The building known as Hotel de Ville in Paris is the local administration building, or City Hall where the office of the Mayor is located. It has been the location of the municipality of Paris since 1357. It is on a large square called Place de l'Hôtel de ville in the 4th. It is in French Renaissance architecture and Renaissance Revival architecture. Architects were Theodore Ballu, Victor Laloux and Edouard Deperthes. If you are in the Marais district you really can't miss it as it takes up a full block. Two wings were added in 1835.
Portions of the front of this building were reconstructed in 1870. Without a wide angle lens, I couldn't get the entire building in a photo as it is so wide. This is the side of the building that faces the plaza. I don't speak French, but I noticed hotel is pronounced "Oh Tell" with a silent H and is not a place you stay for the night. The word has a different meaning.
I really like the two female statues on the front fencing.
I was surprised that these gals are quite hefty. This is "Art" done by Laurent Marqueste.
This is "Science" by Jules Blanchard.
Here is the other detail on the top of the pillars.
This statue on the Seine River side of the building is of Etienne Maracel, Provost of the Merchants, or the first Mayor of Paris 1357.
Part of the building is used for exhibitions. Last year when we were in Paris we attended a historical fashion show here of the major designers of the past 100 years. There were some fabulous gowns. Sorry but no photography was allowed.
In 2012 when we were here there was a government celebration going on and the building was decorated with flags and buntings in all the windows.
It is hard to get good photos of this building because it is so large and there are always a zillion tourists in the way of your shot. This was my best effort.