Hôtel de Mercy-Argenteau (Mozilla Foundation)

The Hôtel de Mercy-Argenteau is a building located in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. It was built in the 18th century and served as the residence of the ambassador of Austria. Nowadays, it houses the Parisian office of the Mozilla Foundation. It is usually open to the general public once a year for the European Heritage Days (Journées Européennes du Patrimoine).

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Quai d’Orsay (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

After the Hôtel de Noirmoutier, I headed to the Quai d’Orsay, where the headquarters of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs are located.

Above, the official entrance during the visit of a head of state.

Above, there was a long wait.

Above, no red carpet for us peons.

 

Above, dining room.

Above, Chambre de la Reine (Queen’s Bedroom).

Above, bathroom of the Chambre de la Reine.

Above, Chambre du Roi (King’s Bedroom).

Above, gold bathtub in the bathroom of the Chambre du Roi.

Above, model of an Ariane rocket.

Above, office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Above, garden.