hôtel de ville
[oh-tel duh veel]
- a city hall.
Origin of hôtel de ville
literally, mansion of the city
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Examples from the Web for hotel de ville
But latterly they meet in the Hotel-de-Ville, in the Townhall itself.
Raging multitudes surround the Hotel-de-Ville, crying: Arms!
The parliament, the exchequer-chamber, and the Hotel-de-Ville demanded peace; and the shouts of Peace!A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times
Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
On reaching the Hotel-de-ville, he shouts out: "Let everybody here pass into the Consistory!"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 4 (of 6)
Hippolyte A. Taine
The building of the Hotel-de-Ville, such as we now see it, swept away a whole section of the city.The Lesser Bourgeoisie
Honore de Balzac