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The designer and comfortable 9Confidentiel hotel is very close to Hôtel de Ville of Paris, one of the capital’s most symbolic monuments.

Hôtel de Ville, a remarkable feat of architecture

Erected for the first time in 1357, Hôtel de Ville of Paris was burned down by the Communards in 1871 and rebuilt in Neo-Renaissance style by the architects Théodore Ballu and Édouard Deperthes. Inside, the Function Room has been designed as the ‘Republican’ copy of the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Its main façade is 143 metres long, and its height varies between 18 and 50 metres. These impressive dimensions make it the largest city hall in Europe.

Famous figures on the façade of the Hôtel de Ville

The first construction of the Hôtel de Ville under Louis-Philippe I featured statues of illustrious Parisian figures. After it was destroyed and rebuilt, some of the figures were replaced. Today it features:

  • the politician Alexandre Ledru-Rollin (ground floor of the left corner pavilion, main façade)
  • the playwright Molière (ground floor of the central part of the main façade)
  • the philosopher, chemist and economist Antoine Lavoisier (ground floor to the right of the central part on the main façade)
  • the writer Voltaire (as above)
  • the letter writer Madame de Sévigné (ground floor of the left pavilion, on the façade on the Seine side)
  • the author and letter writer George Sand (ground floor, rear of the left pavilion, on the façade on the Seine side)
  • the poet and playwright Alfred de Musset (first floor of the right pavilion, on the façade on the Seine side)
  • the painter Eugène Delacroix (as above)
  • the writer François de la Rochefoucauld (second floor of the right pavilion, on the façade on the Seine side)

Practical information:

Hôtel de Ville of Paris, near our 9Confidentiel hotel, houses the municipal institutions of the city of Paris, and also offers free guided tours if you sign up via the Public Relations department for the City of Paris. Tours include the reception rooms (Salon des Arcades, Salon Jean-Paul Laurens, Salon Bertrand, Salle des Fêtes), the Staircase of Honour and the Salle du Conseil. Tours are in French, English or German. It is a good idea to book your tour two months in advance by contacting: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tours take place Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm.

The square of the Hôtel de Ville regularly hosts cultural events and concerts

Metro stations: Hôtel de Ville (line 1, line 11) RER A and B: Châtelet - Les Halles Bus no. 38, 67, 69, 74, 75, 76, 96

From Paris’ Hôtel de Ville, near the 9Confidentiel, also think about visiting Rue de Rivoli, Rue des Rosiers, Place des Vosges or the Pompidou Centre.