Hôtel de Ville de Paris | Exhibition | exposition virtuelle

"Le rire de Cabu"

Virtual exhibition

Mairie de Paris - Place de l'Hôtel de Ville - 75004 Paris

Le Marais - 4e Arrondissement


From 12 January, Paris City Hall is showing an exhibition on the work of popular press cartoonist Cabu in the Salle Saint-Jean. This major retrospective brings together 350 works divided into eight themes including ‘The Characters of Cabu’, ‘The Presidents of Cabu’ or ‘The Method in Cabu’ to learn how to draw like him. An invitation to laugh and reflect, his drawings have dealt with a wide range of subjects and have made their mark in many media.

Accessible free of charge subject to reservation or on a virtual visit, this exhibition is a joyful tribute to this undeniably talented all-rounder.


All public

Hôtel de Ville de Paris

The Hôtel de Ville de Paris has been the seat of the Paris City Council since 1357. The current building, with a neo-renaissance style, was built by architects Théodore Ballu and Edouard Deperthes on the site of the former Hôtel de Ville which burnt down during the Paris Commune in 1871. Visits to the town hall, a powerful and prestigious place, are possible. Guided tours are offered by reservation only and are organized by the city’s Protocol Department. Visitors can discover the function room, created as a replica of the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Free major exhibitions are also organized here and are a great success.

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Hôtel de Ville de Paris

Mairie de Paris - Place de l'Hôtel de Ville
75004 Paris

  • Subway - Hôtel de Ville
  • RER - Châtelet - Les Halles
  • Bus - 38, 67, 69, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 85, 96

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Accessibility information

- Motor disabilities: accessible visit, lifts and adapted toilets.
During the Heritage Days, signage and staff guide people with disabilities who ask at the entrance, notably to indicate to wheelchair users which way to go.

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