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Hôtel de Ville, Paris
The Hôtel de Ville (City hall) in Paris, France, is located in the place de l'Hôtel de Ville (formerly the place de Grève) in the City's IVe arrondissement. It serves multiple functions, housing the local administration, the Mayor of Paris (since 1977), and also being a venue for large receptions.
The current building was designed by the architects Théodore Ballu and Pierre Deperthes , and replaced the earlier Hôtel de Ville on the same site that was burnt by the local population during the Paris Commune of 1871. The building has been the scene of a number of notable events, including the declaration of the French Third Republic, and a speech by Charles de Gaulle on the 1944 Liberation of Paris.
The nearby Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville (BHV) is a department store named after the Hôtel de Ville.
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