Former French Mission Building

sights / Architecture

Lonely Planet review

The Court of Final Appeal , the highest judicial body in Hong Kong, is now housed in the neoclassical former French Mission building, a charming structure built in 1868. It served as the Russian consulate until 1915 when the French Overseas Mission bought it and added a chapel and a dome. The building was the headquarters of the provisional colonial government after WWII. Just before the mission building is pretty Cheung Kong Garden , which developers were required to lay out when they built the 70-storey Cheung Kong Centre to the south.