Updated at 2022-04-25
Paris City Hall is one of the most important landmarks in France from both a tourist perspective and political perspective. The outline of the building can be seen on the china plate in the image. It has been the headquarters of the municipality of Paris since 1357. Numerous important historical events from the Middle Ages, French Revolution, and modern times have taken place here. It burned down during the Paris Commune insurrection in 1871. The current building was completed in 1882. Paris City Hall houses the mayor's office and the local government council.
Area: 86.928 square kilometers
Population: over 2.2 million
Main industries/features: Paris epitomizes France’s culture and art, and is also a world-famous historical city. There are 50 theaters, 15 concert halls, and 200 cinemas within city limits. It is also home to Le Palais Garnier, the world’s largest opera house with an area of 110,000 square meters, and the Conservatoire de Paris, a college of music and dance.