List of mayors of Paris

List of mayors of Paris

Mayor of Paris
Maire de Paris
Incumbent
Anne Hidalgo

since 5 April 2014
Residence Hôtel de Ville
Appointer Popular election
(with the approvation of the City Council)
Term length 6 years
Inaugural holder Jean Sylvain Bailly
Formation 8 November 1807
Salary €8,650
Website www.paris.fr

Before the French Revolution, the municipality of Paris was headed by the provost of the merchants (French: prévôt des marchands). On 14 July 1789, at the end of the afternoon, following the storming of the Bastille, the provost of the merchants of Paris, Jacques de Flesselles, was shot by the crowd on the steps of Paris city hall. The next day, the first mayor of Paris (French: maire de Paris) was elected.

Provosts of the merchants