also so fabulous! Walk as many times as possible to the place and have a little break nearby before walking further around this beautiful district!

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