Presentation of the City
Presentation of the City
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Presentation of the City

Paris was right at the heart of events that marked French history and shaped its present : discover the History of the City of Lights. This cosmopolitan city home to a varied population has a favourable geographical location. Original, informative, dizzying, surprising, impressive read also all the key figures for Paris !

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Visual of statue

From Lutetia to the Napoleon Bonaparte Empire, from the declaration of the Republic to the Paris Commune: Paris was right at the heart of events that marked French history and shaped its present. Here is a look back to the birth of this major city.

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Paris is a close-knit and welcoming place with a pleasant climate. The Seine cuts across the city and two woods on either side offer a breath of fresh air. Indeed, Paris has been blessed by nature.

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The Hôtel de Ville
"Hôtel de Ville" virtual Tour

The "Hôtel de Ville" (City Hall) is more than an administrative building or a subway station name...Discover here the heritage and the history Parisians are proud of ! From your place, follow our guide and discover step by step the secrets of the All Parisians' House. Walk in the steps of the artists and characters who were part of the history of Paris and its City Hall.

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These contact details are intended for journalists who need to contact the Press Office and photo department, to request a filming permit or official photograph etc.

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Conseil de Paris

Discover the political and administrative organisation of the City of Paris.

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Paris is home to a varied population. A high proportion of students, young workers and elderly people, many tourists and a large number of foreign residents: a genuine cultural wealth.

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Marriage, birth or death certificate…You can request a copy of civil records via The request will be sent directly to the district town hall in question.

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Pompiers de Paris

Find the contact details you need to contact the police, an emergency medical service or the fire brigade.

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Have a question or need to contact Paris City Council? Here is a selection of contacts and useful websites.

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Key figures for Paris

The longest street, the highest point, the number of bridges over the Seine, the number of gardens, trees, fountains, taxis... unusual, instructive, breath-taking, surprising, impressive: all the key figures about Paris!

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