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Located at 8 Rue du Grand-Chêne in Lausanne, the Micheloud & Cie head office occupies a historical monument, the Maison Mercier. This magnificent building was named after and built by Jean-Jacques Mercier, an exceptional Swiss businessman in the late 19th century. One of the most significant landowners in Lausanne, Jean-Jacques Mercier also developed the Lausanne metro and the Flon district. With the help of architect Francis Isoz, who had already designed the Château d'Ouchy, Jean-Jacques Mercier used the same Viollet-le-Duc Gothic Revival style to complete his final and most beautiful building in the city center, the Maison Mercier.

History of the Maison Mercier

Discover the history of the Maison Mercier and original photos of its construction, depicting the city in 1899. Read the article written in the Gazette de Lausanne on April 19, 1895, announcing the construction of the building that houses our offices.

Jean-Jacques Mercier: ahead of his time

Biography of an exceptional businessman to whom Lausanne owes its metro system, the creation of the Flon district fronting on the river and two of the city's architectural gems: the Château d'Ouchy and the Maison Mercier.

Visit our office
 As though you were really there. Guided tour in image to the nerve center of Micheloud & Cie.

Click for our webcam Positioned on one of the Maison Mercier's Gothic Revival balconies, our Webcam looks out over the Lausanne Palace hotel on Rue du Grand-Chêne, as well as Lausanne's main square, the Place Saint-François.

Interactive map of our offices
 Don't miss the interactive map (Flash 5) of our offices in Lausanne, Geneva and Sion. Explore the city and find useful reference points for when you visit us in person.


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