City Hall, Papeete

City Hall, Papeete

The City Hall, also known as Hotel de Ville or Mairie, is a faithful replica of the Mansion of Queen Pomare IV. Queen Pomare ruled Tahiti in 1845 when the island became a French Protectorate. The City Hall holds the office of the Mayor of Papeete. It is open to the public during regular hours and during the Gallery exhibition hours on the third floor.

The City Hall building is painted in buttercup yellow. It has wide, wrap-around galleries with cream-colored balustrades and columns on two floors. A grand staircase leads to the main entrance. The roof has dormers and a hexagonal tower with pointed arch windows and a pointed red spire. The overall architectural style is Neoclassic.

Inside the City Hall, beside the offices, there is a wedding chapel. The lobby is decorated with painted murals of island life. The artwork is strongly reminiscent of Gauguin. The Hall is located on Paul Gauguin Street and Colette Street in Papeete.

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Sight Name: City Hall
Sight Location: Papeete, Tahiti (See walking tours in Papeete)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Papeete, Tahiti

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Create Your Own Walk in Papeete

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Papeete Introduction Walking Tour

Papeete Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Papeete Waterfront Walk

Papeete Waterfront Walk

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles