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The old square in front of the current building of the City Hall Hotel de Ville.
The square was laid out in the XIII century. From that moment on, this square was firmly entrenched in notoriety as a place of public executions. Many criminals were executed here, and the methods of killing were the most inhumane, including quartering and burning alive. It was on this square that the guillotine was first tested in action, which later moved to Place de la Concorde.
In the year the Town Hall was built, in 1803, the square was renamed the Hotel de Ville.
Since 1982, the entire area of the square has been turned into a huge pedestrian zone. In winter, a special fence is erected here,
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