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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 reviewscity hallbeautiful buildingice skatinglocal administrationmayor's officefrench renaissancecurrent buildinggreat architectureopen to the publictemporary exhibitsnotre damemetro stopdepartment storelillebhvmunicipalityexhibition
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Arrived on the metro to see this stunning palace which was occupied during the Second World War. It was busy with people sitting in the courtyard taking in the weather.There is also a department store over the road which prides itself on selling everything, I...More

Thank denisewhite55
Reviewed 6 June 2018

What a great place to visit! We came here several times, just on our walks throughout the city, lots going on every time in the plaza and the building is stunningly beautiful at all times. The least crowded was early in the morning, and we...More

Thank Gabriel002
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Beautiful building. More a palace than a hotel. They put interesting events regularly and exhibitions (not so amazing ones though). In front they put some times music festivals and other events

Thank mahareddyv
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Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets
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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.