Hôtel de Ville
Outstanding temporary exhibitions are held in the Salle St-Jean , which is inside Paris’ beautiful neo-Renaissance town hall....
Bike About Tours
This expat-run tour group offers daytime city tours (€30; 3½ hours), trips to Versailles (€80), e-bike tours to Champagne (€135) and...
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...
This perennial favourite gay bar is opposite rue des Mauvais Garçons (Bad Boys’ Street), a road named after the brigands who congregated...
Peckish while shopping? This top-floor restaurant at the BHV department store offers three good-value menus and views to die for.
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Hôtel de Ville information
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.