Hôtel de Ville


In the neoclassical Hôtel de Ville built in 1850 under the direction of the French architect Victor Lenoir, you can take a peek at the ornate, Louis XV–style Salle de Conseil (city council room) and Salle de Mariages (marriage hall). The adjacent, flowery park is perfect for a picnic.

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