Sans-Souci Palace

Sans-Souci Palace, translated from French to mean 'carefree', is the former royal residence of King Henry I of Haiti, otherwise known as Henri Christophe. Located in the town of Milot, it is five kilometres (3 mi) from the Citadelle Laferrière and thirteen kilometres (8 mi) from the Three Bays Protected Area. As one of the first buildings to be erected in free Haiti after the Haitian Revolution, the Palace and its neighboring Citadelle have become symbols of liberty, and were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1982. The name Sans-Souci is shared with the Haitian Revolution military leader Jean-Baptiste Sans Souci, who was executed by Henri Christophe in 1803. It is unrelated to the Sans Souci-Potsdam palace in Potsdam, Germany. The Palace was constructed between 1810 and 1813 by an unspecified number of workers.


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