Hotel de Ville

The City Hall in Paris is a wonderful neo-Renaissance building that is beautiful to admire from the outside and interesting to visit for its sumptuous halls.

The City Hall of Paris was rebuilt in 1874 in neo-Renaissance style after being destroyed during the riots and uprising of the Commune.

The exterior

The view of this marvellous building is absolutely stunning, a true masterpiece of architecture thanks also to the 108 statues adorning the façade and depicting illustrious personalities from the history of Paris.

Few would imagine that the enchanting square overlooked by the town hall was the scene of horrific and gruesome events: it was here that executions were once carried out.

One of the most famous was that of Ravaillac, the assassin of Henri IV, killed with one of the most barbaric methods: quartered by four galloping horses.

The interior

It is possible to visit the town hall free of charge and admire some very interesting rooms including the enormous Salles des Fetes, the ballroom, the salons dedicated to the arts and sciences as well as the imposing staircase, the coffered ceilings of the rooms often adorned with caryatids.

Each room is sumptuous and full of charm, suitable for receiving heads of state and hosting banquets and important receptions.

Useful information


75004 Paris, France


TEL: +33 1 42 76 40 40


Metro stops

  • Hotel de Ville (86 mt)
  • Saint-Paul (579 mt)
  • Saint-Michel Notre-Dame (638 mt)

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