The Hôtel de Ville is the town hall of Paris, built in the second half of the 19th century in neo-renaissance style. The town hall is located in the 4th arrondissement, named after him, on Rue de Rivoli.
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December 1, 2016
The current building with 146 statues on the facade was built in the years 1874-1882. It was designed by the architects Théodore Ballu (1817-1885) and Pierre Deperthes (1833-1898).
The square in front of the town hall was in the Middle Ages the oldest port and landing place and nucleus of the city of Paris. Here the most important goods were transhipped. Its sandy, shallow shore gave it the name Place de Grève (German: Sanduferplatz). Because of the many strikes by dissatisfied workers, the terms "faire (la) grève" and "être en grève" were used to mean "strike action". The square was notorious for its public executions during the past centuries. Gallows, pillory and guideline block stood in the square.
During the revolution, a guillotine was also stationed on the square. On July 14, 1789, the day of the storming of the Bastille, Jacques de Flesselles was lynched here by a crowd and his head was separated as a trophy from the body. At the Hôtel de Ville on 9th Thermidor II (27th July 1794) Robespierre was shot in the jaw and arrested. The next day he was executed.
On 19 March 1803, the Place de Grève (also: "strike area") was renamed Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville (Town Hall Square). Since 1982 it is reserved for pedestrians.
April 22, 2019
This is the majestic town hall of Paris. The foundation for this Renaissance building was laid on 15 July 1533 by the Italian architect Dominique Cartone. After a huge fire, it had to be built again between 1874 and 1882. The Place de l´Hôtel de Ville is the oldest place of Paris.
July 7, 2020
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