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Hotel de Ville

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Address: Place de l'Hotel de Ville, 75004 Paris, France
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This beautiful, 19th century building is now the seat of the French...

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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Dynamic square with many activites around the year

The Hotel de Ville is the historic city hall of Paris, beautiful on many aspects, it can be visited during the "Journées du Patrimoine" exclusively. If you have any opportunity to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Hotel de Ville is the historic city hall of Paris, beautiful on many aspects, it can be visited during the "Journées du Patrimoine" exclusively. If you have any opportunity to go, please do. It is as gorgeous on the inside as it is on the outside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This must be one of the best looking city halls I've ever visited! So majestic, so imposing, and so historic! Love the neo-renaissance architecture!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

there tends to always be exhibitions and other interesting events always on the go with beautiful french architecture

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do stop by the city hall, it impressive and picturesque. It is nearby the Marais area and the river Seine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated Place de l'Hotel de Ville, near the river "Seine", is an old glorious Palace, destructed in the XVI century, now the construction of the palace is inspired of this old building, and is the Comune of town, and has coupoles and pyramides forms and many statues everywhere; a very nice palace.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful buildings in Paris, so full of great architecture, art and history. The only problem is the large square in front of the building is completely infested with rats and has been for over 12 months now. The mayor announced a "great program" to eradicate the rats in Paris but like most things she announces with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

One of my favorite buildings in Paris, Hotel de Ville is absolutely gorgeous. Another example of incredible Parisian architecture. Stop into the BHV Marais and L'as du Fallafel while you're in the neighborhood!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Walked by one sunny afternoon in September 2013. The fountains are beautiful and really complement the architecture of the building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

For those coming to Paris, this historic building is a must see because it is absolutely beautiful. It houses the Mayors office who presides over all of Paris. Each town will have a building named the same. It is not a hotel hahahaha. "The Mairie" is the term used for all the mayors offices of all the districts or the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Had never been inside on any of our prior trips. Saw a special exhibit about Coluche, a French comedian and actor who died young, but apparently was very popular and beloved in France. I enjoyed the well curated show even though it was only in France. Through the photographs, videos, and memorabilia, I got a sense of who he was... More 

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