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Hôtel de Ville de Paris

Hôtel de Ville de Paris - Paris, France
Hôtel de Ville de Paris
29 rue de Rivoli, Paris, France 75004Map
+33 1 4276 4925 /+33 1 4952 4263(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: 4th Arrondissement
Overview

This splendid neo-Renaissance-style building is just minutes from the Seine and right in the heart of the capital. In 1260, Louis IX decided to endow Paris with the means of organizing its own affairs. Situated in Place de Grève (grève meaning 'strike' the square gets its name from discontented workers who often demonstrated here!), the building was used as the seat of government during the French Revolution, when a guillotine stood imposingly in front of its windows. Burnt to the ground during a working-class uprising in 1871, it was rebuilt 11 years later and became the current Town Hall. Crystal chandeliers, beautiful paintings and vast function rooms are all part of its sumptuous interior.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Hôtel de Ville
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