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Hotel de Ville

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Address: | Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 42 76 54 04
Activities: Ice skating, Biking
Description: This beautiful, 19th century building is now the seat of the French...
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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Beautiful building didn't go inside. Its a big building with a ice skating rink beside. Right off the metro line

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building didn't go inside. Its a big building with a ice skating rink beside. Right off the metro line

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Be aware: "Hôtel de Ville" means in French "City Council"! And amazingly, Paris' City Council has been housed at this square ("Place de l'Hôtel de Ville") since 1357! The actual building, in the neo-renaissance style, was built on the site of the former "Hôtel de Ville" which burnt down during the Paris Commune in 1871. The awesome building is really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Hotel de Ville on Rue de Rivoli is anything but a hotel. It is actually a government office. It is in the 4th arrondisement as is the "City Hall". Worth a visit as the building is very grand and beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you're visiting Paris before 18th March 2015 and are in the neighbourhood (which you probably will be, the Hotel de Ville being slap bang in the centre) then drop by and have a look at the Magnum photography exhibition here. It's free, and very good. Photographers such as Cartier-Bresson, Capa, and Martin Parr are represented, and it covers their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful buildings in Paris. The outside was bustling with people ice skating or riding the carousel. We walked around outside in awe of the building. I didn't know that you could tour the inside. That goes on the bucket list for my next trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Did not stay here but visited the square outside the hotel, it is quite popular with tourists. The hotel is a lovely building and nice lights at night. Note - there are free drinking water fountains in the square if you want to fill up your water bottles!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Took a stroll one recent Sunday morning while in Paris from Saint Jacques Boulevard past Notre Dame to the Hotel de Ville. I had run across a picture of the attraction while leafing through some brochures and found the architecture intriguing (plus I needed a walk). The building wasn’t drawing the crowds like the cathedral, but it’s grandiose and ornamental... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The carousel and ice rink and Christmas decorations at Hotel de Ville are just pure magic!! So lovely. Beautiful building and just magical holiday feeling!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Very picturesque and useful to navigate yourself around paris. Metro station is very close by. Building work was happening when we visited

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

My wife wasnt impressed with 'just an old government building', but I think this is still one of the finest looking buildings in this city full of beautiful places! We didnt go in, but was happy we at least strolled by when heading back to our rental flat in the nearby Marais district. We sat out front and soaked up... More 

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