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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

Hotel de Ville de Paris is full of history, from its past until today. It is often the road taken by many to become Prime Minister or President of France. It is also the central point for many Parisians. The current building is a reconstruction,...More

Thank BrotherYo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Hotel de Ville while going for Notre Dam and decided to get off the metro at metro station which open right into this place. Its a beautiful square with this amazing architecture building and water fountains, all of this gives very vibrant feeling...More

Thank Arun S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be visited during the evening! The City of Lights will amaze you! A good sample of beatiful architecture of the wonderful city!

Thank Monica M M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such an interesting building, full of history, and the building of the Parisians Having been on this square since the middle age, as it was the House of Corporations, the Trades representatives..., the present building is a reconstruction of the former Hotel de Ville, as...More

Thank Pierre-Philippe... G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most beautiful building in Paris! You can't miss it! Close to Marais and Ile Saint Louis! Don't miss Bertillon ice cream at the island.

Thank Helene C
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Our apartment was close by this grand old structure. In fact we used the metro stop almost daily. It is a historic building and in great shape. It is elegant and usually quit busy.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 4 December 2017

A beautiful building. A very must see in Paris. Even for Parisian people. Le marais next to it is a good place to walk and shop.

Thank Flavien L
Reviewed 30 November 2017

The Hotel de Ville in Paris is literally the Town Hall. It was built in the sixteenth century Renaissance and was gradually expanded as the French administrative system became more and more complex until the interior came to resemble that of a French Palace and...More

Thank stephencamburn
Reviewed 21 November 2017

While strolling in Paris, we came across this beautiful building which intrigued us. Turned out it was the famous Hotel de Ville which we often see on TV.

Thank BlueDolphin9
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Sometimes affectionately called 'the wedding cake" by Parisians, this beautifull monument is a must see. There are sometimes free exhibits on the rue de Rivoli side of the building.

Thank Barbara W
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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26 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.
Amber R
12 March 2017|
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Response from Barbara W | Reviewed this property |
A simple ticket is between 2 and 2,50 euros, but sometimes if you buy a stack of 10 it comes out cheaper.
26 October 2016|
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Response from robcurtross | Reviewed this property |
You can visit for free weekdays, but you see relatively little except the temporary exhibits. The current rules: Entrance fees and modalities Guided tour For indivisuals : once a week, visits are available in French for... More