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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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All reviews city hall beautiful building ice skating local administration mayor's office french renaissance current building great architecture open to the public temporary exhibits notre dame metro stop department store lille bhv municipality exhibition
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank SuperTed19
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Neo-Renaissance style building has been Paris council headquarters since the mid-14th century. It´s located at the 4th arrondissament.

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank cassandrecat
Reviewed 9 September 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

Thank charlotte r
Reviewed 4 September 2018

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

Thank Eugénie D
Reviewed 15 August 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

Thank snappyjr
Reviewed 29 July 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.

Thank nemanja1205
Reviewed 29 July 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.

Thank Belle-Noel
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We weren’t able to go inside but were at least able to get some photos of the exterior. The place is very stately and very beautiful. It’s a shame visitors weren’t allowed in. If you are in the area check it out and perhaps they...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Watch out for the free temporary expos staged here. They are usually excellent. If you can get a glimpse of the interior, this is a spectacular building.

Thank Thomas V
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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
splendour. This neighbourhood unites a rich mix of
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31 March 2018|
Response from Antoinette M | Reviewed this property |
It's the Mayor's offices, very big
31 March 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
27 November 2017|
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Response from startedthepuzzle |
No, there is no ice skating there this winter, I'm in Paris now. Try Tracadero.