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Hotel de Ville

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Address: Place de l'Hotel de Ville, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 42 76 54 04
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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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We only passed by on our walks to the Marais section. The building is very impressive and is beautifully lit at night...

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Atlanta, GA 30062

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Atlanta, GA 30062
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only passed by on our walks to the Marais section. The building is very impressive and is beautifully lit at night...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

nice place, good service, people are friendlier, place is clean. From outside it looks quiet royal. it was good.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was for a private party. The building is impressive especially inside. nice architecture and very rich scenery. Like other old buildings it also lacks air conditioning! and has no lift. after you climb plenty of steps you get in magnificent atmosphere of the old time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Paris city hall known for its Renaissance architecture is beautiful. The white sandstone has been recently restored so even a drive-by glimpse is well worth the visit.

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Wayzata, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Temporary exhibits can be found on the square in front of Hotel de Ville on a regular basis. We usually come in June, and there always seems to be an exhibit of some kind being built.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice building not far from the Seine River on the Rightside Bank... Regular events/shows/ are organized here, often so on the history of the city itself with free entrance and open air ice skating is usually possible in winter time on the 'esplanade' in front of the main entrance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to see the WWII exposition. It was incredible. There were original photographs, newspapers and magazines. The highlight was the film with live footage, including the Parisian welcoming of the US troops,

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hôtel de Ville de Paris has been the seat of the Paris City Council since 1357. The current building, with a neo-renaissance style, was built by architects Théodore Ballu and Edouard Deperthes on the site of the former Hôtel de Ville which burnt down during the Paris Commune in 1871. Visits to the town hall, a powerful and prestigious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the many beautiful buildings in Paris, the town hall is simply breathtaking. Such a lovely, vibrant atmosphere, and gorgeous both day and night. Particularly special if you can visit during winter, as the square in front of the building is transformed into a city skating rink, beautiful to look at, and fun to both participate and observe the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful palace is worth a visit no doubt. It is now the headquarter of the municipality of Paris and one should go behind the building and ask for a visit permission. The best opportunity is in September, during the European days of patrimoine.

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