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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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Place de l'Hotel de Ville, 75004 Paris, France
Le Marais
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All reviews city hall beautiful building ice skating french renaissance current building open to the public metro stop near notre dame department store lille architecture government exhibition facade expos reconstruction rebuilt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are often free expositions here and they are always well-organized. Sometimes a long line to get it. The building is a gem, re-built after it was torched during the Commune revolution. Very grand.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed February 4, 2019

Hotel de Ville which was rebuilt in the French Renaissance style in 1873 after it had been damaged during the Paris Commune two years prior.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed February 1, 2019

This is effectively the City Hall and is an architectural delight and worth photographing. We came her to visit the tourist office in order to collect the museum passes but were delighted to see what is an amazing building.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Hotel de Ville (City Hall) is a beautiful building in the 4th arrondissement of Paris that is worth taking a view minutes to enjoy if you enjoy architecture. Originally constructed at this location in the 14th century, Hotel de Ville has taken on various architectural...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

The city hall in the first district of Paris is large and beautiful. On December there is a small christmas market and some decoration and the spectacle is more supreme.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vasw-George
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Enough said. Beautiful especially during Christmas time with all the lights. Fa la la la la la....... To make up the 100 words on TA.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank IVegas
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Paris' big city hall,, very impressive architecture. Look for special art or history expos, usually with a city of Paris theme,,always free and often fascinating.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Just beautiful building in the heart of the city. You have to stop by to look at it! There are often events in front of it as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed October 10, 2018

It is every bit as impressive as we thought it would be. Unfortunately, we did not have a chance to go inside, but seeing it in person was worth the short time spent.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SuperTed19
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This Neo-Renaissance style building has been Paris council headquarters since the mid-14th century. It´s located at the 4th arrondissament.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David S
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Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets
that beg to be explored. It bursts with small
boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional
restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner,
you'll come across little gems of architecture
spanning the centuries, from understated medieval
towers to classical libraries and 17th century
splendor. This neighborhood unites a rich mix of
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March 31, 2018|
Response from Tonibennett70 | Reviewed this property |
It's the Mayor's offices, very big
March 31, 2018|
Response from BrotherYo | Reviewed this property |
Good morning Silvana, Doubtful that in such a public place they will allow you to store luggages. Yoland
November 26, 2017|
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Response from startedthepuzzle |
No, there is no ice skating there this winter, I'm in Paris now. Try Tracadero.