Hôtel de Ville

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Hôtel de Ville information

Paris , France
Address
Street place de l’Hôtel de Ville, 3e
Getting there
metro Hôtel de Ville
More information
www.paris.fr
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Lonely Planet review

Paris’ beautiful neo-Renaissance town hall was gutted during the Paris Commune of 1871 and rebuilt in luxurious neo-Renaissance style between 1874 and 1882. The ornate facade 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.

From December to early March, an ice-skating rink sets up outside this beautiful building, creating a real picture-book experience.