Hôtel de Ville

Hôtel de Ville, Paris

Hôtel de Ville
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Government Buildings
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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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The area
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Neighborhood: 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 people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.
How to get there
  • Hôtel de Ville • 2 min walk
  • Cité • 4 min walk
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia29,031 contributions
Impressive building
Oct 2019
Hotel de Ville was built in the 16th century but had to be rebuilt in the second half of the 19th century following fire damage. It is a splendid building and quite ostentatious. It is very beautiful and it is worth spending part of your day on a visit here. It is also the seat of the Paris city government.
Written September 13, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,538 contributions
The City Hall and More
Feb 2020
We've been to much here, a reception and lots of art expos. This massive and impressive building was torched during the Commune uprising 1870, but was quickly rebuilt is sort of the same style. Now it's administrative, but pay attention to notices for art and history exhibits because they are excellent and free.
Written July 22, 2020
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fiamma11
Vienna, VA3,430 contributions
Nice at Christmas
Dec 2019
During the Christmas season, there is a Christmas Village and lots of lights and trees which makes this a lovely venue to stroll.
Written May 22, 2020
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand17,019 contributions
Festival
Jan 2020
I came out of the Hotel De Ville stop to get to Notre Dame Cathedral. It looked like the train station is connected to the building but it was all closed off when I was there so I ended up outside instead. I was on the back end of the building and was fascinated with the architecture. As I moved towards the front of the building towards the bridge to Note Dame, I noticed a statue on horseback on the side of the building.
As I neared the bridge I noticed that there was a festival of some sort in the front area of the hotel. It looked like a winter festivalwith free rides for kids. It was New Year so it could also have been related to that. Apart from rides there were a few stalls for food and shops of items. There were also a few photo areas. The building looks quite amazing from afar and does look nice closer up when you are able to see some of the intricate details.
I was able to get close to the building but not inside since it looked like it was closed. The colourful lighting around the area made it quite festive and interesting. It was an unexpected but really enjoyable find.
Written May 5, 2020
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia7,935 contributions
Ornate facade
Feb 2020 • Friends
Architecturally beautiful building that is free to visit, there is 108 statues on the front, we never stopped but saw from our tour bus only.
Written March 21, 2020
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia10,245 contributions
Christmas Village
Dec 2019
The beautiful (neo-renaissance style), Hotel de Ville (with its fairy tale like facade illuminated) was the back drop, for the most amazing Christmas Village. There were many free activities, Curling, Merry- go rounds and Santa Claus.
Written March 4, 2020
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patrick h
Paris, France48 contributions
don't hesitate to visit city hall !
Feb 2020
go and visit Paris city hall and after go to BHV terrasse on roof top to have a beautiful view on Paris !
Written February 23, 2020
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Alien W
377 contributions
My Visit
Feb 2020
Very beautiful building near the Notre-Dame de Paris. Walking along the river and taken a view of it.
Written February 16, 2020
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Steve_Grant1
Oldham, UK1,129 contributions
Nice outside
Jan 2020 • Couples
Very pretty exterior of the building . Worth a look at on a dry day when visiting other local sites.
Written February 10, 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,575 contributions
Vast and elegant City Hall
Dec 2019
The City authorities have their seat here since the 14c, but the edifice didn't have that look. It was torched down during the Commune revolution, and rebuilt later in this magnificent French neo-Renessaince style.
It's a perfect photo op in the heart of Paris and one of Europe's most beautiful city halls.
Written January 26, 2020
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