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Hotel de Ville, Paris

Categories: Government Buildings, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
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. Put Hotel de Ville into our Paris trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Amazing example of 16th century French Renaissance architecture . This is the French city hall where the mayors office is and the Parisian city council are located. Stunningly beautiful and worth a vi...  read more »
  • In a thousand Word, Paris City Hall is a wonder. The building, which dates back to 1357, stands proudly in the center of Paris. It of revival style and impress by its wealth both inside and outside. Burned in 1871 during the revolt of the Commune, it was quickly rebuilt. Since then, he shines not only by its architecture, but became the political and cultural center in the history and evolution of Paris. The decoration of the rooms is beautiful, worthy of the largest palaces in the world. It is a place of memory, but also to know and culture. Many exhibitions are held in its salons. To discover them, there are several possibilities: the heritage days from 17 to 18 September (in 2016). During the year, individual visit opportunities exist. Check by phone with the hosts and hostesses of the hospitality Lounge: 01 42 76 43 43 (from Monday to Saturday from 10 h to 19 h). Individual visitors can be added to any groups. The day and time will be communicated to the Friday preceding the visit (depending on the weeks)... To give you a taste of the wonders that await you, take a look at the selection of my photos in this article. Sumptuous!
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  • Beautiful place in Paris and recommend his historic and beautiful place and great service and close to everything and Valentine organized and uncluttered by high food prices
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  • Probably one of the most beautiful baby in buildings in Paris. Can't recall any city hall that looks so amazing and detailed.
  • The Hôtel de Ville, isn’t really a hotel. It’s the city hall of Paris. This very spot in Paris is historical. Its doors has seen both revolution, oppression and liberation. The facade of the building was adorned with many names of people who have made their mark in history. It's actually a place with a vibe of activity and a place to just watch people come out and play. Today, there’s a bubble blower out making large joyful bubbles in the air. Sometimes there might be an exhibition happening right outside and during Christmas, there's a carousel that kids can ride for free
  • Looks gorgeous from across. Great postcard photo opportunity from different angles.
  • This city hall is quite and ancient building in Paris. Not worth the visit of you don't have any spare time. A lot of events take place in front of the city hall. There is also a free water tap point.
  • Majestic! Extravagant! The building so beautiful. Nice to hang around the area.
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