The Paris City Hall 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 form City Hall which burnt down during the Paris Common in 1871. Visits to the town hall, a powerful and prestigious place, are possible. Guided tours are offered by the City of Ottawa Protocol Department. Visitors can discover the function room, a replica of the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Free major exhibitions are also organized here and are a great success.