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Hotel de Ville houses Paris's city government, and is one of the loveliest buildings in town. For a good view from outside, go to the top floor of the Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville (BHV) department store opposite, and walk up a flight of stairs to the roof terrace. The present structure replaced the 16th-century original, which burned down in 1871. An enlarged pastiche of its predecessor, the new building was built by the architects Ballu and Deperthes and was mostly completed by 1882. The building is lavishly decorated both inside and out, and finished in an arresting white stone, similar to that used for the Sacre-Coeur basilica. When Paris was liberated from the Germans in 1944, General de Gaulle greeted the crowds from a front window of the building. Robespierre was shot in the jaw and arrested in the original building in 1794. Use our Paris route planner to arrange your visit to Hotel de Ville and other attractions in Paris.
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Hotel de Ville reviews
We had an unbelievable experience. We were in the plaza on a walking tour two days before bastille day and got front row viewing of the practice air show fly over. A beautiful piece of French history.... more
We had an unbelievable experience. We were in the plaza on a walking tour two days before bastille day and got front row viewing of the practice air show fly over. A beautiful piece of French history.... more »
Beautiful place to be there bec I was there 14 years ago with my best fraind Gisela and this was was my first place to visit and I been today again just for my fraind I was so happy to be there...
Beautiful place to be there bec I was there 14 years ago with my best fraind Gisela and this was was my first place to visit and I been today again just for my fraind I was so happy to be there... more »
The third buildig on the site, Louis XVI and Charles de Gaulle are among the historic personalities to make speeches from the building. The size of the 19th c building is massive. You can tour the...
The third buildig on the site, Louis XVI and Charles de Gaulle are among the historic personalities to make speeches from the building. The size of the 19th c building is massive. You can tour the... more »
This is the beautiful building that was rebuilt after the Commune fire in 1870. It's close to the original but maybe a bit more grand. Important city functions happen here, and a portion is devoted to gallery space where there are terrific free expos.
Another beautiful building in Paris. Unfortunately it’s currently closed for public with no information on when it’s going to be open. But definitely worth visiting. There’s also a small cafe on the Corner to enjoy the view
The Paris town hall is a really beautiful place. Every Christmas is possible to see lot of decorations that create a really nice Christmas atmosphere.
The City Hall of Paris.. look like a palace from the outside. Superb in its majesty and situated in a very dynamic neighborhood, Châtelet. I recommed to have a walk around Châtelet and why not pass by this majesty and enjoy the Parisian architecture a bit?
It is a very beautiful building with an impressive facade. The front open space is used for hosting events like Christmas market. Must visit, it is in the 4th Arrondissement, next to Rue de Rivoli, it is hard to miss as that is one of the busiest area in the city.
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