Hôtel de Ville
Bike About Tours
This expat-run tour group offers daytime city tours (adult/child €32.50/30; 3½ hours), trips to Versailles (€85/65), e-bike tours to...
Hôtel de Ville Ice-Skating Rink
From December to early March, an ice-skating rink sets up outside the beautiful Hôtel de Ville, creating something of a picture-book...
La Cuisine Paris
A variety of classes in English, ranging from how to make bread and croissants to macarons, market classes and gourmet ‘foodie walks’.
This perennial favourite gay bar is opposite rue des Mauvais Garçons (Bad Boys’ Street), a road named after the brigands who congregated...
Feisty savoury tarts and quiches, jumbo salads bursting with fresh veggies, mountains of giant meringues piled high on the counter,...
place de l’Hôtel de Ville, 4e · interesting places nearby
Hôtel de Ville information
Paris’ beautiful town hall was gutted during the Paris Commune of 1871 and rebuilt in luxurious neo-Renaissance style between 1874 and 1882. The ornate façade is decorated with 108 statues of illustrious Parisians, and the outstanding temporary exhibitions (admission free) held inside in its Salle St-Jean almost always have a Parisian theme.
During most winters from December to early March, an ice-skating rink is set up outside this beautiful building, creating a real picture-book experience.