The Sans-Souci Palace was the Royal residence of King Henry I, better known as Henri Christophe, of Haiti.

Construction of the Palace started in 1810 and was completed in 1813. It is located in the town of Milot, a few miles from the incredible and renown Citadelle Laferriere Sans-Souci above.  Translated from French, Sans-souci means " Without Worry" .

A severe earthquake in 1842 destroyed a considerable part of the palace and devastated the nearby city of Cap-Haitien. During it's prime time, Sans Souci is acknowledged by many to have been the equivalent of the Versailles in France.





In 1820, depressed from political pressure, the visionary King committed suicide, with according to legend, a silver bullet in the head. Historically it is unknown if the bullet was indeed a silver one, but it is known that Henry Christophe had committed suicide. His body is entered in the Palace. First time in humanity's History, that a group of former slaves, built a palace for their own chosen ruler, not for masters. Its uniqueness and poignant history, made UNESCO listed it in it's World Heritage Sites, in 1982.