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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 #68 of 733 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Activities: Ice skating, Biking
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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Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We did not go inside, but enjoyed viewing the outside of this building. Very detailed architecture, wonderful square. It is in the Marais district, so central to visiting that area.

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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321 reviews 321 reviews
275 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Although it is situated very close to Notre Dame, it is often overlooked by visitors, since it is not among the "must sees" of Paris. But it is indeed a must see, since I do not think that there is any other building that much beautiful as Hotel de Ville is. Absolutely my favorite!!!

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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36 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

You can appreciate this architectural gem with a walk-by. Use any guidebook. Would not tour unless in Paris for extended period of time or a student.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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249 reviews 249 reviews
223 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Just across the Ile de la Cite, on the right bank of the Seine is located vast complex of municipality buildings. It is bordered on the north side by the famous Rue de Rivoli and on the south side by the beautiful Quai de l' Hotel de Ville. It happened that I made nice walk along this quay and enjoyed... More

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Central Coast California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Go to the Hotel de Ville and talk to a guard who speaks English. He will direct you to a building across the street to book a tour. It's worth it to find your way to that office. Very helpful, pleasant staff. The tour was conducted entirely in French, so we got bored very quickly. The guide did apologize for... More

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Currency Creek, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I like this place. it is expensive so I didn't spend a lot of money there, but it had a cool aura. The building is superior and the destination is easily accessible from the inner city and really easy to get to using the metro system. It is one of those rare places that appeals to men and woman and... More

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Georgetown, TX
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We walked by this building on our way to Le Marais. A government building has been on this site since the 1300s. Throughout history, the building has been destroyed and rebuilt several times. The current building was built in the late 1800s in the French Renaissance style.

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Toronto, Canada
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The exterior of City Hall is stunning! I'm not sure if you're able to tour inside, I only had time for a quick walk of the outside. It is definitely worth a visit if you have any an appreciation at all for architecture. The carousel out front is so charming and looks lovely in photos with Hotel de Ville in... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I like this place. it is expensive so I didn't spend a lot of money there, but it had a cool aura. The building is superior and the destination is easily accessible from the inner city and really easy to get to using the metro system. It is one of those rare places that appeals to men and woman and... More

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Tammisaari, Finland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My teenage children found this area one of the best shopping areas for cheap clothes. There are plenty of secod hand shops and vintage shops where you can find unique and inexpensive pieces. I recommend! It´s a very beautiful surrounding for taking an afternoon walk and enjoying a coffee or lemon juice while watching people passing by.

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