A taste of France

The Embassy of France in Thailand threw open the reception areas inside the French Ambassador's Residence to the public on Sept16, the occasion of French Heritage Day.

The visitors were free to roam about and visit the main lounge and the dining room located on the first floor of the residence, a handsome structure facing the Chao Phraya River, as well as the receiving areas on the ground floor of the mansion.

The ambassador's residence, a blend of Thai and Western architecture, has stood on the plot of land on Charoen Krung 36 since the early 19th century _ not very far from the majestic Customs House building by the river.