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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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The Hotel de Ville is a must see.Gorgeous architecture, by the Seine with amazing view.Always something to do around.The only bad thing is that it's so close to a big shopping area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cassandrecat
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Everywhere in Paris has stunning buildings but hotel de Ville has to be one of the best it’s really quite beautiful

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank charlotte r
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Street performers in front of this place really highlighted it's role as a centre of history and culture throughout the ages.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Eugénie D
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Felt fortunate to be able to view this exhibit in the Hotel De Ville. It was very interesting and pretty extensive. The exhibit was free and not many visitors. The building itself looks grand. I would like to have a tour of the building if...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank snappyjr
Reviewed July 29, 2018

One of the most interesting buildings in this part of Paris, for me. I really liked its architecture and the overall majesty it has. Very enjoyable visit even from the exterior only.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nemanja1205
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

A great area with shops, cafes, restaurants surrounding this distinctive building. It's easy to get lost in all the streets, as there's always something to discover.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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 Antoinette M | 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.