Welcome to Paris!
We're glad to have you here! This page is meant to help visitors find their way to the Paris office and around Paris. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to ask in #paris on irc.mozilla.org, or if you happen to be around the space come talk to us. If there is anything missing that you think might help future visitors, please add it / let us know :-).
To be added
16bis Boulevard Montmartre
75009 Paris, France
About the Space
Our new Mozilla Paris space combines working areas for up to 50 people and a vibrant community space designed to host up to 150 people for our Mozilla community events, meetups, and work weeks. We’ve incorporated the same leading technologies, amenities and designs as our other unique Mozilla Spaces around the world, all with a unique Paris feel. After all, it is Paris!
Announcement blog post (March 27, 2013)
Traveling to Paris
Note that Gare du Nord (French for "North Station"; outside of Paris it may be called "Paris - Nord") is about a 20-25 minute walk from the Mozilla office, so depending on the weather and what you're carrying, you might choose to walk from Gare du Nord to the office (alternatives: Metro with transfer, taxi). But if you do, you should definitely consult a map first and probably have the map with you.
Finding the Space
From the metro, use one of the following two stations:
- Grands Boulevards: Follow the signs to exit 2 (boulevard Montmartre). After you reach the top of the stairs, continue straight ahead (without crossing any streets) until you reach a large doorway with the number 16BIS over it, just after the Pret a Manger.
- Richelieu-Drouot: Follow the signs to exit 3 (bd. Montmartre). At the top of these stairs, continue straight ahead and immediately cross Rue Drouot (the smaller of the two streets at the intersection), and continue straight ahead (without crossing any other streets) until you find a large doorway with the number 16BIS over it, just before the Pret a Manger.
There is no Mozilla sign on the door or building.
Once you're at this large door, you'll need to go through three doors to enter the Mozilla space:
- First, the large door to the street with the number 16BIS over it. It has a keypad to the right of it. On this keypad you can use the arrows to select "MOZILLA" and then press the button with a bell symbol to call to be let in. Once you are let in, you need to push on the left half of the door. Push on the bar rather than the doorway, since there is a smaller door (hard to see) that does not take up the full doorway. (Note that both halves of the door have a bar to push on, but you need to push on the bar on the left half.) This door is quite heavy, and you will have to push hard.
- Second, you need to cross a metal gate just inside this doorway. Follow exactly the same procedure on the freestanding keypad before the gate. Then pull on the right half of the gate to enter. (Note that with both the first and second doors, the part of the door that moves is the half further from the keypad.)
- Then, walk forward about 10 meters, and on your right you will see a doorway with the word "Mozilla" on the glass. This door has a simple doorbell button on it you can use to be let in. On this door, pull on the left half of the door (which is the only half with a handle).
Then walk up the stairs into the Mozilla space.
Leaving the Space
When leaving the space, please use the small button in the final pair of doors to exit, and do not open the large doors themselves.
Traveling around in Paris
Public transit in the city offers a few options - metro, bus, RER (suburban express railway), and suburban trains (Transilien).
There are many hotels near the office. Some (across varying price/quality ranges) that Mozillians have had good experiences staying at include:
- Holiday Inn Paris Opera - Grands Boulevards (****)
- Hotel Bergere Opera (***)
- Hôtel Vivienne (**)
- Millenium Opera Very nice, is wheelchair accessible too!
There is a laundry nearby at 37, rue de Trévise (directions from office). It's mostly self-explanatory (and has good english signage). The one thing that is unlabeled is the detergent/softener dispensing machine. In France, laundry detergent is generally (as it is at this laundromat) in small foil-covered bricks. The packets are something else (probably softener, maybe bleach). The money input for all the machines the laundromat takes either coins or bills.
Good things nearby
There is a good bakery at 26 r. du Faubourg Montmartre. directions from office