Rebuilt by Ballu after the Commune, the palatial, multi-purpose Hôtel de Ville is the heart of the city administration, and a place in which to entertain visiting dignitaries. Free exhibitions are held in the Salon d'Accueil (open 10am-6pm Mon-Fri). The rest of the building, accessible by weekly guided tours (book in advance), has parquet floors, marble statues, crystal chandeliers and painted ceilings.
In summer the stretch of Seine nearest to the Hôtel de Ville becomes Paris' city beach, "Paris Plages", while in winter, the square in front of the monument is used for ice-skating.
|Venue name:||Hôtel de Ville|
29 rue de Rivoli
|Opening hours:||10am-7pm Mon-Sat|
|Transport:||Métro Hôtel de Ville|
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Graphic Design Festival
This year, it's no longer the Fête du Graphisme - an event which transforms the city into an open-air gallery. In 2017, in celebration of its fourth year, it has been renamed 'Graphic Design Festival' and takes place from January 11 to February 22. Twenty...Design Wednesday February 22 2017 Free