American Independence Road

In the 18C, this street was home to various ministries and departments. The following buildings are of particular interest: n° 1, the former Grand Commun built by Mansart in 1684; n° 3, the former Hôtel de la Guerre built in 1759 by Berthier; and n° 5, the old Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Navy, where, in 1762, the alliance between France and the American "insurgents" took place. Since the 19C, this building has housed the town's public library, created from the seizure of the royal libraries during the Revolution.

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Address:

78000 Versailles

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