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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 #65 of 773 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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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

we were able to see it on the "open monuments weekend" and were very impressed by the gorgeous and huge rooms, including the very charming office of the lady mayor, and her sitting rooms

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I feel this is one of the most impressive buildings in Paris. Front is flanked by fountains and is a nice place for a sit down whilst admiring the building.

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Toronto, Canada
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Located right off the #1 subway line we ended up here many times and made our way around the whole building without going in. Beautiful picture opp

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

On a previous visit to Paris my wife and I sat and people watched at a cafe near the Hotel de Ville. I was watching the building more than the people. When we returned on our recent visit we had to come back to what I feel is among the most beautiful buildings in Paris. It was one of the... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is one of the sumptuous and amazing landmarks of Paris . I recommend everyone to visit it . For art & sculpture lovers , I invite them to regard attentively the statues decorating the exterior of the building , I really enjoyed the architecture , the statues decorating the exterior of the building , and i admired the place... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a quickie kind of tour. The current temporary exhibit is about the liberation of Paris by De Gaulle and his army. Lots of information. Nothing in English regrettably, but pictures and video/movie say a lot. Easy self-guided tour and doesn't take a lot of time. Give it a shot as you won't be disappointed.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

At right angles on Rivoli (the main street), sits the Hotel de Ville de Paris. Guided tours are available but must be booked ahead of time. We did not see the stunning interiors although we had seen footage of the ball room which compares favorably with the most beautiful rooms of Versailles. The exterior of this huge mansard roofed building... More

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