A listed Historic Monument, Paris City Hall (Hôtel de Ville), the headquarters of the Paris municipality since 1357, is located at the heart of the 4th arrondissement, a short walk from the Marais district. The current building, built in the 19th century by the architects Théodore Ballu and Édouard Deperthes after the original edifice was burnt down during the Paris Commune in 1871, is one of the most majestic examples of the neo-Renaissance style. In front of its façade is an immense forecourt, which attracts many visitors and is adorned with bronze statues and water jets.
You can explore the inside of the City Hall on a guided tour organised by the Protocol Department, by appointment only. If you are lucky enough to go on one of these tours, you can admire the sumptuous and lavish festival hall, designed as a republican version of the famous Hall of Mirrors at Versailles Castle!
Free, temporary exhibitions also take place there regularly. Many events also take place all year round on the Esplanade de l'Hôtel de Ville, such as free concerts, sports activities and the famous skating rink at Christmas time.
|Opening times||Monday: 08:00 AM – 07:30 PM • Tuesday: 08:00 AM – 07:30 PM • Wednesday: 08:00 AM – 07:30 PM • Thursday: 08:00 AM – 07:30 PM • Friday: 08:00 AM – 07:30 PM • Saturday: Closed • Sunday: Closed|
|Address||Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris|
|Telephone||+33 1 42 76 40 40|