If you have never been to the Hotel de Ville de Paris, you shall make the best of European Heritage Days 2022 to do so. Even though the building has been built only in 1882, it is a Parisian heritage jewel, listed as Historic Monument.
As a matter of fact, Paris City Hall had to be re-built after a fire in 1871. Architects Théodore Ballu and Deperthes will complete an exploit when rebuilding the ancient city hall in under ten years, with major improvements. Paris City Hall then becomes the most modern public building in that time. It is connected to an electricity supply, to a phone supply and is fitted with central heating and lifts.
As it happens yearly in September, Paris City Hall takes part in European Heritage Days. This is the occasion to visit this major location in the city and learn more about this building for free and self-guided tours. Upon registration (available online from early September), you can visit this Parisian institution from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18, 2022.
On the menu this year, a walk in the reception halls richly decorated, the Paris Council room and the Mayor’s Office! Enjoy the architecture, furnitue and works of art, such as the model for the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier! And you do not want to miss the heritage library, the formal reception halls where an official reception will be staged, without forgetting the Paris Rendez-Vous store.
Another event you do not want to miss on September 17 and 18 for the 39th European Heritage Days? An exhibition showing the major renovation projects currently carried out by the City of Paris on the heritage buildings. On the occasion, visitors will be curators, renovators, historians and archeologists of the city here for two days. Come and discover stone-carvers, roofers, stained-glass window, painting or photo renovators for demonstrations.
For European Heritage Days 2022, visitors can also enjoy the "Histoire de l'Hôtel de Ville, des origines à la reconstruction" and the "Les artisans du Label Fabriqué à Paris" exhibitions, before traveling back in time thanks to archives from exceptional funds kept by heritage and specialized libraries.
Last but not least, for a successul dive into the history of the institution, mediators from the Ecole du Louvre will be here in the lounges of the Hôtel de Ville to comment on decors and paintings.
So, are you ready to get into Paris City Hall? Meet on September 17 and 18, 2022, for the 39th European Heritage Days!
European Heritage Days 2022 in Paris (75)
For European Heritage Days 2022, on September 17 and 18, 2022, in Paris, monuments and historic places open (often free of charge) to tell you all about their secrets. Do not miss this incredible event! [Read more]
Dates and Opening Time
From 17 September 2022 to 18 September 2022
Hôtel de Ville
Place de l'Hôtel de ville
75004 Paris 4
Gratuit sur inscription en ligne (ouverture début septembre)