Police in New Caledonia have opened an inquiry into an attack on the premises of the govermment of the southern province.
They say a molotov cocktail was thrown late on Monday night but failed to explode.
They also say a window broke after a gun shot was fired at the building.
Nobody was injured in the incident.
A guard was alerted by some noise but the perpetrators escaped in a car at high speed.
Security has been tightened.