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Hotel de Ville Tours

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Hotel de Ville
An architecturally and politically important building, the Hôtel de Ville in Paris has housed various government bodies since the 14th century; it’s currently home to Paris’ mayor and city council. The landmark is famed for its decorative facade and well-appointed interiors, and it also hosts exhibitions and events throughout the year.

The Basics
Hôtel de Ville—the Paris City Hall—dates to 1357. Initially housed in Maison aux Piliers, the landmark was rebuilt and expanded between 1533 and 1628. Considered a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture, that building was burned to the ground by the Paris Commune government. Following a period of renovation that lasted from 1873 to 1892, its facade was reconstructed and its interiors redesigned.

Today, the monument is home to some of the city’s most important government offices, including Paris city council and the mayor of Paris. It can be seen on hop-on hop-off bus tours, as well as on bike and walking tours. Given its location on the Seine, Hôtel de Ville can also be admired on river cruises.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Individual visits to the monument are currently suspended, though tour groups can file an application, preferably two months in advance.
  • The building is outfitted with elevators, disabled bathrooms, and other features that make it accessible to visitors with limited mobility.
  • Though much of the landmark is closed to individual visitors, Hôtel de Ville opens its doors during European Heritage Days, held each September.

How to Get There
Located in the Fourth Arrondissement, the Hôtel de Ville Métro station—served by lines 1 and 11—is just steps away from the monument, while the Châtelet – Les Halles station (served by lines 1, 4, 7, 11, and 14, as well as the RER A, B, and D), is less than a 10-minute walk away. Alternatively, take bus lines 38, 47, 67, 69, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 85, or 96. 

When to Get There
The Hôtel de Ville is currently best seen from the outside, as only planned group tours can enter. The interior is open to these groups every day except Sundays and bank holidays. It often hosts free Paris–themed temporary exhibitions and comes alive during the festive season with its annual outdoor Christmas market.

The Hôtel de Ville’s Interior
Although the landmark is only open to planned group tours, the interior is worth seeing as it’s filled with elegant murals painted by prominent 19th-century artists. The landmark is also famed for its extravagant function room, designed to resemble Versailles’ Hall of Mirrors.
Address: 5 Rue de Lobau, Paris 75004, France
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Fall in love with Paris in 3 hoursCultural Tours

Fall in love with Paris in 3 hours

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This tour is not about the usual tourist places - it is about the real Paris. To understand this city, it is not enough to visit the main attractions: you need to get off the familiar Google Maps direction. You will discover the chic passages and galleries, the luxurious Palais Royal and the old streets of Marais. You will live a real French life in the Montorgueil area and find the oldest market in Paris. During the walk you will see the Palais Royal, a magnificent palace of Duke of Richelieu. You will walk around the oldest district in Paris and find out the legend of the mysterious Knights Templar. We will visit the church of Saint-Eustache, where Moliere and Madame de Pompadour were baptized and admire the biggest organ in France. Discover Paris as a real Parisian and fall in love with this beautiful city.
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See 30+ Top Sights Paris Tour, Fun Guide + Wine Tasting ExperienceWine Tastings

See 30+ Top Sights Paris Tour, Fun Guide + Wine Tasting Experience

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Leave your map behind and follow me, your English showman, who will take you on exploration of 30+ top Paris’ sights. You will hear about and possibly meet some the legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Included in the tour, we will take in the incredible Eiffel Tower, a lively stroll through old Montmartre where Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso once lived, then upwards to the Sacre-Coeur for the best panoramic view of the City of Light. The show continues down with a view of the Champs élysées and the majestic Arc de Triomphe and not forgetting the Moulin Rouge we will experience a beautiful slice of French culture in the latin quater where you can pick up a snack (not included) from a nearby street market filled with patisseries. After that it's back on the trail. The English have over a 1000 years of experience in annoying the French, so I will be able to give you my personal insight on how to avoid certain embarrassing mis-understandings. Making this a super original experience.
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Paris & Parisians During WWII | Private Walking TourPrivate and Luxury

Paris & Parisians During WWII | Private Walking Tour

Our WWII private tour focuses on the life of Paris under the 4 years Nazi occupation. Discover how Paris was ruled by the German troops, what were the Jewish question & policy, who took part in the 'French' Resistance and hear about the 5 day of the Battle and Liberation of Paris. Your guide are passionate and knowledgeable local experts who will make History come to life, sharing family memories and local stories that go way beyond simple facts and figures. During this tour, you'll cover different subjects such as : Paris City Hall & German occupation Jewish families & Holocaust memorial French Resistance & Deportation memorial Battle of Paris & Liberation Day in August 1944
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Highlights of Paris: Small Group Guided Day Trip From Le HavreFull-day Tours

Highlights of Paris: Small Group Guided Day Trip From Le Havre

Always dreamed of visiting the City of Love? Or always wanted to come back? Your cruise brings you so close, so we’ll escort you the rest of the way in the comfort of a minivan - leave the planning to us! On your unforgettable visit to Paris, you’ll discover the city’s finest monuments and landmarks including the romantic river Seine, the majestic Louvre Museum, the iconic Champs-Elysées, and enjoy photo opportunities at the iconic Eiffel tower and imposing Notre-Dame Cathedral (can’t promise Quasimodo!) before driving back to Le Havre to continue your cruise! • See the best of Paris on this magical, memorable day out • Travel in comfort by minivan to and from Le Havre • Stop for photos at the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral • Learn about the city with your dedicated tour guide • Enjoy free time for lunch near the Louvre
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  • 10 hours
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Private Paris Michelin-Star Food TourHalf-day Tours

Private Paris Michelin-Star Food Tour

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Discover Paris' haute cuisine scene on this 3-hour private food tour. You'll visit three Michelin-starred restaurants to enjoy four different dishes, tasting the food of famous chefs such as Alain Ducasse. A private guide leads you to each restaurant and tells you about the city's high-end culinary culture.
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  • 3 hours
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3hr - French Revolution Walking Tour for FamiliesKid-Friendly

3hr - French Revolution Walking Tour for Families

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Enjoy a fun and accessible way to bring history alive when you book this French Revolution tour of Paris. Pick between convenient morning and afternoon tour times, meet your guide in the city center, and don’t forget to bring the kids along: your guide will share a number of games and activities designed to keep younger visitors entertained. In the space of just a couple hours, see the city’s top Revolutionary sites, from the Bastille to the Place de la Concorde, and learn about figures from Robespierre to Marie Antoinette.
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Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a DayWine Tastings

Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a Day

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Eat, shop, and sightsee like a true Parisian on this full-day tour of the City of Light. Soak up the glamour of Paris’ fashion district and historic shopping arcades, browse the stalls of a local market, and peek inside churches only known by locals. Follow your guide through the bustling neighborhood of Le Marais, passing Notre-Dame, the Louvre, and the Centre Pompidou. Along the way, taste a host of Parisian delights including macarons, pastries, cheese, wine, and French liquors. This small-group tour is limited to just 12 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Paris Photography Tour with a Professional PhotographerHalf-day Tours

Private Paris Photography Tour with a Professional Photographer

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Enjoy the illuminating beauty of the 'City of Light' and learn the basics of photography on an informative 3-hour walking tour. A pro photographer will lead you to such famous landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre and discuss the best angles and exposures for creating the perfect picture at each location. Take photos as you walk along the River Seine and score tips on ways to improve them from your expert guide. Though each tour is privately booked for a personalized experience, feel free to bring along friends. Enhance your experience and opt for the night tour option and see Paris lit up after dark.
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Medieval Paris Private TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Medieval Paris Private Tour

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Discover a side of Paris that existed before the modern-day glitz and romance on a private walking tour of the city’s medieval remnants. See well-preserved monuments that date back as far as 800 years, including the Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Fountain of the Innocents, the Sorbonne, and Hotel de Cluny, a former 14th-century abbey. A private art historian guide leads you through the city to unlock its medieval mysteries. Price is per group, based on a maximum of 10 people.
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Le Marais District & Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour - Private TourPrivate and Luxury

Le Marais District & Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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With its winding, cobblestoned lanes and centuries-old mansions, the Marais is the heart of historic Paris. Get up close and personal with the former royal neighborhood during this in-depth guided walking tour, which covers all the top highlights. Get a peek at the Place des Vosges, one of the oldest public squares in Paris, and explore the bustling Jewish quarter, following in the footsteps of Parisian nobility.
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Private Half Day Historic TourHalf-day Tours

Private Half Day Historic Tour

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Discover more than 2,000 years of history on this half-day private tour of Paris. Take a peek at Notre Dame Cathedral; stroll the cobbled streets of the Latin Quarter, the Marais, and Paris’s Left Bank; enjoy a coffee at Paris’ oldest café; and visit attractions like St. Paul’s church, the Roman baths of Cluny, and Place des Vosges.
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Paris Michelin Star Restaurants : Premium Food Tour for VIPWine Tastings

Paris Michelin Star Restaurants : Premium Food Tour for VIP

Welcome to Paris; world capital of the Michelin Star! What better place to enjoy some delicious high quality cuisine? During this exclusive private gourmet experience visit the Michelin Starred Restaurants! - An Exclusive Experience in Food - Best Dining Places in Notch - 100% Tailored around you
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Paris Off-the-Beaten-Track Tour by Mercedes 280SERomantic Tours

Paris Off-the-Beaten-Track Tour by Mercedes 280SE

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Drive through Paris in a vintage Mercedes 280 SE S-class on this short but sweet tour. Get off the beaten path and discover parts of Paris that most travelers don't get to, such as the Place des Vosges, the Albert Tower and the Lutece Arena. Learn about some of the secrets and lesser-known facts of Paris' history from your driver and guide as you ride in style.
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  • 1 hour
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Private Tour of Le Marais in ParisHalf-day Tours

Private Tour of Le Marais in Paris

Explore the winding streets of Le Marais on this 3-hour walking tour. Discover the secrets of this neighborhood as you admire its medieval architecture, charming cafés, and stylish boutiques and restaurants. Visit the Hôtel de Ville, Place des Vosges, Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis Church, and the historic Jewish quarter. Stop in a local café where your English-speaking guide will share food and travel recommendations.
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Marais semi private walking tourCultural Tours

Marais semi private walking tour

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Get a feel for one of Paris’s most beloved neighborhoods on this 2-hour walking tour of the Marais. Going with a guide ensures you learn facts often missed by visitors about the area’s most important landmarks, from the Centre Pompidou to the oldest paved street in the city. With a group size capped at 10, this walking tour offers an intimate perspective on the area’s history and atmosphere.
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E-Scooter Tour through Paris's History for up to 8 GuestsHalf-day Tours

E-Scooter Tour through Paris's History for up to 8 Guests

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Combining the best parts of both a walking tour and a tour by car, on this private electric scooter ride through Paris you’ll get an intimate close-up look at the streets while traveling faster than you would walking. Your local guide will tell you all about the history of the sights you see. As this is a private tour it can be customized, but suggested routes take you past the most beautiful landmarks of the city.
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  • 3 hours
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Marais District 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in ParisPrivate and Luxury

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Marais District 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Paris

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Discover the many delights of the Marais district on this private 2-hour walking tour in Paris. Stroll through the iconic Place de Vosges as a private guide sheds light on the Marais district’s colorful history. Pass sleek art galleries, busy bistros, and chic boutiques, and take in top attractions such as the Museum of Judaism and the Pompidou Center, Explore the Marais’ vibrant gay culture and admire fine views over famous sites including Anna Frank's garden, the Carnavalet Museum, and the Hotel de Ville.
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Le Marais Discovery Stroll - 3h Private TourHalf-day Tours

Le Marais Discovery Stroll - 3h Private Tour

We will take you to one of Paris' most interesting, trendy and bohemian neighbourhoods! We start this walk at the historical Place de la Bastille. We will enter Le Marais to admire a 17th century Royal square (Place de Vosges) that houses a museum, fancy properties, art galleries, expensive restaurants and more! We will explore the area while admiring the contrast between the old Jewish quarter and the trendy Gay neighbourhood. Our tour finishes at a well known and controversial Contemporary Art museum.
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Historical Le Marais Private TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Historical Le Marais Private Tour

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Boasting a range of boutiques and restaurants loved by locals, Le Marais is one of Paris's hippest neighborhoods. Discover the best the area has to offer on a private walking tour that stops at top top landmarks, including the Centre Pompidou, the historic Les Halles market, and the banks of the Seine. Going with a guide ensures you get an insider’s perspective on the neighborhood’s history and hidden gems.
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Explore Le Marais like a local - Private walking tourPrivate and Luxury

Explore Le Marais like a local - Private walking tour

Paris' Le Marais district is a fashionable neighborhood with an ancient history, marked by historic buildings and winding, cobblestoned streets. Discover the secrets of this must-visit neighborhood on a private, guided walking tour. Enjoy the full attention of your guide as you explore top area attractions—including Saint Paul Village, the Jewish Quarter, and the National Archives—with an itinerary designed by a local.
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4-hour private tour Montmartre & MaraisHalf-day Tours

4-hour private tour Montmartre & Marais

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This 4-hour private walking tour allows you to discover the two most typical and famous Parisian neighborhoods: the Marais and Montmartre! We show you the best of those two neighborhoods. You will of course discover famous landmarks such as Place des Vosges or Sacré Coeur, but also some more hidden locations such as Hotel de Sens or Villa Léandre. We will spend a little less than 2 hours in the Marais, then take the metro (or taxi if you prefer) to go to Montmartre, where we will spend also a little less than 2 hours. Your guide is a native Parisian speaking fluent English. The quality of service is very important to us, we want you to feel the most comfortable possible with us, and our guide will behave with you as your Parisian best friend. You will be able to ask all the questions you have as it is a private tour, dedicated to your group only. This tour is perfect if you want to discover some of the best that Paris has to offer in only one afternoon.
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  • 4 hours
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Semi-Private French Revolution and Conciergerie tourCultural Tours

Semi-Private French Revolution and Conciergerie tour

Follow a guide through the winding back streets of the Marais district on the heels of the French Revolution. Learn about the historic events that led to its outbreak and discover stories of violent political turmoil leading to the execution of Louis XVI. The small-group walking tour includes a visit to Marie Antoinette’s prison cell at the Conciergerie. It’s a not-to-be missed experience for history buffs. 
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Eiffel Tower Dinner Experience & Sightseeing Seine River CruiseHalf-day Tours

Eiffel Tower Dinner Experience & Sightseeing Seine River Cruise

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Discover Paris after sundown and find out what makes the City of Lights shine so bright as the city’s top monuments and Seine River illuminate the night. Enjoy a gourmet 3-course meal and absorb panoramic views in a bubble-dome on the terrace of the Eiffel Tower. Then, board a glass-topped boat and cruise along the Seine for some sightseeing after dark.
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  • 4 hours
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Paris City Tour Immersive, Seine River Cruise & Lunch Eiffel TowerDay Cruises

Paris City Tour Immersive, Seine River Cruise & Lunch Eiffel Tower

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Experience the history and gastronomy of Paris on a family-friendly combo tour. Sightsee around the French capital from the comfort of your coach and cruise along the Seine to admire landmarks such as the Louvre and Notre-Dame. Cap it off with a gourmet meal inside a heated transparent-bubble dome on the first-floor terrace of the Eiffel Tower—priority access, drinks, and views included.
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