Skip to content
ArabicChinese (Simplified)DutchEnglishFrenchGermanGreekHindiItalianJapanesePortugueseRussianSpanish

Paris - Ile De France

Hotel-de-Ville Metro station’s decoration

This page was updated on: Monday, August 19, 2019 at: 12:32 pm

Hotel-de-Ville Metro station’s cultural-themed decor

Hotel-de-Ville Metro station is on Ligne 1, the first line of the Metro Parisien which was inaugurated in 1900.

The station serves the town-hall of the City of Paris, the seat of municipal institutions since 1357, hence its name.

Its decoration, entirely dedicated to the Hotel-de-Ville, includes a superb mosaic representing the coat of arms of the City of Paris at the centre of each platform.

You'll notice that even the seats are in the colours of the City of Paris, blue and red.

A series of posters and panels that relate anecdotes linked to the development of the city and transport adorn the walls.

These were recently covered with ceramic tiles of different sizes to differentiate the station from the others.

Finally, the name of the station is inscribed in blue letters on a plexiglass board that stands out from the traditional white on a blue background.

Hotel-de-Ville Metro station, a major transport hub

Hotel-de-Ville is in the heart of historic Paris. It's therefore one of the city’s major transportation interchange for Metro and RER lines that serve Paris and Greater Paris.

It has 6 accesses (Rue de Rivoli, Rue Lobau, Rue du Renard, Rue de la Coutellerie, Avenue Victoria and of course Hotel-de-Ville).

Sites of interest near Hotel-de-Ville Metro station?

St-Gervais-St-Protais Church, BHV, Rue Francois Miron

Directions: 4th district
Coordinates: Lat 48.857569 - Long 2.352378

Coat-of-arms of the City of Paris
Hotel-de-Ville Metro station - Photos and wall panels
Photos and wall panels
Rue des Colonnes

Rue des Colonnes in Paris

Rue des Colonnes, a private lane created to serve a newly built theatre and a rare example of French Revolution urbanism in Paris
10 things to do in Paris on a rainy day

Top 10 things to do in Paris on a rainy day

We've compiled a list of the top 10 things to do in Paris on a rainy day, from traditional to off the beaten track visits
Cultural Metro stations in Paris

Cultural Metro stations in Paris

Paris Metro has 303 stations, many of which have been redecorated and refurbished to promote the monuments or districts they serve
Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche seen from the Square Boucicaut

Le Bon Marché, Paris’ oldest department store

Le Bon Marché, the oldest department store in Paris and the only one on the Left Bank, is a Parisian luxury icon that belongs to the LVMH group

Sign up to our newsletter

Travel France Online will use the information you provide on this form to keep in touch with you and to provide updates via our newsletter. By selecting the boxes on the form you confirm your acceptance to receive our newsletter.

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at admin@travelfranceonline.com

We will treat your information with respect. For more information please visit our privacy policy page