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Lyon's city hall, with its tall clock tower and blue-domed pavilions, fulfills the French tradition of dignified government buildings.
As featured in 3 Days in Lyon
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1 Place de la Comedie, 69205, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 10 30 30
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

You can't actually go in as a tourist any more, because of terrorist fears, but the building itself is quite lovely and worth a stop for pictures, if nothing else.

Thank Myrna F
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We got a free visit of this palace which is the town house. Superb building, nicely decorated. Does make you think about Versailles.

Thank Dany T
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Beautifully illuminated building.. a great place to admire and seems to me a local meeting point.. lovely to admire in the evening

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Reviewed August 21, 2018

Beautiful building on the Place des Terreaux; very beautiful look in the dust when it is illuminated

Thank Le4ik
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Hôtel de Ville was a work in progress for architect Simon Maupin (1625-1668) and still, he didn’t live to see its completion. The plans were approved in 1646, with building starting in the same year, hiccoughs along the way delayed work. Maupin followed its construction...More

Thank KTGP
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

This beautiful building sit right at the head of a public square. There’s plenty of space to stand in front and just admire it, if that’s what you like, but it’s also a good landmark for meeting up with friends and going to nearby restaurants....More

Thank AlexB10499
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

What an elegant and stately building with a facade that’s ornate and timeless. Seeing it up close was lovely. Only wished I could see it all lit up at night.

Thank houstontravelingfool
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Stately, elegant, monumental. On my last visit to Lyon I happened to be in town for a free, open-house tour of the city hall. Quite an experience. This time I had to make do with a stroll around the outside, Still impressive, especially with the...More

Thank bfindysz
Reviewed June 9, 2018

Went to the town square in front of Hotel de Ville with the fountain with horses spraying water. Lovely place for photos - night with the building lights is nicer. Unfortunately was raining that evening. Was told by our guide that in winter the water...More

Thank CS K
Reviewed May 27, 2018

The Lyon city hall is an impressive building, situated on the Place des Terreaux. I only watched it from the outside, but it was one of the most beautiful buildings a saw during my walk in the Presqu'île area. I came back once at night,...More

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