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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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A fairy tale castle

The imposing building of City Hall has been the seat of the local administration since 1357 when it was bought for that purpose. Truly magnificent building of gargantuan... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rijeka, Croatia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The imposing building of City Hall has been the seat of the local administration since 1357 when it was bought for that purpose. Truly magnificent building of gargantuan proportions, with extraordinary history, that is located on the bank of the river Seine, was burnt down in 1871 and rebuilt in the Renaissance style inspired by the castles in the Loire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this edifice while walking the streets La Marais and crossed the road to see it better, then we circled it to see if we could count the statues on it, we couldn't. This is just such an incredible sight and perhaps and the square in front is so lively and filled with people and kids that it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never able to enter this building as it is a government building - so when we saw they had this special exhibit we were excited to see the inside of the beautiful building. The exhibit was incredible and the building breathtaking - loved the pulley systems on the chandeliers!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel de Ville is the patriarchal expression of grandeur in Paris. This stunning architectural masterpiece is just across the bridge from Cathédrale Notre-Dame and opens up to the colorful and vivacious Marais neighborhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Hotel de Ville (City Hall) has been the nerve center of French history for 700 years. It was the center of the French Revolution. The presence of security in the plaza,in these times,is appropriate. Mass rallies and public executions run rampant in my imagination. The architecture alone is worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning building. The Square in front is filled with vendors trying to sell you everything under the sun, but if you can get past that its worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't take my eyes of it !!! Great architecture, very nice Christmas decoration... My best monument in Paris... Love this place ... Its a monument to visit... Recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The City Hall of Paris is a 19thcentury reconstruction of the original town hall which was burned down in the Paris commune of 1871. The republic was proclaimed from here in 1870. We were fortunate to have attended a reception in the Hotel twenty years ago and the beautifully ornate interior compliments the magnificent, elaborate facade. Intricate stonework, statues and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This beautiful building is part of walking tours because it is a lovely part of central Paris. I love this part of central Paris encompassing the 1st to 6th arrondisements.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

It is a really beautiful building! I was only a little bit sad because this year they didn't build the ice skating rink, i was really looking foward to see it

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