Yesterday Eric Schmidt, alongside French President Nicolas Sarkozy, inaugurated the new 10,000-square meter Google HQ in France. Today we’re getting a behind the scenes look at the new space courtesy of French news organiztion Le Figaro. In the video you’ll get to see everything from the 19th century Second Empire building’s architecture to a giant interactive Google Books display and Google Earth video wall in the public areas. The new office will serve as Google headquarters for France, Africa, Southern Europe, and the Middle East.

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