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Mayotte: The former Government House in the island would start to fall into ruins

The former Government House of Petite-Terrein in Mayotte, located on the heights of Mamoudzou, along with breathtaking views of the city below is left abandoned. The house managed by the General Council would even start to fall into ruins according to local press.
Nestled in the heart of a bamboo forest, almond trees and cinnamon, the ex-Government House is nevertheless listed since 2012 as a historical landmark of France. But since then, the building has remained unchanged.
As a reminder, the three cannon, six lamps and pavement as well as gravel road are now listed as historical entities in their own right.
The former residence of successive governors of Mayotte during the colonial period, of Creole architecture, had a turbulent history. A violent storm in 1953 swept the île aux parfums and strongly damaged the walls. The building is left abandoned following the climate catastrophe. In 1970, the Foreign Legion occupies the premises that she restored roughly. The military leave the scene a few years later.
In 1998, the Government House of Petite-Terre is crushed under the weight of heavy vegetation. Three years later, a renovation and identical reconstruction is conducted and colonial residence found its beautiful colors of yesteryear.


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