Among the statues of distinguished natives of the town is one to Charles Nicolas Oudinot, whose house serves as the hotel-de-ville.
The hotel-de-ville contains the library, with more than ioo,000 volumes and the art museum with a fine collection of paintings.
The hotel-de-ville and the Cercle du Commerce are the chief modern buildings.
The hotel-de-ville consists of two distinct parts.
While lacking the artistic tastes of the Valois, Henry beautified Paris, building the great gallery of the Louvre, finishing the Tuileries, building the Pont Neuf, the Hotel-de-Ville and the Place Royale.