Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville

This square's former name, Place de Grève (strike), gave rise the expression «to strike» (faire grève): unemployed workers in fact had the custom of meeting there in the Middle Ages. A place for executions under the Ancien Régime with different procedures (depending on your status or the nature of your crime you were hung, beheaded, put on the wheel, burnt or drawn and quartered), today it is covered with granite slabs and a door in the middle, the side aisle of Paris.

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place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville

Nearby tourist attractions

Hôtel de Ville
Hôtel de Ville
This successful neo-Renaissance pastiche
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St. Jacques Tower
St. Jacques Tower
The former 16C bell tower of the church
Church of St-Gervais-St-Protais
Church of St-Gervais-St-Protais
Gervais and Protais, two brothers
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Quai aux Fleurs
Quai aux Fleurs
A view can be enjoyed from this quai
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Rue de la Colombe
Rue de la Colombe
The construction of rue d'Arcole
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Church of St-Merri
Church of St-Merri
Built in the flamboyant Gothic style of
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Hôtel de Ville
Hôtel de Ville
This successful neo-Renaissance pastiche
0:30
St. Jacques Tower
St. Jacques Tower
The former 16C bell tower of the church
Church of St-Gervais-St-Protais
Church of St-Gervais-St-Protais
Gervais and Protais, two brothers
0:15
See all