Hôtel de Ville

Lyon, France

The Hôtel de Ville is the city hall of Lyon and one of the largest historic buildings in the city. In the 17th century, Lyon was developed and the Presqu'île became the city center with the place of Terreaux, and the Lyon City Hall was built between 1645 and 1651 by Simon Maupin.

Following a fire in 1674, the building was restored and modified, including its facade, designed by Jules Hardouin-Mansart and his pupil Robert de Cotte. In 1792 during the French Revolution, the half-relief of Louis XIV on horseback, in the middle of the facade was removed and replaced only during the Restoration by Henry IV of France, in the same posture.

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Rue Joseph Serlin 6, Lyon, France
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Founded: 1645
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in France

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en.wikipedia.org

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4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Reda Haddou (12 months ago)
A Majestic Gem in Lyon - I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Hotel de Ville Lyon in Lyon and I must say, it left me absolutely mesmerized! This stunning building is a testament to the grandeur of French architecture and is truly a sight to behold. The ambiance of the Hotel de Ville Lyon is simply breathtaking, from the ornate details of the exterior to the sophisticated elegance of the interior. The service was top-notch and the staff were always friendly and accommodating. The rooms were spacious, well-maintained, and equipped with all the necessary amenities to make your stay comfortable. The quality of the products and services offered was impressive, ensuring that guests get their money's worth. The only criticism I have is that the food in the hotel's restaurant was a little underwhelming, which is why I deducted one star from my rating. However, the restaurant's ambiance made up for it, and the drinks were fantastic! What makes Hotel de Ville Lyon truly special is its rich history and unique features that set it apart from other hotels in the area. The grand staircase, chandeliers, and exquisite artwork all add to the hotel's charm. My impression of Hotel de Ville Lyon was so positive that I would encourage the owners to offer discounts or other incentives to loyal customers. If you're visiting Lyon, be sure to make Hotel de Ville Lyon a part of your itinerary. It's an experience you won't soon forget.
Emmanouela Theodoraki (2 years ago)
Such a beautiful building, amazing architecture, worths the visit.
Andrea Nori (2 years ago)
Definitely one of the most beautiful building of Lyon! It is also possible to visit it internally but at specific times
Hans-Peter Neeb (2 years ago)
Wounderful atmosphere in the evening with all the illumination. Beautiful place. A must go.
hari haran (3 years ago)
A beautiful place or a square to have fun with friends
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