We got to take a tour of this stunning building today and couldn't believe it's a town hall! The library and some of the large halls in particular are jaw dropping.
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yes, one more building that make Paris unique,visit when you're there because the hole quartir is magnifique! Bonne visite
Here is meanwhile the mayor of Paris located (since 1977). It used to be an hotel but the function has been changed towards the city hall.
I wouldn't go out of my way to visit this Paris town hall, it's simply a good copy of the original which was torched and burned down during the very bloody 1870's commune. There are much more interesting sights in the surrounding Jewish Marais area...More
...but personally, I like Munich's city hall better despite it not being as big as the Paris one. If you have time, pay it a visit, otherwise, admire the sculptural work in the outside...
I don't know that I would try to go in but the views from the exterior are amazing and because of its location, you can see it from so many places. We ate at a place across the street and were treated with a great...More
Hotel de Ville has a direct metro line (Hotel de ville ligne 1) so very accesible and close to the river for a nice walk around Paris and the quais (the river border). it holds from time to time very good expositions mostly contemporary.
Unfortunately it was Bastille Day and there was a military lunch taking place inside, with dozens of heavily armed soldiers all around the building. However that did not prevent us from admiring the architecture of this wonderful site, both front and back. Just for good...More