A British tourist has spent a night trapped in a French town hall after mistakenly thinking she could book a room at the “hotel de ville”. The hapless female visitor arrived in the Alsace town of Dannemarie on Friday and tried to find a bed for the night. Spotting the impressive-looking “hotel de ville”, the tourist popped in to use the toilet before trying to check in. But as she was in the convenience, officials finished a meeting, left the town hall and locked its door. The solitary traveller, said to be in her 30s, ended up with the inconvenience of spending the night on chairs in the building’s lobby.